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How the did the British invaders use their English language to Anglicize (colonize) Ireland as represented in the play Translations.

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Translations by Brian Friel explores how language shapes cultural identity. The British have taken control of Ireland. Much of the play focuses on their attempts to make Ireland a part of the British Empire. One of the methods they use to achieve this is renaming key Irish landmarks with an English name. They also force the Irish to use English in the schools and make speaking...

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