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Analysis of "Sandbox"

Analysis of “Sandbox” In Edward Albee's play the "Sandbox" two of the major characters were very intriguing. Mommy and Daddy's relationship is a classic example of how Albee mixes ordinary people and grim humor. Mommy is fifty-five, a well-dressed imposing woman. Daddy is sixty, a man of small stature with gray hair. Mommy is the natural born leader of the two. she is the decision maker of the family. Daddy never disagrees with Mommy. He does whatever she desires. She is the one who made the decision to put Grandma in the "sandbox" the remaining hours of her life. Mommy made this decision to remove some of the stress out of her own life. Mommy is the one who made the decision to start the music in good times and stop it in bad times. It was as if she wanted the whole world to stop in her own troubled times. Daddy was by far the more caring of the two. He exhibited this characteristic by asking Mommy if Grandma was comfortable in the sandbox. He also comforted Mommy when the death of her mother was at hand. Mommy and Daddy's marriage was one of tolerating each other instead of being based upon mutual affection. Toward the end of the play we see a spark of hope for their marriage as they comfort each other in their time of grief. Albee puts a light hearted twist on common day occurrences in his play. In Edward Albee's play the "Sandbox" two of the major characters were very intriguing. Mommy and Daddy's relationship is a classic example of how Albee mixes ordinary people and grim humor. Mommy is fifty-five, a well-dressed imposing woman. Daddy is sixty, a man of small stature with gray hair. Mommy is the natural born leader of the two. she is the decision maker of the family. Daddy never disagrees with Mommy. He does whatever she desires. She is the one who made the decision to put Grandma in the "sandbox" the remaining hours of her life. Mommy made this decision to remove some of the stress out of her own life. Mommy is t...

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