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The Changing Character of Owen in the Play "Translations"

Summary: The character of Owen changes dramatically as the plot progresses in "Translations" by Brian Friel. Owen can be seen as a traitor or helper to the Irish people and the soldiers, as a hero, a villain and as a careless deserter, or a returning saviour whose example should be followed.
Owen enters the play a little over half way though act one and changes the atmosphere and the course of the play immediately. His entrance brings joy and excitement to the community as their `prodigal son' returns but it is not long before reveals his true business back in Baile Beag. Owen can be interpreted in a number of different ways as a traitor or helper to the Irish people and the soldiers, as a hero, a villain and as a careless deserter of his pole or a returning saviour whose example should be followed. He can be seen in all these ways because of the huge transition of character which takes place in him during the play.

When Owen enters he is immediately a contrast with the rest of the community, he is described as `dressed smartly- a city man' whereas the other's `clothes are shabby'. His...

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