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Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn In this essay I am going to examine the relationships portrayed in the one act play between mouthfuls The beginning of the play starts with the Waiter and Mr Pearce The waiter is polite and friendly with Pearce Mr Pearce is the opposite and is sharp and impatient with him When the waiter asks Mr Pearce his name again he gets annoyed Pearce ive just this minute said so From this you can tell right away the type of person he is and that he is not in a very good mood When Mrs Pearce arrives late for dinner her husband gives the same tone with her and makes a fuss because she has forgotten her glasses Why the hell cant you keep your glasses permanently in your handbag it is clear that Mr Pearce has not time for his wife He doesnt seem interested in what shes got to say and doesnt listen to her When Mrs Pearce starts to explain why she has forgotten her glasses he shuts her up by saying all right all right all right and cuts her off by asking the waiter for the wine list When Polly and Martin enter the restaurant and notice the Pearce s Polly becomes nervous It is obvious that she doesnt want to talk to them or be seen by them You get the impression that Polly doesnt like them too much Or that she is feeling guilty about something When she brings the fact up about her being away on holiday Martin seems to get annoyed and they start to disagree about the fact that she went away herself The waiter then moves over to the pearces table and when he comes back Polly is talking about how good her holiday was and Martin the same as Mr Pearce doesnt pay much attention to her Then when the waiter mentions the wine
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