Essay Topic 1
Describe the importance of the setting in Translations. How is this time and place inherent in the play's plot and themes?
Essay Topic 2
Define exposition and relate what the reader learns through exposition regarding the characters in Act 1. How is exposition used in Act 2?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Friel's use of symbolism and motif in the play. What themes are depicted through these symbols?
Essay Topic 4
Compare and contrast the characters of Manus and Owen. How are these brothers different? How are they similar?
Essay Topic 5
Discuss the element of disability as it applies to the characters of Manus and Sarah. How do their disabilities make them alike? How do they limit them in the world?
Essay Topic 6
Compare and contrast the characters of Hugh and Lancey in the play. What symbolically do these characters each represent?
Essay Topic 7
Discuss the theme of language and communication in...
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