Translations Topics for Discussion

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Explore the idea that language is a tool that can be used to unify or divide. Also, identify the different types of languages as portrayed in the play.

Discuss the significance of Sarah's inability to speak. How does her lack of speech impact the action of the play?

Compare and contrast Manus and Owen. Include the brothers' personalities and careers as well as their roles in the play in your discussion.

Consider Owen's translation of Lancey's description of the work the soldiers will be doing. What would have been the impact if Owen had translated Lancey's words correctly? How does this skewed translation fit into the main theme of the play, the idea of the power of language?

When Yolland goes missing, Manus runs away because he is afraid he will be accused in the disappearance. If you were in Manus' situation would you...

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