Translations Setting & Symbolism

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Hedge School

A hedge school was a school formed when Penal Laws in Ireland attempted to keep Roman Catholic religious leaders from teaching in schools. These hedge schools generally met in barns or private homes and were not sponsored by the Irish government.

Homer's Odyssey

Jimmy Jack reads from this Greek play and appears to believe the characters in the play are as real as any of the people who live around him.

Flowers

Sarah presents a bunch of flowers to Manus in the first act of the play as he teaches Sarah how to speak. Manus uses these flowers as a tool to teach Sarah to say the word "flowers."

A Surveyor's Pole

Doalty steals this pole from the soldiers who are working on the new map of Ireland.

New National School

Hugh is invited to be the headmaster of this new school which is sponsored by...

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