30 Day Book Challenge

Day 24: Favourite Play

The Playboy of the Western World by  J. M. Synge.

The Playboy of the Western World shows how bizarre human nature is and how quickly people can change their position regarding what is deemed moral and what is immoral.

The main character, Christy Mahon, going through all of the ups and downs is both amusing and sad. The way the villager’s admiration for his alleged ‘crime’ turns Christy from a timid young man to a confident trickster is startling.

I love the play for being realistic but at the same time fantastic and strange! Synge’s impeccable writing makes the weird and wonderful situations of the play seem utterly normal.


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