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Exploring the Community Friel Presents in Act I of "Translations"

Summary: Essay explores the community presented by Friel in Act I of "Translations."
Up to act one, Friel presents us with a tight knit and well-bonded community of people. People bonded by their nationality, culture and language. This of course is extremely ironic (Friel uses irony quite heavily in this play, for example the fact that Jimmy-Jack is called the "infant prodigy", he is in-fact in his late sixties. His name indicates that he has always been at the same precocious level of ability and he is unlikely to advance any further), the fact that the whole play is about the English renaming most of Ireland for conveniences sake. Also the English are teaching most of Ireland how to speak English, moving them away from their traditional Gaelic tongue. The English settlers are breaking up the community.

The community, although it is very tight and strongly bound by tradition and family, is also troubled and varied. The potato crop is failing...

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