Why does The Playboy of the Western World appeal to readers?
Just a short note to add to the excellent answer above: Synge's Playboy of the Western World is hilarious. Synge originally labeled the work a farce in its early stages, and though he eventually dropped the label from the title, the play is still very much a comedy/farce.
Christie Mahon kills his dad, becomes a hero because he kills his dad, then shrinks when his dad shows up still alive. ...
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