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Father-Son Relationships in the play "Translations"

Summary: Father-and-son relationships play an important role in the play "Translations" by Brian Friel. The main father figure of Hugh is seen more as an educator of his town rather than his son, Manus. The father figure has parallels to the power of the colonizing British army as in occupied Ireland in 1833.
Translations tells the story of an Irish community during the time when Ireland was being occupied and mapped by the English in the late summer of 1833 but it contains many different themes. One of the most important of these is that of the relationship between father and son.

The main father figure in the play is Hugh but he can been seen to be a very bad example of a father. He seems first to be a father figure to the community even over his own son Manus. The role of educated has long been a parental role and with no wife he seems to have leadership of the community through his role as a teacher. He plays on this and allows his superior knowledge to elevate him to a level superior to those around him even his own son. He does little to deserve their respect. He...

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