THETR 266:

Anna Christie:

Homework Questions



Answer the following questions as thoughtfully and completely as you can in a couple of typed pages. Use one inch margins and double-space with 12 point font. Spell-check and proof-read your work. (Remember that titles of full-length plays are italicized.)

Papers may be printed on both sides. If more than one page is used, put your name on all sheets and staple the papers together in the upper left corner.

Include a typical MLA header with the title of the assignment, the name of the class, your name, and the date at the upper left of the page.

Read the question carefully and be sure to answer all parts of a question completely.


1)     How is Anna's "quest" similar to those of other women in the plays we've read? Give examples.

2)     Discuss a major theme in the play and relate it to a major theme in one of the other plays we have studied.

3)     Discuss a major recurring symbol in O'Neil's Anna Christie. Relate the use of this symbol to another major recurring symbol in one of the other plays we have read and how it might be expressed in production. (You may or may not have had a stagecraft or design class—just use your imagination here and think about how the live stage production could express this symbol.)