‘To color or to not tan'
Title itself can be symbolic of her distress – ‘I'm black' vs ‘milky white skin'. Through dramatic monologue Anne expresses her accurate feelings for the audience.
‘Am I Dark or white? '
The repetitive office of ‘who do you think you are? ' of various light and dark-colored choices reflects Anne
‘Hiding Sandy' (p3)
Repetitive chorus of ‘Always around the run' to emphasise Sandy's not enough identity and security and struggle to have got a stable feeling of his own identity – where he belongs, whom he is.
‘Sandy's Story of the Mungee' (p10)
Sandy's story is an type in the dental tradition for the Thieved Generation. The ‘Mungee' changed into pale skin and that was his consequence. People would know. People would not forget. Exotic has traditions. He uses stories as a method of handling bad situations. This forms his self esteem and reinforces his identity.
‘Sandy by the end of the road'
‘I'm going back. Home. That bit of reddish colored desert… I'm going to catch that fish' Exotic is finally at peacefulness with where he is, who have he is, what he is undertaking. The ‘bit of crimson desert' signifies home and belonging, his very id. ‘Catching the fish' represents his ability to stop operating – she has now in control, not the authorities!
‘Shirley knits for family' (p19)
Stage directions in performance: ‘Shirley has big bag of knitting that she lays out-from small to large'. The clothes stand for all the years her children were taken; she's still their mom. A piece is usually missing or fractured in her personality.
‘Shirley Never Breaks in Searching'
The repetition Shirley's voice asking after her children can be enhanced by the lighting, where she is ‘isolated, spotlit'. The dramatic methods highlight her emotional suffering and the truth she is struggling, all alone, with no support. Until she is re-united with her children, her identity is a perpetual.
‘Shirley's Arrive Full Circle'
The dramatic monologue is powerful because...