The News from Ireland

What are the motifs in The News from Ireland by William Trevor?

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God and religion is a recurring idea in the story. By the time the story opens, the Great Famine has been devastating Ireland for about two years; all the Irish peasants have left is their Roman Catholic faith. The child with the marks of stigmata is considered by the people as a "miracle, a sign from God in these distressful times."