... Reflection on Margaret Edson’s Wit Margaret Edson’s play Wit invites dis on various aspects of knowledge such as meaning, types, and values the society places on each type. Language and its use in creating and maintaining authority, and how it relates to different types of knowledge, is another pertinent question the play addresses.
Knowledge, as depicted from the play, is any learning experience that allows an individual to make meaning out of the world, therefore, gain power. Vivian, Dr. Kelekian and Dr Jason were absorbed in their quest to gain knowledge at the expense of mercy and humanitarianism evidenced by Jason’s yells, “She’s research!” (82).
Two major types of knowledge emerge in this play....