Pick a character from the play and discuss their goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?
Discuss elements of the narrative structure; Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?
Examine the way Capek uses other characters in the play. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?
Discuss the author's life. In what way is his life and personality is reflected in the play?
R.U.R influenced modern literature and in science fiction. Choose a book that you think was influenced by the play and...
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