Juno and the paycock
There are a few books on the dresser and one on the table. The worst is yet to come, however. Juno has dubbed her husband "the Paycock" because she thinks him as useful and vain as a peacock. Pub owner Mrs. On the strength of their expectations, the Boyle family goes on a spending spree.
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The Captain soon learns the inheritance has been lost because Bentham made an error in drafting the will. Boyle enters by the door on right; she has been shopping and carries a small parcel in her hand. Madigan, celebrates with an evening of song, although their spirits are dampened by the funeral procession of their neighbor Mrs. Leaning against the dresser is a long-handled shovel—the kind invariably used by labourers when turning concrete or mixing mortar. Between the window and the dresser is a picture of the Virgin; below the picture, on a bracket, is a crimson bowl in which a floating votive light is burning. The daughter, Mary, through reading has acquired a taste for better things, and longs for a different sort of life. The Captain keeps the bad news a secret until creditors show up. Joxer is present, Jack having already forgotten his vow to break off contact with him, and Mrs Maisie Madigan, a neighbour to whom Jack owes money, shows up after having been invited in Act I. Tellingly, Mrs. Norton and Co. During the party, Robbie Tancred's funeral procession passes the tenement, but the Boyles and their guests halt their carousing only when Tancred's grieving mother stops at their door.
The Captain keeps the bad news a secret until creditors show up. On the mantelshelf is an alarm clock lying on its face.
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He is usually known to his neighbors, however, as the "paycock" on account of his strutting, consequential gait. The IRA suspect Johnny and order him to report to them for questioning; he refuses, protesting that his wounds show he has done his bit for Ireland. The furniture store repossesses the furniture. As Juno pleads with Jack to use the leftover money from the inheritance to move the family to a different city, he angrily reveals that they will receive nothing due to an error Bentham made while drafting the will he failed to include the beneficiaries' names, referring to Jack only as "[my] first cousin". Tellingly, Mrs. The Captain keeps the bad news a secret until creditors show up. Boyle is not without principles like her husband; she is anything but indifferent. The Captain soon learns the inheritance has been lost because Bentham made an error in drafting the will. New York: W. On one hand, the betrayal of principles has tragic consequences: Johnny is killed for his betrayal of his comrade Tancred; Mary is pregnant out of wedlock; Boyle is left again impoverished; and the family is humiliated. He may be younger than the Captain but he looks a lot older. Mary with her jumper  off—it is lying on the back of a chair—is arranging her hair before a tiny mirror perched on the table. Overjoyed with the news, Jack vows to Juno to end his friendship with Joxer and change his ways. Johnny persuades Juno to follow Jack and beg him to come home. Daughter Mary has a job but is on strike against the victimisation of a co-worker.
Mary feels guilty about dumping her boyfriend and fellow striker, Jerry Devine, who feels more strongly for her than she does for him. New York: W.
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Juno decides that she and Mary will live with her sister and raise the baby together, leaving Boyle to fend for himself. The daughter, Mary, through reading has acquired a taste for better things, and longs for a different sort of life. The Boyles throw a party and invite Bentham, who is courting Mary. As the last of Jack's fancy new furniture is being repossessed, several IRA men arrive and drag Johnny away; Juno later hears from Mrs Madigan that a body resembling Johnny's has been found on a country road, riddled with bullets. In a corner near the window looking into the back is a galvanized bath. Joxer who was present for both incidents, and did nothing to help needles Jack about rumours that the inheritance is not forthcoming; this soon devolves into an argument during which Joxer openly mocks Jack's fortune as fraudulent. The family learns from Mary's fiance Charlie Bentham that they will inherit money from a relative of Boyle's who has died. The Captain soon learns the inheritance has been lost because Bentham made an error in drafting the will. Sean O'Casey - A biography of the Irish dramatist. The borrow from their neighbors and stretch their credit with the local tradesmen to the uttermost limit. He may be younger than the Captain but he looks a lot older. Realising that their family has been destroyed, Mary declares, "It's true. Meanwhile, Johnny agonises over his betrayal of his friend Robbie Tancred, a neighbour and former comrade in the IRA , who was subsequently murdered by Free State supporters; Johnny is terrified that the IRA will execute him as punishment for being an informant. His nervousness and irritability increase almost to mania when he learns through a newspaper that one of his former "Die-hard" comrades, Bobbie Tancred, has been killed because of information that Johnny has given the authorities. Even Joxer turns on the Captain and gleefully spreads the news of the nonexistent inheritance to creditors.
While Johnny upbraids his father for embarrassing the family, Juno returns alone and delivers the news of Mary's pregnancy.
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