What answer should you write for the theme of love in dancing at lughnasa and billy Elliot?
im not sure about billy Elliot, i have only seen the movie. but
for dancing at lughnasa...
the sisters have a love for music. we see this when the wireless
comes into the house (as Michael talks about in his monologue). it
brings them a connection to the outside world. this is a key theme
as they are shunned by the community after fathers jacks return
from Uganda and Michael being a lovechild.
music also helps them escape. we see this wen they are all in
the kitchen going about their normal duties. when the wireless
turns on and they all slowly begin dancing. the music helps them
escape from their responsibilities.
friel chooses the songs given to the characters to show their
personality. for instance, gerry is given the songs 'anything goes'
as in his world anything goes he can do what he wants, he is not
bound by time or any other factor.