An Analysis of the Zoo Story

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1.Introduction ……………………………………………………………………….1 2.The Coordinates of The Zoo Story …………………………………………….....2 3.Plot ………………………………………………………………………………..3 3.1Exposition ……………………………………………………………….……3 3.2Conflict ……………………………………………………………………….3 3.3Complication ……………………………………………………………….4-5 3.4Climax ………………...……………………………………………………5-6 3.5Resolution ………………………………………………………………….6-7

4.Characters………………………………………………………………….……...8 4.1Main Character ………………………………………………………………..8 4.2Subordinate Character ………………………………………………………..8

5.The Setting ………………………………………………………..........................9 5.1Physical ……………………………………………………………………….9 5.2Social ………………………………………………………………………….9

6.Theme …………………………………………………………………………...10 7.The Conventions of The Zoo Story …………………………………………….11 7.1Convention of Construction ……………………………………………...11-12 7.2Convention of Language …………………………………………………….12 7.3Convention of Action ………………………………………………………..12

1. Introductions

The Zoo Story is told about the different character between Peter’s and Jerry’s. Peter’s is from the middle class with a wife, two daughters, two cats and two parakeets and Jerry lives in boarding house and is very trouble they met in Central Park a Sunday afternoon in summer the story began when Peter is seated on the bench stage right, and than Jerry enters and asked the question, he went to know the location of the Zoo, then he started to asked Peter and told the story of him, Peter also uncomfortable with him and a little annoyed with he question, sometimes funny but sometimes very annoyed, but when Peter announces that he will be going home, Jerry hold him to be stayed a while longer and started to tickles Peter’s ribs with his fingers, then Jerry watches him, with a curious fixed smile they debated about the bench, fight for the bench Jerry impaled on the knife at the end of Peter’s.

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2. The Coordinate of The Zoo Story

Drama

Universe
Fight for the bench

Text
The Zoo Story

Author Audience Edward Albee All Age, Teenager, Student University
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3. Plot

3.1 Exposition
The Exposition in the play started when Peter is seated on the bench stage right in Central Park and then Jerry enters to asked the location of the Zoo.

JERRY: I've been to the zoo. [PETER doesn't notice.] I said, I've been to the zoo. MISTER, I'VE BEEN TO THE ZOO!
PETER: Hm? . . . What? . . . I'm sorry, were you talking to me? JERRY: I went to the zoo, and then I walked until I came here. Have I been walking north?
PETER: [puzzled] North? Why . . I . . . I think so. Let me see. JERRY: [pointing past the audience] Is that Fifth avenue?
PETER: Why ya; yes, it is.
JERRY: And what is that cross street there; that one, to the right? PETER: That? Oh, that's Seventy-fourth Street.
JERRY: And the zoo is around Sixty-5fth Street; so, I've been walking north.
PETER: [anxious to get back to his reading] Yes; it would seem so. JERRY: Good old north.
PETER: [lightly, by reflex] Ha, ha.
JERRY: [after a slight pause] But not due north.
PETER: I ... well, no, not due north; but, we ... call it north. It's northerly.

3.2 Conflict
The conflict of the play started with an external conflict, when Jerry asked so many question and Peter become annoyed, Jerry give comment when Peter want to smoked.
JERRY: [watches as PETER, anxious to dismiss him, prepares his pipe] Well, boy, you're not going to get lung cancer, are you?
PETER: [looks up, a little annoyed, then smiles] No, sir. Not from this. JERRY: No, sir. What you'll probably get is cancer of the mouth, and then you'll have to wear one of...
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