Irish nationalism

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  • Irish Nationalism: A Political Cartoon Analysis

    In Michael Mays’ book Nation States: The Cultures of Irish Nationalism, he discussed a political cartoon by the editorial cartoonist David Horsey from 1991, which basically suggested that ‘the IRA’s raison d’etre rests solely in a mad campaign of vicious self -perpetuation: “I bomb, therefore I am”’ (Mays, 2007, p149). This cartoon proposed that the only reason the IRA could be as prominent and effective as they were, was their own awareness that the only way to be taken seriously would be through negative publicity following their attacks. Whilst this can be argued to be true to some extent, there are a number of reasons why the Provisional Irish Republican Army was such an enduring force throughout the troubles and even on into the peace…

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  • Gothic Elements In The Big House

    long history of patriotic writers that comment on the effects of British colonialism, as well as themes of nationalism and conservatism through their writings. The introduction of Gothic literature, and its fearful conventions of the supernatural and the uncanny, has allowed Irish writers to align nationalist motifs within their texts through a more analogous narrative. As Laura Doyle writes, “The Gothic text has been shown to represent colonialism 's crimes through its literary tropes of…

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  • Nine Years War: A Turning Point In Irish History

    great turning points of Irish history. In addition to witnessing the zenith of Gaelic military power and sophistication, perversely, it also led to the final destruction of native military and political power. Despite the apparent modernisation of the native Irish forces it is not hard to find articles and attitudes which view the war as a contest of the backward and militarily weak Irish, against the modern armies of Elizabeth I. The historian John Keegan noted that, the way a person fought…

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  • Easter Rising Leadership

    The Easter Rising is the defining event of the modern Irish republican tradition. Most Irish nationalists regard the Rising as the most important event in twentieth-century Irish history. Without it, Irish politics would have been shaped by the moderate constitutional nationalism of John Redmond’s Irish Parliamentary Party, and southern Ireland may have remained part of the British Empire for much of the twentieth-century. One of the driving forces behind the rebellion was Patrick Pearse, an…

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  • The Rising Of The Moon By Lady Gregory Analysis

    at the Abbey Theatre. The theatre being known for Irish literature and drama, the majority of Gregory’s plays were performed there. Different literary critic have slightly different suggestions on what they consider the main theme of this play to be. Two analysis of Lady Gregory and her one-act play that will be presented in this paper are by Elaine T. Partnow and Edward A. Kopper Jr. Two people who can be considered credible sources considering they are both authors of books on women…

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  • Anglo-Saxon Culture

    to the tribe, to the region, towards a religious unit, and finally emerging into a formal multiethnic formation of some kind. The common bonds within any unit at any time must be strong enough to forge a consensus of action within the group and to create the notion of being able to fight together as one. The more diverse that the group is the more complex the task of forging such a meaningful and sustainable common bonds can be. Bonds that have not been developed on their own and are not found…

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  • Relationship Between Sport And National Identity

    represented by distinctive traditions, culture and language’. Particularly, it is a sense of belonging to a nation or state (Bairner, 2003) although there are controversial arguments on the concept. As Edensor (2007) point out, national performance produced in modern sport may be the most influential one. There is an increasing number of literature on the relationship between sport and national identity. Kersting (2007) argues that both positive and negative nationalism could be influenced by…

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  • Nationalism As Portrayed In The Dead By James Joyce

    The popular cliché sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me has bothered me since kindergarten. Words can never hurt me? Words have hurt me will hurt me will change me will make me better and are impactful. During Ireland’s revolutionary period of ideas and nationalism it makes sense that poets and writers flourished. In class this semester we had a working definition of Nationalism meaning a devotion to the interests and culture of a particular nation; a striving force…

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  • Nationalism And Nativism In The 1800s

    others it was opportunity to make it big in America because farm land was very cheap. This sparked people from many countries to move to America such as Irish, German, French, and Chinese. Mass immigration did not start until 1830’s. Immigration caused many mixed feelings for Americans, some saw immigration positively while others saw it negatively. This caused ideas such Nationalism and Nativism to be born. This essay will discuss the views of different Americans and how immigration impacted…

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  • Analysis Of The Fist Of Fury

    Thus, the Fist of Fury is a great example of the nationalism depicted in films and also the anti-Japanese sentiments. It is very common to know that in the past and even today, there is still this negative and superior feeling toward the Japanese. There are various reasons why there are these negative sentiments towards the Japanese (and vice versa) but some can be that it may lie in the struggle for power and influence in Asia between China and Japan. Another reason may be because there are…

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