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The play ends with Boyle and Joxer returning to the stage drunk again, with Boyle not even knowing that his son is dead. He becomes a caricature of what he thinks a juho gentleman is like. Johnny, who has been sitting silently by the fire, immediately sees that the money might enable them to move somewhere else – somewhere they are not known. The city is caught up in the fight for Irish independence and violent death is a daily occurrence. Two men in trench coats arrive.

As he leaves, Mary sees the bailiff’s men taking away the furniture. Mary Boyle has two suitors – Jerry Paaycock, a young manual worker with political ambitions, and Charles Bentham, a solicitor, who has news for the family – they have been left some money by the Captain’s cousin. Juno and the Paycock Then she realises – Jerry doesn’t know. In the first act Joxer is his best friend. Everyone goes to the window to see anallysis procession pass – all except Johnny.

Juno and Mary decide to leave the tenement to make a new life for themselves and hte baby. Boyle and Johnny are payccok that Mary has brought this shame upon the family, but Juno says all they have to do is move to somewhere they are not known, with the money they received from the legacy.


Pagcock do this analysus it is clear that Jack is never going to change and will be of no use to them as he neither brings in income nor helps around the house. Boyle explains that Robbie and Johnny were once inseparable.

He is surprised not to see Johnny at the funeral and tells him to report to his battalion. Therefore, our first impression of him is that he appears untrustworthy and cannot be relied upon by his family or his friends.

Right from the opening scene, Captain Jack Analhsis is portrayed as work-shy and idle. When Juno asks him to go and show Johnny that everything is okay, the stage directions state that Boyle is “making no move”. Boyle knows it is Johnny. At the end of the play the women leave to take on the responsibility of Mary’s child by themselves.

anqlysis They hold a party, but the jollity is disrupted when Johnny suddenly jumps up in distress and runs to the bedroom, where he claims to see a ‘vision’ of dead Robbie Tancred. Desperately poor, they live with their daughter Mary and son Johnny in a run-down Dublin tenement which also houses Boyle’s drinking pal Joxer Daly, Maisie Madigan who chatters incessantlyand Mrs.

Claiming it was Johnny who informed on Tancred, they drag him from the house into a car and drive off. He is called ‘Captain’ by his friends, but the nearest he has ever got to sailing is on the ferry to Liverpool. He has taken the easy way out and retreated into a world of alcohol-induced fantasy rather than being brave enough to face his problems.

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The title “Captain” – which he seems to have given himself – is the product of self-importance. Jerry Devine analysiw longer visits. Madigan arrives and the party continues, until Mrs. As he leaves for the pub, Jerry Devine arrives, to offer Mary marriage and security, having heard that his rival is out of the way. Again we see Boyle thinking more of himself than his own children in their time of need.

This is juxtaposed with the following scene which opens with Boyle inviting Joxer into his home again. Despite it being breakfast time Boyle has not yet returned from a night of drinking with his friend Joxer. June Juno is the wife of ‘Captain’ Boyle and the ‘paycock’ or peacock is her name for him, because he struts about all day, leaving her to work to put food on the table.

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When it finally dawns on him, he is quick to change his mind. When he believes himself to be a man of means we see him take on airs of grandeur. He refuses to put his family first and is even disloyal to Joxer when he thinks he is receiving money.