Discuss the theme of the play ( Demise of a traditional way of life) (Canadian Theater, Jacob's Wake by Michael Cook)

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Ritual is one of the primary themes of Cook's play. The importance and dominance of ritual comes out time and again as expected behaviors are adhered to, ignored, or not completely observed, by the family who as come together for the wake. The wake is not only for Jacob, but for Newfoundland itself.