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

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Why does the playboy in Synge's Playboy of the Western World appeal to us?

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I don't think the playboy, Christy Mahon, in Synge's Playboy of the Western World does appeal to "us."  At least not by the conclusion of the play.  But I also don't think that is the issue you're really concerned with.  At issue isn't whether Christy appeals to our contemporary audience, or even Synge's contemporary audience.  The issue is:  why...

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