The Curse of the Place: A Post-Colonial Study of O'casey's Dublin's Trilogy

Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 2 - 2018

Authors: Amal Riyadh Kitishat ;Muneerah Badr Almahasheer

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Sean O’Casey is considered one of the greatest play writers in the Irish Dramatic Movement. His importance refers back to his realistic portrayal of the Irish society in general and of Dublin in particular. It is his experience in the slums of Dublin that provides him with the details that he employed in his plays. The study aims at proving that by describing Dublin slums, O’Casey indirectly directs a criticism of the social and political reality as a background of the bloody events that Ireland witnessed. The plays that are going to be studied are The shadow of a gunman, Juno and the Paycock, Red Roses for me. Unlike other Irish dramatists who idealized Ireland, O’Casey reveals the contradictions in the Irish society. Thus, the study concludes that O’Casey is distinguished from other Irish writers in avoiding the idealized portrayal of Ireland and offers us a mock-heroic treatment of his society

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Amal Riyadh Kitishat ;Muneerah Badr Almahasheer (2018) The Curse of the Place: A Post-Colonial Study of O'casey's Dublin's Trilogy
Bulletin of Advanced English Studies Vol 1 (1) 16-27