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    In Buried Child, Sam Shepard shows that secrets are hard to keep. In the play, we meet multiple characters and we soon see that there are secrets in the family. As the play progresses, the readers find out more and more about the secrets that are being kept. Near the beginning of the play, Tilden is seen holding several crops that he says he gathered from the backyard. Dodge, his father, states that there haven’t been crops growing out in the back for over thirty years. Also, in the play, the readers

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    amazing what a secret can do to a person. Keeping secrets among friends can be fun, or helpful when you need to confide in someone you trust. Other secrets can do more harm than good. They can fester inside you and cause endless pain. In "Buried Child," this is the case. The family is permanently altered by their secret, which becomes a growing moral cancer to them, leaving each impotent in their own way. The play takes place on Dodge’s farm. About thirty years ago, the farm was fertile

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    Play Report: The title of the play is Buried Child by Sam Shepard. Buried Child was a play written in 1978 and the genre of the play is Drama. Buried Child is about a family in the mid-west who has been led by one tragedy after another while also holding a great secret about a child born from their mother affair with her own son killed and buried by Dodge the mother’s husband. The characters in Buried Child is Dodge the grandpa also known as Halie’s husband. Halie the grandma

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    Analysis of Buried Child by Sam Shepard Sam Shepard has always written plays that have numerous illusions to frustrate the reader. Shepard has also been known for several twists in his plays, and also makes the reader believe in something that is not real. Born in 1943, Shepard always enjoyed Theatre and Playwriting. Now, nearly 60 years of age, Shepard is one of the most famous playwrights in America. In Shepard’s Buried Child, there are many twists and turns that have the reader

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    Sam Shepherd’s 1978 Buried child play introduces its audience to a dark, twisted plot revolving around a family based in Illinois whose secrets are revealed. Shepard explores various themes such as the conventional family and how within all nuclear families there is dysfunction, Religion and how it's used as a coping mechanism and how the events of the past have significance in the present. When interpreting and creating a performance based from the script various drama conventions are utilised to

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    Tom Traving Harvey

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    farm and buy wrapping paper, which is actually part of a treasure, from the natives. Once they put the paper together they discover it is the journal of John Drake, Francis Drake’s young cousin. The journal gives the location of the island with the buried treasure. However the island is currently a prison for the worst villains in the world. After they reach the island they constantly have keep escaping Otto and his men many times throughout the book. At one point Otto takes the treasure from Tom

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    Most aspects pertaining to what we know as the conventional family norm or values can be seen challenged in novels such as “Buried Child”, “The Little Girl Who Was Found of Matches”, and “The Colour Purple”. In all three novels ' themes, such as murder, abuse, and family relations, along with other taboo related or unacceptable behavior in society are displayed by characters reflecting to us how the authors of the novels have chosen to portray family life in their works. In each novel, we are given

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    could be in the form of a collage, memory box, a memory book, a drawing, a poem, a short movie, a song, a play, a painting, whatever the child feels like making is good. Some children may even ask others to get involved in the project. Something that stood out for me in the book as well was that children are encouraged to hold a memorial service. This is where the child can include their loved ones if desired to share what they would like to share, their stories, their feelings, whatever they want to

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    In taking a glimpse into the journey of Hellen Keller at the age of seven, it made me remember many of my own childlike emotions. Her story is told from a perspective of being blind. She describes her feelings of being blind as that of a ship in dense fog, shut in by “tangible white darkness”. Feelings of tenseness and anxiousness while groping her way toward the shore. It also presents with wonder and discovery that perhaps would be experienced by any ordinary seven year old. I felt with each

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    Child raising Engelsk 1 1) The first texts is about a very strict Chinese mother of her 18-year-old girl. The essay is written by the mother’s 18-year old daughter because her mother published an essay called “Battel Hymn of the Tiger Mother”. This essay got many negative responses from the readers and the daughter explains her childhood for the readers of “The Wall Street Journal”. In the essay Sofia, the daughter of the Tiger Mother, tells about how her strict mother handled her as a

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