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The Iceman Cometh by Eugene ONeill centers on drunks in a skid row bar in 1912 The bar dwellers spend their time drinking rotgut whiskey and reminiscing about yesterdays and idolizing tomorrows the fantasies of the future which are shattered by the reformed salesman Hickey In the play these pipe dreams keep the bars populace alive All of the residents of Harry Hopes bar thrive on pipe dreams except Larry and Parritt but the effects still take hold Larry is considered the philosopher of the bar which is proved by this statement from Rocky one of the characters to Larry De old Foolosopher like Hickey calls yuh aint yuh ONeill 9 He sits back and observes everyone elses pipe dreams while waiting for death He believes himself to be the only one without a pipe dream Oh Im the exception I havent any left thank God ONeill 20 Parritt comes to the bar in search of Larry maybe looking for a friend Parritt arrives at Hopes bar searching for Larry hoping to end his isolation Galens 148 Apparently Parritt wants Larry to judge him on his betrayal towards his mother in the Anarchist movement Despite Larrys strong belief he did have a pipe dream his wanting for death After Hickeys attempted conversions Larry is the only one to truly face his pipe dream however the death that came to him was not his own but Parritts when Larry finally judges him and tells him to go ahead and kill himself which Parritt in his melancholy obliged happily or unhappily after which David Galens says Larry has become an active participant in life 144 Larry and Parritt are different from the rest of the group but they still are affected in a very significant way by the acrimony pipe dreams can create Pipe dreams are like the whiskey to the saloon residents without it they can not last long David Galens eloquently
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