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Unformatted text preview: • Characterization o Police sergeant • Starts out bossy • Starts to reveal sympathy with the ballad singer as he realizes who he is • A complex character o Rebel/Ballad singer • Passionate about cause • Willing to take risks • Trusts the sergeant • Ragged, poor • Setting o Ireland, 1907, a dock, night, moonlight • A barrel, rope and chains • Dialogue o Dialect of the "rural Irish" • Music o Song sung by rebel reveals the sympathy of the sergeant • Themes o Revolution • Fighting against the British rule o Unity of the Irish people • The plea for law and order for all Irish people...
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- Spring '08
- Narratology, Sergeant, ballad singer