Albee, Edward – Historia Del Zoo – Free download as PDF File .pdf) or read online for free. EL PLAN SUICIDA DE JERRY EN LA HISTORIA DEL ZOOLÓGICO: UNA OPCIÓN The Zoo Story (), Edward Albee’s most recognized play, primarily . La Historia del Zoo de Edward Albee (Obra de teatro). Public. · Hosted by Proyecto YLEM / Círculo de Estudios Teatrales. Interested.

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Modern Drama20 1 Jerry could be exaggerating or even making it up the entire story about his disgraceful life in the rooming house where he lives, this being one of the ambiguities of the play and one of its absurd elements. This defensive position implies that Peter will do whatever it takes edawrd protect his bench, his honor, and his own life if necessary, while Jerry is practically asking for lethal harm.


The play suggests that he is socially dysfunctional, lacking communication skills to interact normally with close neighbors and, therefore, seeing them as strange and freakish human beings. God”, are a combination of scornful mimicry and supplication. Homelife was first read publicly at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference.

In addition, Jerry rushes over Peter, grabs him by the collar, and offends his manhood as a strategy sense of competence to force the stranger to pick up the knife from the floor and kill him.

Based on the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior, it has been examined how Edward Albee has created a suicidal attempter who achieves his objective.

Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd. Jerry snores, but does not move. It can be observed that Jerry creates three interdependent states of mind: It could have been any other person in the park to help him commit it.

Life in the Garden of Captives. The lucidity that was to constitute his torture at the same time crowns his victory. School Psychology Review38 2 Jerry is a fully developed, three-dimensional character.

This sense of competence needs to be convincing for Peter. He wants his face to be seen on TV or the newspapers to gain a bit of social recognition after his death. It’s a play that I’m very happy I wrote.


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But Peter is a backboard. The move has raised controversy within the theater community. In fact, in his book Imagined Human Beings: His confession also reveals how afraid he was that his premeditated plan to commit suicide had not worked. You fight for your self-respect … You fight, miserable bastard; fight for your bench.

We deduce, then, that Jerry, as a mimetic human being, only interchanges just a few sentences with other characters to satisfy immediate alnee. I was a h-o-m-o-s-e-x-u-a-l. Dying voluntarily implies that you have recognized, even instinctively, … the absence of any profound reason for living, the insane character of that daily agitation, and the uselessness of suffering.

A psychological approach to character and conflict in literature. Camus suggests two possible answers historua face the human feeling of absurdity: Because of that, he generates self-destructive behaviors through suicide ideation.

Historia del zoo

He lacks the basic needs and goals of life in terms of family, social acceptance, friends, marriage, sex, religion, and even the ability to communicate. But it is tragic only at the rare moments when it becomes conscious. Christopher Wallenberg wrote of The Zoo Story: Since Jerry knows that he belongs to no one because he lives in an absurd world of strangers; he is forced to exceed the limits de, reason by trying to find desperately an alternative type of friendship with animals and things:.

Camus discusses the outrageous human condition of Sisyphus, a Greek mythological figure, punished by Zeus to eternally and repeatedly roll a heavy rock up the top of a hill only to have it roll down again to start anew. The elements of ironic humor and unrelenting dramatic suspense are brought to a climax when Jerry historai his victim down to his own savage level.

This fatal courage opens the discussion of the third and last mental psychological state that a suicide attempter can reach: Jerry is not afraid of death or pain, he was rather afraid of not being killed. I therefore conclude that the meaning of life is the most urgent of questions.


La Historia del Zoo de Edward Albee (Obra de teatro)

Critical applications of the interpersonal-psychological theory of attempted and completed suicide. Views Read Edit View history. But I think I did. If this myth is tragic, that is because its hero is conscious. The play was paired with Krapp’s Last Tape. The problem is not only that the others reject him or are indifferent with him.

Jerry even asks him without hesitation to use the knife:. Peter is a wealthy publishing executive with a wife, two daughters, two cats, and two parakeets. He explains that the first option, hope, embraces the idea that the human being may continue living as much as possible in a meaningless world while he becomes conscious of trying to reach a definitive answer to why he is attached to a worthless life.

These words suggest that Jerry has not only lost hope to find human company, but part of his human dignity by considering the possibility of making relationships with irrational beings and disgusting inanimate elements such as insects, toilet paper, printed pornography, and human fluids because being lonely without a sense of belonging is a desperate absurd situation.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. So far, Jerry seems to be a burden to those he tries to interact with; he is a nuisance and unwanted creature to deal with and he knows it. Camus indicates that Sisyphus, an absurd man, is conscious of his absurd fate and so keeps fighting by doing his useless task happily.

We observe that Peter goes to Central Park to be alone for a while and enjoy the reading of a book. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. It can be observed in the play that because of his sexual preference, it is complicated for him to find someone to belong to and love.