LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The 7 Stages of Grieving, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.
Colonialism and Oppression
Memory and Family Trauma
Feeling vs. Numbness
Aboriginal Identity, Pride, and Resilience
The date 1788 is projected onto the stage. The Woman comes out on stage and calls out to “you with that hat,” telling the unseen individual that they are taking up the whole harbor and must leave.
This brief (and slightly comic) scene demonstrates the Woman’s wish that she could travel back in time and stop white settlers from ever arriving in her ancestors’ homeland. It is a small but potent act of resistance.