Let 's Just Get Some Dessert

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Daniel Linn Brian Rockett English 102 M/W 1:00-2:15 19 April 2016 Let’s just get some dessert American Christian heterosexual 32-year old man Steve Dodd is studying in England and has been set on a date with a 29-year old woman of Indian origin and British citizen Kali Patel. Steve is under a presumption that Kali is straight. However, he was wrong concerning her sexuality. Previously, Kali’s brother Rashid arranged many dates with different heterosexual Indian men for his sister. Rashid is also under the assumption that Kali is not gay, and now he has prepared another date with heterosexual American Steve Dodd, this time for Kali, who is hopeful to get married. Steve has invited Kali out on date, “I invited you out on a lovely date”…show more content…
Miscommunication lead to these mistakes making them both feel dumb. Kali said, “I just wish it could be simpler” (Lane and Shengold) that gay and straight could recognize each other and be friends. Steve recognized significantly better understanding of Kali 's true essence at the work end. In the work beginning, he finds out that she is a gay and, currently, when play ends, he discover the real meaning of that identity. For example, if Kali tell everybody from her family members she is a gay, family might renounce her and Kali will never see anyone of her nephews (brother 's daughters) again. Steve shows compassion after her words: “I’ve never thought about that thing you said” (Lane and Shengold). Kali wondered, “Which thing would that be?” (Lane and Shengold). Steve described his point of view, “The one where maybe you can’t see your nieces ’cause you’re gay. That must suck” (Lane and Shengold). The play reaches end, but Steve understands Kali 's identity much better, in plenty of ways, in comparison with the opening. It has no impact on Kali, but it means that Steve is not so far from the clear understanding compared to he once was. Ethnic Groups Stereotypes Manipulation and Social Norms Challenging This play manipulates stereotypes of ethnic groups and challenge social norms in different ways. Thus, Sharon Cooper represents the “culture issue” in plenty of ways in Mistaken Identity. The play ironically highlights a wide range of conflicts. One
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