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Q

DENNIS:
1. (HAL) “A very luxurious type of lad”
2. “I’d like to get married. It’s the one thing I haven’t tried”

A
  1. -> Attraction/homosexuality?
    -> Hedonistic, with lavish tastes?
    - Prosperity from death -> “undertaker”.
  2. Causal, nonchalant:
    -> Degrades the societal construct of marriage.
    -> Adventurous, unlike marriage - conforming.
2
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DENNIS’ DESIRE/LUST
1. “(to Hal, in tears). She’s turned me down”
2. “a fully productive life”

A
  1. -> Heightened emotion - suspected superficiality, doubt genuineness.
    • over-dramatised dropping of the act -> first moment
      of any kind of emotion in the play comedic…
    • ∴ deceptive, self-obsessed nature of play.
  2. -> Sexual undertones - central force behind Dennis’ endeavours to form a relationship with Fay = LUST.