Friel and Murphy on the Loss of Religious Belief

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Friel and Murphy on the Loss of Religious Belief
It is often noted that Brian
Friel
writes out of a sense of a lost past in his work, Translations, while Tom Murphy writes about the loss of religious belief and questions the nature of art in contemporary society in the
Gigli
Concert; I happen to agree with both men. For one thing,
Friel`s
work spends a considerable amount of time discussing the emergence of the new National School that effectively threatened to do away with the native tongue of the Irish people, replacing it with a crude English imposition. Hugh`s hopes that the new school will run the very same as the old hedge-school sounds like a plea that the old will not be roughly discarded for the new – but we know that does not...
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.....es or see their true selves through a narrow and imperfect prism. Overall, these works are quintessential glimpses into the true nature of the anguished human spirit in a modern world where people have become detached from themselves and anything greater than their own cravings of the moment.
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London: Faber & Faber, 2000.
Murphy, Tom. Plays: Three: The Morning after Optimism; The sanctuary lamp; and the
Gigli
Concert. London: Methuen, 1994.
Murray, Christopher. Alive in Time: The Enduring Drama of Tom Murphy. Dublin:
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O`Toole,
Fintan
. Tom Murphy: The Politics of magic. Dublin: New Island Books, 1994.
Pine, Richard. Brian
Friel
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