Summary Of The Play 'Gorgon'

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This play ‘Gorgon’ by Elena Carapetis, is relevant for teenagers in todays society. They can relate to the main characters of this play and hopefully learn from their mistakes and experiences, the relationships in the play between the three characters and how they reacted to this certain situation. I could make personal connections to the characters, themes and issues in this play.

The events that occurred amongst the main characters can be related to the teens of today. Young adults may have been through similar situations or know someone who went through them which can relate to the main characters and learn from their mistakes. Stereo types are big in todays society, so for a play to generate the truth behind masculinity and feminism
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Teens can relate to the connection of friendships, relationships and family have between the main characters of the play and what they have in the real world. The relationship between the siblings, Maz and Lola, is shown how different genders are treated differently. For example, when Maz got a car for his birthday and Lola got an iPad mini, when Maz was killed in the car accident everyone remembered him as a great guy but only remember the good things about him while Lola, his twin sister was left not appreciated as much and got into trouble. I could relate to these connections with friends and family because I have my own experiences that link to the plays message. Lola and Lee were in similar situations (loss of a loved one) when they found each other and bonded after Lola finally helped Lee release his emotions he’s been holding for so long. This relationship between the two teens is something many teenagers, including myself can relate to and find relevant. Not necessarily the same ordeal but the connection and friendship they found. However, Maz and Lee’s friendship was a very typical boy friendship where they act tough and don’t show their emotions. Lee and Lola both reacted to the situation differently just as anyone else …show more content…
In this play Lola is represents the females and Lee represents the males. As stereotypical society men are presented as tough and are not allowed to show weakness otherwise it isn’t manly but when something does happen in their life they shut down and don’t let anyone in to burst their bubble. Whereas, women show more emotion and feelings when told to ‘let it all out’ and feel better sooner but this is just a stereotype that has been passed down and does not naturally exist. Being masculine has to do with men’s pride. In the play they used ‘turning to stone’ as a metaphor of shutting everyone around them out. Lee could have been blamed for Maz’s death as he was guilty for living and this is a reason why he reacted the way he did. Men not capable of showing emotion only anger tend to to turn on women with

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