Do you have a friend who loves you? Well, I do. Her name is Nhung. She is a very close friend of mine. She is almost like family to me. Nhung has always stuck with me through good times and bad times.
She was my classmate when we were in high-school. We have been friends for 10 years. We spent good times together such as celebrated a lot our birthdays, watched fire-works and the count-down on New Year’s Eve every year. Sometimes we would went out to eat our favorite foods or went shopping in flea-market every weekend. Besides, Nhung always listened to me when I had a problem. She gave me some advices when I needed help in my work. We were happy when we shared a lot of things in our life.
My definition of true friendship is someone who face problems together and tell the truth upfront. I’m thankful I’ve met Nhung and I hope we are best friends forever.
It is from this perspective we view his contribution to theatricalhistory. His realistic contemporary drama was a continuation of the Europeantradition of tragic plays. In these works he portrays people from the middleclass of his day. These are people whose routines are suddenly upset asthey are confronted with a deep crisis in their lives. They have been blindlyfollowing a way of life leading to the troubles and are themselves responsiblefor the crisis. Looking back on their lives, they are forced to confrontthemselves. However, Ibsen created another type of drama as well. In fact,he had been writing for 25 years before he, in 1877, created his firstcontemporary drama, .
and then Macbeth's earnest reply,
In the two rather different twin works and, the focus is on the problem of personality,Ibsen dramatizes the conflict between an opportunistic acting out of anunnatural role, and a dedication to a demanding lifelong quest. In , the dramatist created a scene which artistically illustratesthis situation of conflict. The aging Peer, on his way back to his Norwegianroots is forced to come to terms with himself. As he looks back upon hiswasted life, he peels an onion. He lets each layer represent a differentrole he has played. But he finds no core. He has to face the fact thathe has become "no one", that he has no "self".
14Downes v. Bidwell, 182 US 244 (27 May 1901).
36“An Act Temporarily to Provide Revenues and Civil Government for Porto Rico, and otherPurposes” (Foraker Act), 31 Stat. 77–86, 1896–1901; Stephen W. Stathis, LandmarkLegislation 1774–2002: Major Acts and Treaties (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2003):148–149.
45Perusse, The United States and Puerto Rico: 20.
34See, for example, Hearing before the Senate Committee on Pacific Islands and Porto Rico,Industrial and Other Conditions of the Island of Puerto Rico, and the Form of GovernmentWhich Should be Adopted for It, 56th Cong., 1st sess. (5 February 1900): 176–182. R.B. Horton, ed., House Committee on Insular Affairs, Committee Reports, Hearings, andActs of Congress Corresponding Thereto, 56th Cong., 1st and 2nd sess. (Washington, D.C.:Government Printing Office, 1904): 337.
55Maldonado, Luis Muñoz Marín: 35.
38Hon. Luis Muñoz Rivera, “Are the Porto Rican People Prepared for Self-Government,”extract from remarks of Hon. Tulio Larrínaga in the House of Representatives, 8 May 1908(Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1908): 7.
57“Territories and Statehood,” 23 June 1924, Washington Post: 6.
33Congressional Record, House, 56th Cong., 1st sess. (28 February 1900): 2429–2430. Seedebate on the bill on pp. 2401–2430, especially the quotations on pp. 2402–2407, 2410–2412, 2414, 2424, and 2426; William R. Tansill, “The Resident Commissioner to the UnitedStates from Puerto Rico,” Revista Juridica de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 47, nos. 1–2(1978): 69–72.