Krapp's Last Tape Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role of memory in the play. What purpose does the author have for portraying Krapp's memories through his tapes? Is this method of presenting memories in the play successful?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the symbolism of Krapp's name. What purpose does the author have for giving him this name? What does the name suggest about the play's overall theme?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the role of the banana and/or peel in the play. What might this object be representing symbolically of the nature of Krapp's life?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the role of age in the play. How is Krapp portrayed at the different ages of his life? What might the author be saying about age?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the author's purpose in using action on and off stage in the play. What might he be hoping to achieve using this method?

Essay Topic 6

Discuss the...

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