Variations on a theme : four plays

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Shelby Archer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Herman Middleton

Abstract: Until man communicates, he feels a separation from others. He wants to know whether his experiences and his emotions are the same as others. The need to be aware of the beauty of the earth, of the smallness of man in the infinity of heaven, to recognize an unknown power greater than he, which he has called God, creates in man a desire to share this beauty, this power, this grandeur with someone. The loneliness of spirit is a part of man and it cannot be erased from his memory. It can be allayed, however, by a spiritual communion with others. It acts as a motivation for man to find reassurance that he is not alone: he needs the security of the knowledge that there are those who believe in him and love him. He also needs to try to understand his relationship to them and to God.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1965

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