Cleansed has ratings and 61 reviews. KamRun said: مطلبی که در مورد کتاب نوشتم مربوط به دو سال پیش هست و امروز نظرم در مورد این نمایشنامه عوض شده و دو. Decoding Sarah Kane Dimensions of Metaphoricity in Cleansed. by Timo Pfaff. 2 Main Part: Decoding Sarah Kane. In-yer-face: Violence as Metaphor. “Love is war” and “love is a unity”—these are the two main conceptual metaphors underlying Sarah Kane’s play Cleansed (). However, and quite.

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By the end, Rod promises everything he rejected before: It will stay with you for the rest of your life.

That Rod has forgiven Carl becomes clear when he finally repeats the pledge of love originally delivered by Carl: You might hate it, but you won’t just hate it. To begin with the analysis of metaphors, the first thing one has to bear in mind is that metaphors do not only occur as linguistic realisations.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Rod cynically retorts ‘you just have’ to the last one.

He tells it like it is. However, there are some scenes that show Tinker in a very ambiguous, vulnerable light. In fact it really is humming.

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The institutional paint is peeling; the tiles are broken and some are missing; trees have grown through the floor in places.

At first, it is always intense and shocking, till, the shock factors gradually diminish, and the unfamiliar becomes usual; from incest, to eating dead babies, to raping a dead man, to decapitating someone… Kane never fails at placing our sense before the most violent hedges of human nature, thus, staging the unstageable.


Rod claims that Carl does not even know his real name, and states that he would never die for Carl. Tinker threatens Carl with excruciating torture and Carl responds by begging Tinker to torture ‘Rod not me’.

Her plays deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture—both physical and psychological—and death. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The dialogue between her and Tinker imply that her twin brother, Graham, has died. The second time the ring appears in scene 4. This is a university that is also a prison. But why don’t we say that for Shakespeare’s stage directions? Here, the acts of cutting off Carls tongue 14the hands 25the feet 32and finally the penis 41 do not stand for themselves but rather symbolise a gradual loss of articulation.

Perhaps the most shocking and distressing of what I’ve read of Kane’s work so far. The vividness of a comic strip. Taking this argument as a basis it seems valid to go one step further and see the scenes in the light of a criticism of language.

Grace is driven by the desire to unite kanne her dead brother Graham. This is a very violent plays; dismemberments, rapes, forced feeding, surgical procedures, gunfire, physical sarha, injections, insertions, a hanging.

Still have “Crave” and “4: In Scene 7 Graham and Robin speak lines in unison, the unison only emphasising their doubleness. Whereas in the former scenes Tinker wanted to help the woman out of her situation, he now forces her to act as she is supposed to as a peep-show dancer. Upon the realization that his genitals were cut off and grafted onto Grace, he starts to cry.


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You can’t be two and you can’t be one. Maybe even start the process now. Or better on life of the wretched. Tinker is sexually hypnotised by an erotic dancer in a portable booth.

Sarah Kane Dimensions of Metaphoricity in Cleansed

She is wasted here. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Grace has begun to hallucinate her brother. After a psychotic break triggered by her brother’s lingering scent, Grace is admitted into the hospital. I am lost, forever’. However, it will certainly not be an easy thing to figure out which meaning the violence tries to convey, or whether it tries to convey any meaning at all.

At the same time, the year-old Rod finds his commitment to his younger lover, Carl, rigorously examined as the latter undergoes progressive bodily mutilation. This production is both fiercely real and achingly theatrical.

These scenes will be the objects of analysis in chapter 2. He says that the woman should not be here and offers his friendship: