Dear Brutus Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Some critics think that Barrie has written in Dear Brutus a play of "charming but credible fantasy." By comparing Dear Brutus to other plays in which Barrie uses "charming" fantasy, such as Peter Pan, show how the fantasy in Dear Brutus is credible.

2. Barrie is often accused by critics of "seeking to shun the realities of life."

Does the use of the magical woods in Dear Brutus support that accusation, or can the play be used to show that Barrie does in fact address significant realities of life?

3. In his first stage directions Barrie announces that the two major characters in the play are "Darkness and Light." By discussing the play's theme and the relation of the more recognizable characters to that theme, show why Barrie calls Darkness and Light the major characters.

4. The theme of a second chance in life is present in other works by Barrie...

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