Wit Essay

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WIT, a play written by Margaret Edison, illustrates Vivian Bearing, an English professor of Seventeenth Century Poetry, diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, with little time to live. In her lonely journey towards death, Vivian discovered her need for human kindness. The play starts off with her doctor explaining to her that she has an insidious cancer, and needs to go through intensive treatment immediately. Ironically, chemotherapy, which is supposed to treat her, actually endangers her health. As she becomes weaker and weaker, she becomes a child. She feels the need for warmth, comfort, attention, and affection.Vivian spent more time working, than enjoying life. As a student, she spent ...view middle of the document...

Before she could finish the story, Vivian lost sense of any pain and fell asleep. This shows how Vivian turned into a child and needed the same affection a sick child would need. Like a child when given bad tasting medicine, Vivian hated the treatment processes and cried out, ?No more tests?, and ?I do not want to go now!? (42). She urged attention like a child and made the nurse come see her by making the IV alarm go off. ?I wanted her to come and see me. So I had to create a little emergency? (51). Staying at the hospital, Vivian got used to the nurse and considered her as her closest friend at that time. She enjoyed being nurtured and taken care of, which she isn?t used to. For example, when Susie asked, ?What?s the trouble, sweetheart??, and Vivian answers to the audience, ?Do not think for a minute that anyone calls me ?Sweetheart?? (51). Another example is when Susie asks Vivian if she wants a Popsicle, and Vivian breaks it in half and shares it with Susie, symbolizing friendship and sharing. Then Susie shares a...

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