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The same locality is mentioned in the play as the place where Commandant Tancred was shot. The vanities and violence of the world of men constitute the theme that gives unity to Juno and the Paycock. It is focused by the Boyle family, who live *A large proportion of the Irish police resigned during this time. Replacements were recruited from England and acquired the name from the colors of their temporary uniforms. 4 SEAN O'CASEY mother-figure, as when Juno plans to work for Mary and her unborn child.

There is an exquisite comic sequence in Act II when Boyle, fondly believing that he has inherited a fortune, holds court like one of the kings of old, commanding songs from his guests and eventually reciting some sentimental doggerel of his own composing. But throughout these cosy festivities there is a sinister reminder of the civil war outside in the person of Boyle's son, Johnny, who has lost an arm and had a hip shattered in the fighting. Johnny is subsequently dragged away and shot by his former Republican comrades because he betrayed Commandant Tancred.

R. Leavis Death of C. P. Snow List of Contributors WALTER ERNEST ALLEN. Novelist and journalist. Literary Editor, the New Statesman and Nation (1959-1960); Professor of English Studies, New University of Ulster (1967-1973); Berg Professor of English, New York University (1970-1971); C. P. Miles Professor of English, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1974-1975). Publications include Blind Man's Ditch, Dead Man Over All All in a Lifetime (all fiction); The English Novel Tradition and Dream, The Short Story in English (all criticism); As 1 Walked Down New Grub Street (memoirs).

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