Ishmael Reed’s The C Above C Above High C is full of unrealistic elements–inserted scenes, superimposed characters, slide images as backdrops–that can be confusing, especially when one is reading the play. Pick (1) scene that makes use of unrealistic elements, and create an argument about how the use of that element affect the scene. Why do you think Reed made the choice to write the scene using unrealistic elements instead of writing it in a more realistic way? Do unrealistic elements open up specific possibilities that would not be available in a more realistic play?
use 3 peer reviewed sources in addition to whatever primary texts they discuss (and these sources must be used, actually cited, in the essay, not just listed in the works cited at the end)
be 1000-1500 words long