The Darker Face of the Earth: A Play Topics for Discussion

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What role does religion play in Rita Dove's play The Darker Face of the Earth? How do the slaves use religion? Does it serve to help or hinder them? Is the slave experience more in tune with Old Testament Christianity, or New Testament Christianity? Why? Provide evidence to support your claim.

Discuss the theme of love and hate in Rita Dove's play The Darker Face of the Earth. How do love and hate appear in the play, and to which characters do each of these passionate emotions belong, and why? What are the consequences of such emotions?

Discuss the theme of slavery and freedom in The Darker Face of the Earth by Rita Dove. How do freedom and slavery exist in the play? How are they dealt with by the characters? How does the theme of slavery and freedom affect Augustus in particular?

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