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Cathleen ni Houlihan

Yeats didn't invent the character of Catherine ni Houlihan. She had long been a symbol of Irish nationalism and of the aspirations of the Irish people towards independence from the British. Yet...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2020, 10:45 am (UTC)

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Cathleen ni Houlihan

The old woman in the play is a personification of Ireland itself, struggling under the domination of Britain. Thus, for example, when she speaks of her four fields stolen from her, she's actually...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2019, 8:03 pm (UTC)

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Cathleen ni Houlihan

The summary of this one-act play makes a lot more sense when the reader realizes that Cathleen ni Houlihan is actually the personification of the movement for Irish independence. She exists to...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2015, 6:42 pm (UTC)

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Cathleen ni Houlihan

Lady Gregory and W.B. Yeats' Cathleen ni Houlihan is a classic symbolic play with a strong nationalist sentiment. It takes place against the backdrop of Ireland's 1798 rebellion, a failed attempt...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2016, 5:56 pm (UTC)

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Cathleen ni Houlihan

In W. B. Yeats's play Cathleen ni Houlihan, the title character is indeed a symbol of a kind of love, but it is not really the romantic love between Michael and Delia. In fact, Cathleen ni Houlihan...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2021, 3:59 pm (UTC)

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Cathleen ni Houlihan

The main conflict in W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory's Cathleen ni Houlihan is the Irish Rebellion of 1798. This was one of many armed uprisings that made up the prolonged fight for Irish independence....

Latest answer posted May 27, 2016, 8:53 pm (UTC)

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