Rhinoceros Play


Consider the following passage from the play Rhinoceros:
JEAN: Instead of squandering all your spare money on drink, isnt it better to buy a ticket for an interesting play? Do you know anything about the avant-garde theatre theres so much to talk about? Have you seen Ionescos plays?

BERENGER: Unfortunately, no. Ive only heard people talk about them. JEAN: Theres one playing now. Take advantage of it.

QUESTION: Explain the significance of this dialogue to the play as a whole and to life and society in general (as you yourself experience them.) Make sure to keep your eye on the passage as you consider your response.