Exploration of language in Juno and the Paycock Essay

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Exploration of language in Juno and the Paycock

Most of Juno and the paycocks realism comes from its accuracy of speech. Its Dublin intentions unerringly gain a reality of setting and of character. Even features that have an expressly dramatic purpose, like repetition, rhetoric, lyrical or biblical passages, fall easily on the ear in natural spoken rhythms. Language plays a big part in this play in the quick changes of pace mood characterisation of the play and strengthens both its comedy and its tragedy.

*Simple funny mispronunciations by Captain Jack Boyle bring comedy to the play.
*Maisie Madigan uses casual lyricism's.
*Mrs Tancred's bitter balanced elegy for her son, all against a general background of quick-witted, idiomatic
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*Repetition is used by the speakers, often for emphasis, or as a substitute for articulate development of a statement. It is used particularly at times of stress, and for comic effects either in exaggeration or in quick repartee. e.g
- 'I wont hole me tongue, I wont hole me tongue'
- 'let me alone, let me alone, let me alone.'
- 'I dont believe it , I dont believe it, I dont believe it.'


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Exploration of Historical, social and cultural elements of Juno and the Paycock.

Historical

Nationalism and socialism
*Since 1800 (the year of the Act of Union with Great Britain with no independent parliament of her own, but with members elected to the British Parliament. For some time this parliamentary party (until 1891 led by Charles Stewart Parnell) had been agitating for Home Rule for Ireland-that is, the power of governing herself within the British Empire. Not all Irish people agreed with this aim-some 'nationalists' , wanted total independence and an Irish republic. Others, 'unionists', wished to continue the union with Great Britain. Irish nationalists were of two kinds-nationalists pure and simple who wanted an independent Ireland, and those who were more aligned with the Labour movement. Starting from an Irish interest, O'Casey became drawn more to world socialism than to Irish nationalism, though at that time both forces were working together for revolution in Ireland.
After a truce and…

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