Dream on Monkey Mountain Essay

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In this essay, Petrusso compares Makak's journey of self-discovery with that of the one he imagines for Corporal Lestrade in Dream on Monkey Mountain.

Most critics agree that Derek Walcott's Dream on Monkey Mountain is an intricate play, full of complicated, sometimes contradictory images and metaphors. Because of the text's richness, Dream on Monkey Mountain has attracted numerous interpretations of its many aspects. At the center of numerous critics' reading of the play is Makak and the dream voyage he goes on that leads to his selfacceptance. Some have compared Makak to Christ, while others have focused on his name—which means monkey—and how the play chronicles his emotional evolution to manhood.

From the beginning of Dream on Monkey Mountain, it is obvious that Makak is suffering. The old man of African descent has been put in jail for drunken and disorderly conduct after demolishing a local...

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