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  • Irish Catholic Immigrants In America

    American life” -John F. Kennedy. The Irish immigrants did exactly so when they faced the obstacle of having to come to the United States. In 1740, the Irish faced famine and persecution, forcing them to immigrate to the United States in hope of better opportunities, but instead were discriminated against their Catholic practices. The Protestant Reformation was a conflict for the Irish Catholics but led them to fight for their rights, causing the first amendment and other religious compromises to be made. The Protestant Reformation was a political, educational, and religious disruption that challenged the Catholics beliefs and practices. The…

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  • An Analysis Of Sean O 'Casey's Play The Plough And The Stars'

    Set in the Easter Rising, Sean O’Casey’s play, The Plough and the Stars, utilizes its setting to discuss the consequences of war and the idea of making a blood sacrifice for Irish independence. Prior its inception, Irish nationalist theatre consisted of works such as Cathleen Ni Houlihan by William Butler Yeats, which evokes a mythological sense of nationalist pride as it uses the figure of Sean-Bhean Bhocht, Poor Old Woman, who needs a young man to help her remove the invaders from her home,…

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  • African Immigration To America

    Many groups of people migrated to the United States. Some moved because of push factors like natural disasters and political problems, while others were put into slavery and taken to America involuntarily. Several of these groups that migrated to America throughout the course of history were the Africans, the Irish, and the Southern Italians. The Africans were one of the first people groups in America and migrated during the Formative Wave. The Irish migrated during the First Wave, and the…

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  • The Themes Of Leda And The Swan By Seamus Heaney

    In tracing how William Butler Yeats influenced Seamus Heaney, it is significant to note similarities in their backgrounds. Yeats was intensely mindful of his role as a national poet/politician representing all Irish. Heaney also evolved into a definitive poet for the entire island. Both transitioned from being primarily Irish poets to world poets as evidenced by their winning of individual Nobel prizes seventy years apart. Like Yeats, Heaney was recognized globally, as likely to lecture at…

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  • Walking Through Modernity

    sense and society standards . In “Among the School Children,” W.B.Yeats structures his poem as an argumentative piece criticising the social status of the Irish people at the time. To accomplish this, Yeats starts by building up a speaker that could convey this message . The speaker characterises himself as a “sixty-year-old smiling public man” but one can also see evidence of literacy as he keeps referring to fundamental theories of classical philosophy and mathematics, referencing Plato,…

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  • Yeats September 1913 Essay

    Throughout many of his poems, especially during the uprising of World War I and the peak of Ireland’s tension with Great Britain, William Butler Yeats often voiced his opinions on the state of Ireland and its people. In W.B. Yeats’ poem, “September, 1913”, he emphasizes and expresses these opinions. Yeats stresses how nationalism can fuel Ireland, yet criticizes Ireland’s people for their greed and overwhelming self-interest. In “Easter, 1916”, though, Yeats shifts away from the people of…

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  • Euphemism In A Modest Proposal

    Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” uncovers the laxity of British and Irish Gentry towards the increasing poverty in Ireland and the exploitation of the Irish. With its metaphors that depicts cannibalism as an acceptable solution to hunger, ‘modest’ can only be seen as an euphemism for this egregious suggestion. This satire dictates an economically insightful proposal that alleviate poor parents of their ‘bastard children’. As a result of this proposal, the outcome suggests to hinder children…

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  • British Rule In Ireland

    Britain and Rome for over a thousand years. Once Britain gained their rule over Ireland, over time the Irish society was severely affected and their land was stolen. The colonist and the Irish were violent and harsh to each other, even after they had independence. The Republic Of Ireland has become a very strong country, and with more time they could become a huge world power one day. Ireland before Britain, did not have a government, or much of a history…

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  • Literature And Criticism In A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift

    “A Modest Proposal” is an extremely complex piece of literature and satire. Written by Jonathan Swift, the same man who wrote Gulliver’s Travels, however this work is considerably different from Gulliver’s Travels. Swift’s more popular full length novel is a story about the human condition and the interactions among people. “A Modest Proposal” is noticeably different and, without the proper background, perplexing work due to its subject matter. It handles the complex interactions between the…

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  • Summary Of Nancy Scheper's 'Ballybran'

    diminishing population growth. As a psychological anthropologist, she seeks deeper answers, attempting to identify psychological and cultural root causes of anomie and despair in the people living in rural Ireland. She explains multiple reasons for both their anomie and extremely high rates of mental illness which lie in shrinking economic vitality, culture-bound systems of religious beliefs, folklore and perhaps more importantly, the effects of child-rearing practices. Young men are committed…

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