Literature-In-English Paper 2, May/June 2010  
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Question 1

Discuss the dramatic techniques employed in the play.


The playwright employs a number of dramatic techniques to convey the oppressive conditions of the black South Africans in the play. These include - the use of flashback, the use of a few characters, the use of the dramatic monologue, the use of symbols, the use of irony, mimicry and the absence of dramatic features like acts and scenes. Candidates were expected to define the techniques mentioned and cite copious examples from the text to illustrate the techniques. Some candidates mentioned the dramatic techniques without references to the text.

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