Attitudes to language and nationality differ between characters and change from the start to the end of the play. These activities help students track these differences and changes, focusing on Acts 1 and 3 with some referencs to Act 2 Scene 1. Detailed teacher notes and suggested answers are included.
In this activity, students explore the different groups of characters in Acts 1 and 2:
Students explore which characters have changed their opinions of Irish versus English versus the classics, and how, using quotations to support their explanations.
Edexcel and OCR Language and Literature exam style questions help students demonstrate what they have learned. One example:
Discuss how Friel presents different attitudes to language and nationality in Translations.