The Playboy Of The Western World by John Millington Synge

"The Playboy of the Western World" is a comedic play that centers around Christy Mahon, a young man who stumbles into a rural tavern in County Mayo, Ireland, claiming to have killed his father. His tale unexpectedly elevates his status among the villagers, who find his boldness and story intriguing. As Christy enjoys his newfound popularity and the affection of the local women, complications arise when the truth about his father's fate comes to light. The play explores themes of heroism, identity, and the Irish rural life, using rich language and dramatic irony to critique societal norms and romanticized perceptions of rebellion.

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Published
1907
Nationality
Irish
Type
Fiction
Pages
64-112
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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