TD301 4.18 - 1. Nationalism and National Identity British...

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1. Nationalism and National Identity British presence in Ireland very prominent New Settlers from Britain = Protestant Original irish = mostly Catholic United Irishmen Rising – Expressed the desire to break away from the U.K. and become and independent nation again Through the Act of Union, Ireland was made a part of the U.K. 2. Irish Culture Revival Cultural nationalism expressed an attempted unification of Ireland Irish Gaelic (language) original language of Irish spoken only in extreme western regions View of peasants as being the “true Irish,” people who are in touch with their nation and its origins Ireland is split between those who want to maintain ties with the U.K. and those want to be an independent Ireland (nationalists). Irish Theatre before the revival No theatre being written and made in Ireland Irish playwrights writing in and about England (“out of touch” with their irishness) -George Bernard Shaw -Oscar Wilde
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