COD Spring 2014 Sarah Ruhl’s play “In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)” is set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity. There’s the Givings, who just had their first child although Mrs. Givings is having trouble providing milk for her baby. And there’s the Daldrys, where Mrs. Daldry is a new patient of Dr. Givings, who specializes in treating “hysteria” in his patients by inducing orgasms with the newly invented vibrator. In the very beginning of the play, both marriages appear to follow the idea of institutional marriage with the clear separation of male and female spheres to meet the needs of the society and the strictly defined gender roles it imposes on men and women during the time period. Dr. Givings, only cares about his sciences and job and he expects his wife, as she does, to only care about being a mother and housewife (economic production and childrearing). Further, both wives are obedient of their husbands’ demands (I recall in one scene when Mr. Daldry simply told Mrs. Daldry to “be a good girl and go to the room”, as a father would to his daughter). Like Coontz said, it seems that the idea of romantic love and lust within marriage was considered foolish and uncommon. Consequently, the rigid separation between male and female spheres made it hard for couples to share their thoughts, making emotional intimacy almost impossible. Oblivious to his wife’s emotional distress from not being able to feed her own baby, the stoic Dr. Givings is only interested in sciences; instead of comforting her, he becomes practical. However later on in Act I, there seems to be a difference between the two marriages. The Givings shares an intimate moment in the living room and he does expresses his love for her through words several times. However, there seems to be very little sympathy between the Daldry’s, as if their love has faded or it never existed. The idea of female purity and sexual repression also made physical intimacy problematic in the play as women were brought up with the idea that they should lack sexual passion. Both wives were in disbelief when the wet nurse, Elizabeth, told them the sensations induced from the device seem to be the feeling you get when you have “relations” with your husband. Man also found it unnatural if a woman enjoyed sex. When Mrs. Daldry expresses the sensations induced by the vibrator, Dr. Givings remains very businesslike. Female sexual pleasure is so alien to the mind of the average 19th-century man that he cannot recognize it even when it is taking place literally beneath his nose. Though there are changes to the Givings’ marriage later in Act II, Dalrys’ barely changes and it’s affirmed that that there really is little sympathy between them as they don’t even try to work on their relationship. Mr. Daldry kisses Mrs. Givings with no signs of guilt and though Mrs. Givings feels liberated,…
Reflection on Sample Response. Well Above Average Response (A Range)
The essay response effectively discusses the statement that ‘Iago’s use of language shows “the cool logic of persuasion,”’ Othello’s “the hot power of passion”.’ The author shows a strong understanding of the play and the characters use of language through a well structured and response to the statement. The ideas discussed are concise, sophisticated and well supported by textual evidence and the analysis is strong and in-depth…
amount of columns and rows. We thus treat these games as
games with continuous strategies as well.
To solve simultaneous games with continuous strategies, we
first derive each player’s best response function.
A Nash Equilibrium occurs when each player is playing her
best response, i.e., where the best response functions
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Example: Guessing half of the average
Consider a game called “Guessing half of the average”
Two players can choose any number between 0…
ultimately depends on innovative responses to opportunities and threats. Explain the role that organizational learning and creativity play in helping managers to improve their decisions. Respond to at least two of your classmates
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Creativity and Learning . The quality of organizational decision making ultimately depends on innovative responses to opportunities and threats. Explain the role that organizational learning and creativity play in helping managers to improve…
or whom might you compare them?
3. Notice how the fight builds -- from servants to Tybalt and Benevolio, to Lady and Lord Capulet and Lady and Lord montague.
4. What is the difference between Tibet and Benevolio’s responses? It is a difference they will preserve throughout the play. What might it show about their characters? How is Tybalt, for instance, characterized by Benevolio?
5. The prince speaks. Read carefully and learn what he threatens. Might this be foreshadowing?
6. Following the resolution…
P3 : THE ACUTE AND SUB
RESPONSE FOR A BROKEN
Acute response: the acute physiological response for a broken toe is pain, swelling, stiffness and bruising.
Pain: there should be a very severe pain around the injured area, this is because of the damage the tackle or
impact of the injury has done to your toe or the injured are physiologically.
Swelling; the injured area should around the toe would be swollen, this is caused…
economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Support your response with examples.
2.Discuss, with examples, at least four (4) substantive ways in which a healthy population strengthens the economy of the country that you have selected.
3.Ascertain the degree to which the leadership of your chosen country has used foreign aid to improve its health care system. Support your response with concrete examples.
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particular response from their audience has governed the way in which they have shaped the structure of the play" (Derek Chaverley)
With reference to your text identify what response your play write is aiming to elicit and how you as a director would realise this in performance.
As a director we would identify what response The ThreePenny Opera is aiming to elicit and how we would realise this in the performance.
The ThreePenny Opera is one of Bertolt Brecht most successful plays with the major…
Secure Attachment - the 'Ideal' Attachment Behavior
The child's attachment behavior when his or her:
• Mother is present:
o The child demonstrates secure attachment by feeling safe enough to explore the world
and engage in play.
o The mother's proximity creates what is called 'secure base' - a space of security from
which the child feels to free to explore the world.
• Mother leaves:
o The child protests - e.g. by crying or trying to regain closeness.
o The distress…
convey a message to other’s that you are available and looking for a partner or like in todays society selling cloths, entertainment or news because “sex sells”.
Sexual response can sometimes be confusing for young people who are not yet familiar with their bodies but also in adults who are. Sexual response is not right out in the open and is dependent largely on body chemistry and the psychology of the brain.
Hormones are chemicals that regulate various bodily functions, including…