The most popular of Oscar Wilde's plays, The Importance of Being Earnest appears to be a comedy of manners. But the humor goes deeper than that, as Wilde satirizes Victorian society and expectations.
Ever wonder what "Not worth a Tinkers Dam" Means or The history of the term "Not worth a tinkers dam". "Not worth a tinkers Damn" may be traced back to England to around the time of...
"All is changed, changed utterly; A terrible beauty is born" So WB Yeats prophesied in his poem 'Easter 1916'. In a single line he captured the ambiguity of Irish politics at the time - the beauty of...
James Joyce discusses lack of honesty, superficiality, and emotional distance in this famous play.
Gabriel Conroy's epiphany is different from the epiphanies in the other stories in Dubliners - he lets go of fantasy, and looks outwards, to the world, not inwards to himself.
This starts off as one of the most beautiful opening sentences I've ever read; and, no matter what you might think of the novel itself (if any of you get all the way through, would you let me know how it ends?), this...
In 'Clay', the tenth story in Dubliners, Maria cuts a pitiable figure working in a laundry. Many of her choices in life are gone and she is alone. But is she the manipulated or the manipulator?
A comprehensive guide to slang words used in modern Ireland
An unreliable narrator, the madness of Father Flynn, and the role of fantasy and religion in an interpretation of Joyce's 'The Sisters'.
The first of Joyce's stories tracing the stages of life in Dublin, it explores the acquisition of language and the connotations and perspectives that a young Dublin boy gathers from those around him.
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