The Playboy of the Western World - Study Guide Act 3 Summary & Analysis

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Jimmy and Philly, two of Michael Flaherty's friends, have arrived at the public house looking for Pegeen. Shawn Keogh has taken a cart to go pick up Michael, who is still drunk from the wake that day. While they wait, Jimmy and Philly discuss Christy and whether or not the young man has been telling the truth about murdering his own father. Just then, old Mr. Mahon walks into the public house and announces that he is looking for Christy. Jimmy and Philly cannot believe that this is the man who is supposed to be dead. Mr. Mahon describes the event that led up to his being wounded by his own son.

The Widow Quin, who has much to lose should Christy's secret be revealed, tries to convince Jimmy and Philly that Mr. Mahon is a lunatic. Mr. Mahon, however, tells the story of Christy's young life...

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