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  • Irish Tradition

    “Up until the 1960s, Ireland was a country where change was rejected in favour [sic] of traditional patterns of life and old allegiances. In the Republic of Ireland in the south, the main political parties had their origins in the civil war between the pro- and anti-treaty factions” (Harris 150). Ireland is a land rich with history and culture, the customs that are still in practice date as far back as most can remember. Several customs have moved from country to country as the Irish move from…

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  • Eamon De Valera Influence On Ireland

    “The Ireland which we have dreamed of would be the home of a people who valued material wealth only as the basis of a right living, of a people who were satisfied with frugal comfort and devoted their leisure to the things of the spirit” one author said (Hennessy). This couldn’t be more evident than through the life of Eamon de Valera, the most important person in Ireland history. Ironically, Ireland wasn’t his birthplace, as you would assume; instead, de Valera was born and raised in The…

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  • Act Of Union Seamus Heaney Analysis

    Frances Gu 09.05.14 Stylistic uses of structure and language in “Act of Union” by Seamus Heaney to enhance a metaphorical relationship between Ireland and England A highly stylized element of Seamus Heaney’s poems is to never explicitly discuss political issues, but rather to allude to the past to understand the present. As a native from Northern Ireland, politics did, however, affect Heaney’s life inexorably as it did with many in the political and sectarian strife between Irish nationalists…

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  • The 1798 Rebellion

    The political context within Ireland itself remains an important element in the origins of the 1798 rebellion. An address from the United Irishmen to the English society, in 1792, describes the state with regard to the Catholics, declaring three million ‘are taxed without being represented, and bound by laws to which they have not given consent’. Political power in the hands of the Anglican landowners and aristocrats, excluded the majority of the population. The population of Ulster consisted…

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  • Binary Gender Roles

    morning’s discussion with the former Lord Mayor put Derry much more into perspective for someone who is an outsider and is not educated well on The Troubles or Irish politics, past and present. In comparison to the current antics of American politics, Ireland and those a part of the United Kingdom are facing similar topics, though on a different scale. One of the most prevalent issues the former Lord Mayor talked about were gender rights, branching off briefly on women’s rights to abortions in…

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  • King John Lackland

    King John of England, also known as John Lackland, was born either in late 1166 or early 1167 at the Tower of London. He was the youngest son of Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II, the latter controlling a ‘territory that stretched from the pyrenees in the south of France to the very borders of Scotland’. His father held considerable claims of territories at the time, and was part of a Royal House known as the Angevins. Due to the size of his controlled lands, they collectively became known…

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  • The Sniper Symbolism

    ”The Sniper” was published during the Irish civil war (January 1923) by the republican Liam O’Flaherty. It takes place as night falls in Dublin. Shots eccho. A young Republican sniper lies on a rooftop. He lights a cigarette; risks revealing himself. Instantantly, a bullet hits the parapet, behind which he hides. A car approaches and halts down the street. A woman appears from a side-street. She speaks with the driver and points to the sniper. Without thinking, he shoots the driver, and the…

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  • Theme Of Naturalism In Miss Julie

    Miss Julie is naturalistic play written by August Strindberg in 1888. A naturalistic piece is a more extreme form of realism that is defined as “An avant-garde movement, which flourished between 1880 and 1914, that portrayed heredity and environmental factors as the primary causes of human behavior through the accurate rendition of external realities,” explains editor Tobin Nellhaus. Miss Julie contains these naturalistic elements as it takes place in real time and focuses heavily on survival of…

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  • 1932 Eucharistic Congress Analysis

    Congress The 31st International Eucharistic Congress was held in Dublin from June 22nd to the 26th. It became one of the largest Eucharistic conferences of the 20th century. At the time Ireland was home to over three million Catholics and the congress commemorated the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The chosen theme was "The Propagation of the Sainted Eucharist by Irish Missionaries”. The congress offered the Free State a chance to show case itself on an international stage…

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  • Suffering Under Colonialism In Eveline By James Joyce

    Joyce's short story "Eveline" is set in Dublin during the turn of 20th century. Ireland in the early 1900's was suffering greatly because of the ongoing struggle against English occupation. An observation made about Dublin during this time frame is that “the Irish capital is paralysed by Catholicism, by the English imperialism, by grave poverty and social injustice” (Boyson). Ireland still had not yet recovered from the famine from fifty years earlier that had led to mass migration, starvation,…

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