Synopsis: Morning’s at Seven 1/( decoded)
Morning’s at Seven
by Paul Osborn
“Make it simple but not less simple” (Einstein)
With the social Message DECODED
Since it is valuable for our reflections and allegorically relevant to our
social context and our perceptions, and to make the social message more transparent; the famous play of Paul Osborn is here decoded (based on a short synopsis of the story/1), along the patterns of the “Harmony Model” . I think it is more than relevant for our Ethiopian context and the political stalemate confronting us at these crucial times of confused perceptions.Valuable to maintain the piece of optimism, which may be blocked somewhere in the mind or in the vibrating substance of our hearts.
Under the mirror of the Ethio-Context (in the patterns of the “Harmony Model”).
1. Cora: (Mrs. Laws) + Thor: (Ethics-Tradition);
2. Ida: (Mrs. Community) + Carl: (Mr. State);
3. Arry: (Miss Nature-Mankind); (lives with Cora and Thor);
4. Esther (Faith-Vision) + David, (Religion-Dogma);
5. Homer (“Mr. Generation-new”) + Myrtle („Miss Life“).
“Mrs. Laws” and her sister “Mrs. Community”, along with husbands “Mr. Ethics-Tradition” and “Mr. State”, have lived next door to each other for their entire married lives. In addition, an old-maid sister, called ”Miss Nature-Mankind”, lives with “Laws” and “Ethics”. A fourth sister, “Mrs. Faith-Vision” and her husband “Mr. Religion-Dogma”, live outside the immediate neighborhood. As the play opens, all four families are anxiously awaiting the arrival of „Mr. Generation-new“ and his fiancée, „Miss Life“ Brown. „Mr. Generation-new“ has been engaged to „Miss Life“ for seven years (apparently going through the seven dimensions) and dated her for five years (say, along the five planes of Life) before that and, oddly enough, this will be the first time anyone in his family will have met her.