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The Reaping Race
By Liam O’Flaherty
Interpretation: The Reaping Race
The extract under consideration is selected from Liam O’Flaherty story of the same name.
Liam O’Flaherty Irish novelist and short-story writer, who took part in revolutionary activities in Ireland. O’Flaherty’s works include novels Thy Neighbour’s Wife, The Black Soul, The Informer, Famine, and short stories Short Stories; The Pedlar’s Revenge and Other Stories; as well as several other novels and collections of short stories.
In the given passage, three families, Bodkin, Considine and Gill, participate in the reaping race to win Five-Pound Note and Best man in Inverara title.
They have different tactics for having rest and meal and are watched by the excited spectators. Their physical and psychic conditions change throughout the race and finally the Gills win.
The title of the text and particularly the word “race” creates the expectations that somebody is competing and there is a prize, as the race presupposes a competition between individuals or groups to see which is the fastest and to achieve a .....[read full text]
The author comments the situation in the sentence: “Bodkin’s supremacy was challenged.” So, the race begins to change the couples’ attitude to this and their psychological condition: Considine’s wife carrying on herself with a loud yell began to reap furiously. Bodkin is irritated by the shouts of people, he began to look behind him, spurred by rage. Bodkin fell into unconsciousness because of weariness and thirst.
Using free indirect speech the author shows what Bodkin is thinking in his condition: “Three sheaves more, and the Best man in Inverara…Five-Pound Note.” Finally, he collapsed with a groan that shows B.....