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In Translations by Brian Friel, discuss how their patriotism and resistance is being represented in their pride in their Irish heritage.

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Translations by Brian Friel focuses on the British colonization of Ireland. Although the colonization is a military-led one, much of the play focuses on cultural colonization. More specifically, the British characters in the play attempt to anglicize Ireland by making English the country's primary language. This is a calculated effort to reduce the country's Gaelic language and Irish roots.

Some of the characters in the play are okay with this...

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