Three Key Themes In Away By Michael Gow

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We are all confronted with many choices in our life and we all are the product of these choices we chose and our experiences we face. But these choices we decide to make are sometimes forced upon us, or even worse we don’t have a choice at all. For example we do not choose our parents but we do have the choice to love them, we do not have the choice to pick our first name but we do have the choice to change it. So the question lies; whose choice is it anyway? This concept of choice which is influenced by power is shown throughout the play AWAY by Michael Gow. The three key issues and ideas that are expressed in this play are power, forgiveness and death and these issues are depicted by the use of characterisation and setting, symbolism,
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