A Swift Pure Cry Setting & Symbolism

Siobhan Dowd
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Coolbar, County Cork, Ireland

Coolbar, County Cork is a small village in Ireland that is relatively poor, where the story takes place.

Duggan's Field

Duggan's Field is the farm field of the Duggan family where Joe Talent used to work, and where Shell and Declan go for their intimate encounters.

Jezebel

Jezebel is the name Father Rose gives to his car, due to its temperamental nature.

Haggerty's Hellhole

Haggerty's Hellhole is a cave on top of the shoreline where Declan takes Shell, and where Bridie eventually leaves her baby to die.

America

America is the country where Declan goes when he flees from Ireland.

Cork, Ireland

Cork, Ireland is where Joe Talent goes to raise money for the church, and for his own benefit.

DTs, delirium tremens

The DTs are a side effect of stopping drinking cold turkey. The DTs cause tremors, hallucinations, and mood changes. In the...

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