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In the review of the play Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare Thomas Disch says I did not much like the play He continues to add Guares drama may in fact be a fair representation of the state of the communal conscience of the generality of patrons of Lincoln Center at the close of the Regan era If so I can understand why most of the time they prefer to attend the ballet Disch means that Six Degrees insults the upper-middle-class and they would not want to see the play I both agree and disagree with Dischs statement In the beginning of the play the rich upper-class are insulted because they are portrayed as shallow people but throughout the play some characters of the upper-class are transformed into deep feeling characters When the main characters are introduced in the beginning of the play the upper- class is depicted as lacking emotion towards people of lower classes When Flan and Ouisa are talking to Geoffrey about visiting his coal mines in Africa Ouisa says Are you sure theyre worst off I mean weve come all this way We dont want to see people just mildly victimized by apartheid We demand shock This quote best describes how they dont care about anyone who cant benefit them They appear to be people who view the poor as animals and not the humans they are Also they seam to be friend with people because of what they have and not because of who they are Ouisa says Having a rich friend is like drowning and your friends makes life boats But the friend gets touchy if you say one word We were afraid our South African friend might say you only love me for my life boats Ouisa is describing how they make acquaintances with people because of what they have or what they can offer them This is almost as shocking as watching the poorest of
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