Dream on Monkey Mountain Discussion Questions

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Compare and contrast Makak from Dream on Monkey Mountain with Chantal from an earlier Walcott play, Malcauchon; Or, the Six in Rain (1959). Why are both alienated from society? How do they handle their differences? How has Walcott's style evolved?

Research the history of colonialism in the West Indies. Discuss how this history affects the motivations and attitudes of the characters, especially Corporal Lestrade.

Research Japan's samurai warriors. Walcott claims to have had them in mind when he wrote the character of Makak. Discuss Makak and his journey in terms of your findings.

Read psychological research related to race and the formation of personal identity. By what other means could Makak have come to terms with himself?

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