Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duos
Lennie & George in Of Mice & Men. The ultimate literary foils and - perhaps - America's first proletarian tragic hero.
Pi Patel & Richard Parker from Life of Pi. Could either have made it without the other? And what were they to each other exactly: antagonists or two aspects of the same being? Let the debates begin!
Vladimir & Estragon in Waiting for Godot. I've said it too many times to count now: It's the beauty of the way and the goodness of the wayfarers. And if you haven't seen Godot performed by actors who get it, you haven't really encountered Godot. Like The Importance of Being Earnest, it's best taken in as it was intended: as live theater. So go seek it out. You'll never forget these tragi-comic frenemies trapped in the limbo that is our human existence.
Lady and Mr. MacBeth. Bad juju, memorable mayhem. The very model of the modern dysfunctionally codependent couple? Out, damn spot!