The Playboy of the Western World by J. M. Synge

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What is the relevance of The Playboy of the Western World in present times?

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The best way of answering this question is to think about the themes of this excellent play and to consider if any of them are still relevant to today's society given the fact that society has changed to such a great extent in the intervening years. This will help us to establish whether this play does have themes that are universal and whether it has a message that applies to us today.

Unfortunately, if we take this approach and examine the theme of social conformity, we can actually see how little the world and the people in it have changed over the years. The vast majority of the...

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I am sorry, but as I go through this answer, it simply relates the story. Where is there any reference to what the question asks, "relevance of The Playboy of the Western World in present times"

The answer does not actually reply the concerned question.

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prosenjeet | Student

I am sorry, but as I go through this answer, it simply relates the story. Where is there any reference to what the question asks, "relevance of The Playboy of the Western World in present times"

I wonder how you got a Five star when the answer does not actually reply the concerned question.

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