Power

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Mind Map by manu.liberman14, updated more than 1 year ago
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The play is supported by the constant fight for power between George and Martha. The author uses this argument as a metahpor for the ongoing cold war.

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Power
  1. George and Martha are constantly fighting for power
    1. This fight is a metaphor for the ongoing cold war
    2. George and Martha´s constant fight
      1. The way they speak to each other shows their ambition
        1. In the first part of the play Martha is in control
          1. In the second part George is in control
      2. Characters' tactics
        1. Martha and George constantly humiliate and ridiculize each other
          1. One example is when Martha retells the anecdote where she punches George
        2. Is George able to maintain his power?
          1. As a matter of fact, George is the most powerful character
            1. But for some reason he allows Martha to have the power
              1. When Martha reveals the baby George gets furious
                1. Consequently he unleashes a storm of controversial revelations
          2. Nick and Honey's power dynamic
            1. Nick is mostly interested in Honey's money
              1. Nick married Honey due to a hysterical pregnancy
              2. As everyone knows, Honey is quite naive
                1. For this reason she needs a man by her side
                  1. She is also alongside Nick because she does not want to feel lonely
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