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‘Juno and the Paycock’ Essay
The play that I have studied is ‘Juno and the Paycock’ by Sean O’Casey. The play is set in the tenements in Dublin during the struggle for Irish independence.
The play centers on the lives of Boyle family, who believe that they have inherited enough money to change their lives forever. They purchase vast amounts of items on credit and find themselves unable to pay for these items when the much anticipated inheritance does not materialize. In addition to this, the family is confronted with further hardship through their son Johnny, who has fought in the war and betrayed his comrade, a crime for which he will pay the ultimate price.
Their daughter Mary, a girl who believes herself superior to the rest of her family, eventually finds herself pregnant and alone, abandoned by a man she believed loved her, but who in fact was interested in her solely for her family’s inheritance. Captain Boyle, their father, who should be in control of the family, is presented to us as a lazy, work shy drunk, who cares for no one but himself.
The burden of the family’s considerable hardship falls exclusively on Juno, Boyle’s wife. O’Casey portrays Juno as a hard working women who will do anything to take care of her family. We see this through his characterization of her, the dialogue she is involved in and in many key scenes throughout the play.
From the beginning of the play, we immediately see that the greatest source of hardship in Juno Boyle’.....[read full text]
Her likeness hangs in the apartment above a votive light, which is extinguished when Johnny is dragged away. Johnny relies on the Virgin’s candle to keep him safe, just as he relies on his actual mother Juno to protect him. When Johnny dies Juno finds her strength from the Virgin Mary. “Mother o ‘God, Mother o ‘God, have pity on us all! Blessed Virgin, where were you when me darling’ son was riddled with bullets .” The Virgin of Mary is very important in this play.
Especially Juno always relies on the Virgin because Johnny died she stays s.....