hTe Hitchhiking Game: Theatrical Perspective to a Game Gone Wrong

1074 Words 5 Pages
There are a multitude of theoretical perspectives that just about anybody could take and apply to an ample amount of scenarios. One of the more popular theories is the theatre perspective; which relates to the idea of method and classical acting. These two styles combined, with a little miscommunication thrown in, can turn a silly game, between a couple, into their worst memory together. The couple in the short story “The Hitchhiking Game”, by Milan Kundera, is the prime example of the previously mentioned scenario happening. The couple uses both of these styles, not adequately noting how what they are doing is affecting their significant other, and it leads to a very troublesome ending. The theatre perspective of both the method and …show more content…
Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic classical actors for people in today’s society, along with William Shakespeare. These two styles have their own benefits, but it turns out that there can also be some negatives to the choice of acting one pursues. The girl in this short story, from the begging, has some problems in her relationship with her boyfriend. She is very jealous when she thinks of how her boyfriend used to have sexual relations with a bunch of other women he would pick up hitchhiking; the type of women who are flirtatious, forward, and whores who just want to have meaningless sex that is filled with lust. Now, however, he was with this girl; a girl, who is reserved, shy, modest, and doesn’t like to show off her body, or to be objectified for it. In order to make her boyfriend happy and to give him what she thinks that he wants, she decides to play a game with him, the hitchhiking game. The girl puts on the role of being a hitchhiker, the type of girl she imagines when she thinks of her boyfriends past. She is using classical acting at this point because she is simply talking and trying to react the way a hitchhiking woman would; she is not drawing into her own emotions or past to portray and become