Victims and Victimizers in Edward Albee's The Zoo Story /

Edward Albee's first drama, The Zoo Story is a play about two middle-aged American men. Their relationship is rather complex and it ends in tragedy. This thesis examines who is the victim and who is the victimizer in their dyad. I argue that they both are victims and victimizers at the same tim...

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Main Author: Kissné Szabó Ildikó
Other Authors: Bocsor Péter
Format: Thesis
Published: 2005
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Online Access:http://diploma.bibl.u-szeged.hu/75708
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Summary:Edward Albee's first drama, The Zoo Story is a play about two middle-aged American men. Their relationship is rather complex and it ends in tragedy. This thesis examines who is the victim and who is the victimizer in their dyad. I argue that they both are victims and victimizers at the same time but their victim status is only partly similar. I support my arguments with sociological, psychological, cultural and historical facts. I interpret their victimhood with regard to the social circumstances of the 1950s and that of the end of the twentieth century when victimization became a serious social problem in the United States.