The Playboy of the Western World Study Guide 2020

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The Playboy of the Western World Study Guide 2020

Write better answers for the Comparative Study with the help of this companion guide to ‘The Playboy of the Western World’.  Crack the Comparative with these clear, detailed notes and key moment analysis to help you achieve exam success. 

This book is a study guide for Leaving Certificate English students sitting their exam in 2020. It provides notes for the Comparative Study of The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge.

There are notes and analysis of key moments for Cultural Context/Social Setting, Literary Genre, Theme/Issue (Relationships) and Hero, Heroine, Villain.

Understand how the Comparative Study Modes apply to 'The Playboy of the Western World'
Notes on Cultural Context/Social Setting
Literary Genre
Theme/Issue - Relationships
Hero,Heroine, Villain
Notes on Key Moments for each Mode


Table of Contents

Understanding the Mode - Cultural Context/Social Setting 2
Notes on Cultural Context/Social Setting 4
Cultural Context/Social Setting - Key Moments 6
Pegeen and Shawn’s Conversation as the Play Begins 6
Christy’s Crime is Seen as Bravery 7
The Widow Quin Arrives to Take Christy to Lodge With Her 8
Christy Tells the Widow Quin his Tale of Murder 8
Christy’s Success at the Races 10
The Mob Turn on Christy 10
Understanding the Mode - Literary Genre 12
Notes on Literary Genre 14
Literary Genre Key Moments 17
Opening Scene 17
Christy’s Arrival 18
The Widow Quin’s Arrival 18
Mahon’s Arrival 19
Pegeen Rejects Shawn Keogh 20
Christy Confronts his Father 21
Understanding the Mode - Theme/Issue – Relationships 23
Notes on Theme/Issue - Relationships 24
Theme/Issue-Relationships Key Moments 26
The Play’s Opening 26
Christy’s Attraction 26
Christy Tells the Widow Quin his Story of Murder 27
Mahon Comes to the Shebeen 28
Pegeen and Christy Talk of Marriage 29
Christy Confronts his Father 30
Understanding the Mode - Hero, Heroine, Villain (Ordinary Level) 31
Notes on Hero, Heroine, Villain (Ordinary Level) 33
Hero, Heroine, Villain Key Moments 34
Christy’s Arrival 34
Christy’s Dark Side 35
Christy’s Reaction to His Father’s Arrival 35
Winning at the Races 36
Christy Plans to Marry Pegeen 37
Christy Faces his Father 37