Hep learner understand more about translation! Friel’s Magnum Opus centres on the theme of, its difficulties and inconsistencies. It
explores the problems, which arise within language, its relevance its application and the
distancing of language, thought and meaning.
Communication would seem at first sight to be
straightforward, for Sarah can explain the whereabouts of the
missing Hugh by a series of mimes. But Manus requires
Sarah to ‘tell me all those secrets that have been in that head
of yours’ and’ for this, language is required and when
language intervenes then the difficulties arise....