Analysis of Homecoming or The Pillowman

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Analysis of Homecoming or The Pillowman

Analysis of Homecoming or The Pillowman

1. Choose a short passage or scene from either The Homecoming or The Pillowman and, in a coherent, clearly organized essay, provide a close reading/analysis of that scene or passage in the context of the entire play from which it is drawn. Please note: You must get the passage you choose approved by your individual tutorial instructor. (A general piece of advice in this context is to choose a relatively short passage that will allow you to undertake a detailed reading of the text rather than simply a general overview of a much longer scene.)

2. In a coherent, clearly organized essay, discuss the significance of the title of Pinter’s play. Why did he call his play The Homecoming?

3. In a coherent, clearly organized essay, answer the question: Why did McDonagh title his play The Pillowman? Why is the figure of the pillowman the central symbolic figure of the play?

4. In a coherent, clearly organized essay, provide a detailed analysis of one of the characters in The Homecoming in the context of the play as a whole.

5. In a coherent, clearly organized essay, discuss the thematic importance of stories in either The Homecoming or The Pillowman.

6. In a coherent, clearly organized essay, develop an argument in answer to the following question: In The Pillowman, who is responsible for the children’s deaths?

Do not use secondary sources for this assignment. We’re looking for your own opinions and thoughts.

Double space your essay and include both a title page (with title of essay plus your own name, course number, and instructor’s name) and a Works Cited page using MLA style (even if in this case, the only work cited will be the play itself).

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