There are elements of the setting (both time and physical) that are very concrete or very abstract. Discuss this use of ambiguous setting to develop an explanation Pinter's goal in using this type of setting.
The Old Woman is silent but very present in the play. What does she represent? How strong or influential is she?
Language among the characters is a key tool. The officers use curse words to intimidate the women, while the women are forbidden to speak mountain language. Discuss the dilemma that language use brings to the play and its significance.
Much of the negativity in Mountain Language comes from discrimination. Compare the discriminatory attitudes in our culture to those in the play.
Discuss what the capital signifies: how it defines general humanity and society and what it represents.
Discuss "men" in Mountain Language. Discuss their attitudes towards women and their authority. What is...
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