Tribe By Nina Raine

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Nina Raine’s play uses image in the title of her play. The title Tribes is an image because it has a different meaning in regards to what the play is about. It does not mean what one would typically think it means. The known of the image is the word tribe. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, tribe is “a social group comprising numerous families, clans, or generations together with slaves, dependents, or adopted strangers” or “a group of persons having a common character, occupation, or interest.” The unknown of the image is that Billy wants to feel a part of a “tribe.” He wants to be surrounded by people who understand him. His family is his “tribe” but they do not understand what it’s like to be ignored because of the language
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