A Mother: Summary and Analysis
Mrs. Kearney: overbearing mother and socially ambitious member of Dublin middle class
Mr. Kearney: her quiet, ineffectual husband
Kathleen Kearney: her teenage daughter
Mr. Holohan: assistant secretary to the Eire Abu Society
Mr. Fitzpatrick: secretary to the Eire Abu Society
Mrs. Kearney, a socially ambitious middle-class mother, arranges for her daughter Kathleen to play the piano at a fairly prestigious Celtic revival festival in Dublin. In order for the several performances to turn out splendidly, Mrs. Kearney spends extra money on the daughter’s clothes, arranges the program, and orders several tickets for...
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