For your discussion on Wit, I’d like you to choose between these two options.
a) The play centers on what we might reduce to a conflict between the intellect and the human capacity to care. React to or comment on this battle. If the head and the heart are its primary concerns, what statement about these concerns does Wit want to make?
b) Vivian Bearing says, “My only defense is the acquisition of vocabulary.” What does she mean? And in light of this comment, how might we think about the play as a literacy narrative?
Edson, Margaret. Wit: A Play. New York: Faber and Faber, 1999. Print.
Pick A or B to write about.