Compare & Contrast The Wave by Liam O'Flaherty

This Study Guide consists of approximately 31 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Wave.
This section contains 472 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Wave Study Guide

1924: Although Ireland has won a measure of freedom, it is still considered to be under the dominion of Great Britain. It will be another twenty-five years before Ireland declares itself a republic.

1990s: Ireland is still partitioned, with British troops stationed in the six counties of Northern Ireland. Irish Catholics in those six counties still do not enjoy the same civil rights as the Protestants of English descent.

1924: William Butler Yeats is still writing poetry, perhaps at his peak, (he won the Nobel Prize for poetry in 1923) but the Irish Literary Renaissance has dwindled to a virtual end. Many of its most prominent writers, including John Millington Synge, are dead. But other, younger writers, including O'Flaherty and Sean O'Casey (whose Juno and the Paycock appeared that year), will be producing works for decades. James Joyce has already published Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist...

(read more)

This section contains 472 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Wave Study Guide
Copyrights
Gale
The Wave from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook