Objective: Part 1 - In the first part of the play, the reader is able to see the memories of Krapp through the eyes of three different ages, making for a unique perspective on the memory of this character. Not only does this method allow the reader a diverse look at the evolution of Krapp's life, these memories also add intriguing layers to the story as a whole. This lesson will examine the role of memory in the play.
1. Class Discussion: How is memory portrayed in the first part of the play? How are Krapp's memories different in the three age groups shown? What might the author be saying about Krapp by presenting his memories in this way? Is there a progression in Krapp's focus on a specific memory as he ages? If so, what does this say about him? Does Krapp's listening to his old memories on...
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