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Yolland Character Analysis

Summary: Provides a character analysis of Yolland from the novel "Translations."
We are introduced to the Royal Engineers through Owen at the end of the first act. They have come to conduct an Ordnance Survey of Ireland. One of these soldiers is Lieutenant George Yolland.

Friel's choice of the name 'Yolland' for this character is no accident. It is an ancient Saxon name meaning 'old land' and is perfect for Yolland who is a `committed Hibernophile', according to Owen.

Friels description of him through the stage directions

'Lieutenant Yolland is in his late twenties/early thirties. He is tall and thin and gangling, blond hair, a shy, awkward manner.

gives us an image of his physical appearance.

As a complete contrast to his superior, Captain Lancey, he is a sensitive sort, who is shy, placid and says very little. He has a hesitant, romantic warmth about him. His first words in the play

'I - I - I've nothing...

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