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Suggestions of symbolism within the play 'Dancing at Lughnasa' by Brian Friel?I'm...

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ascanlan | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 5, 2010 at 6:07 AM via web

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Suggestions of symbolism within the play 'Dancing at Lughnasa' by Brian Friel?

I'm writing an essay and I've written a few ideas: the radio= industry, new technology, luck= paganism vs. Christianity, Michael's toys, symbolism of place. Any others would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you for your time. :)

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Posted April 8, 2013 at 9:28 AM (Answer #1)

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Friel's play employs the central motif of dancing and music to explore themes of Irish cultural identity, nostalgia, historical change, and pagan ritual.


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Posted April 8, 2013 at 9:28 AM (Answer #2)

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Friel's play employs the central motif of dancing and music to explore themes of Irish cultural identity, nostalgia, historical change, and pagan ritual.

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