Synge’s Treatment of Life in Riders to the Sea

Riders to the Sea presents us an almost claustrophobic world where suffering reigns supreme in human life. This one-act play widens, deepens and universalizes the pathetic plight of a hapless people who have no other place to live except those dreadful islands off the shore of Ireland. Synge selected this remote Aran Islands as the […]

“The Dream of the Rood” as a Devotional Poem

“The Dream of the Rood” is the most famous of all English religious poems. It was composed to celebrate the find of a piece of the True Cross. The poem is totally preserved in three different forms – inscribed by hand in stone, on the skin, and in silver. However, it is called a “devotional […]