International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Sean O’ Casey’s The Plough and the Stars: Women’s Woes during the Easter Rising
Mashhoor Abdu Al-Moghales

Sean O’Casey (1880-1964) is known for his support for the working class, especially women. Through many of his writings, he tackles issues that address their suffering and agonies. In The Plough and the Stars (1926), he is concerned with the suffering of women due to the follies of their men and their political leaders during the Easter Rising. He aims at drawing the attention of those leaders to the agonies of women so that they stop fighting and blood shedding. Thus, this article focuses on the woes of women and how women are left alone in their homes under torture. It also attempts to contrast the agonies of those women with the patriotism of their men, which is the real cause behind their turmoil.

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