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The one-act play by By J.M. Synge, Riders to the Sea, through the depiction of calamities brought upon by the sea on a fisherman's family, offers a glimpse of the. Riders to the Sea Summary & Study Guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes, character descriptions, themes, and more. Riders to the Sea by J.M. Synge: Summary. This short play is about the calamities inflicted by the sea on a family of fishermen on an island to the west of Ireland.
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Summary This short play is about the calamities inflicted by the sea on a family of fishermen on an island to the west of Ireland. The scene is laid in the kitchen of a small cottage. The fishing net kept there indicates that these people earn their living by catching fish.
Riders to the Sea Summary & Study Guide
The spinning wheel kept there indicates that these people spin their own yarn and weave their own clothes. There are some white boards standing against the wall. Since there are no trees on the island, these boards have been obtained from the mainland.
These boards indicate that someone has recently died there and a coffin is to riders to the sea summary made for his burial. The cottage is very close to the sea. The island is one of a group known as Aran Islands.
Riders to the Sea by J.M. Synge: Summary
Synge went to these islands at the suggestion of W. Yeats and spent a long time there, studying the lives of the islanders and making a riders to the sea summary of the language spoken by them. The incident included in this one-act play is based on the stones that Synge was told by the inhabitants of these islands.
The language is based on the conversations he had actually heard among the islanders. When the curtain rises, we see Cathleen, a girl of about 20, kneading flour.
Riders to the Sea Summary
She completes this work and puts the dough in the oven by the fire. She then starts spinning yarn with the spinning wheel. Her younger sister, Nora, now appears at the door.
She has a small bundle of clothes which she is hiding under her shawl. She asks her sister where their mother is. Cathleen replies that their mother is lying in the other room, and perhaps sleeping if she can get any sleep. Nora comes to the kitchen and tells her sister that the bundle had been given to her by the young priest.
The bundle contains a shirt and a plain stocking which had been removed from the body of a man who was drowned and whose was riders to the sea summary ashore in Donegal.
Riders to the Sea by J.M. Synge: Summary
He was given a decent burial by the people there. Michael, their brother, had been drowned in the sea, nine days back and the whole family, especially their mother, Maurya, was in deep mourning.
They had been looking for Michael's body to be washed ashore so that they could give him a, clean burial. They had obtained the white boards from the mainland to make a coffin for Michael. But the body hasn't appeared so far.
The young priest told Nora that if those clothes belonged to Michael they would be pleased to know that his body had been decently buried in Donegal. The priest added that if those clothes did not belong to Michael, Nora should not mention anything about them to her mother because this will give her greater pain and she will riders to the sea summary kill herself with lamentation.
Cathleen says that their last surviving brother, Bartley, was planning to go that day by sea to the mainland to sell his horses at the Galway fair, and she asks Nora whether she had asked the young priest if he would stop Bartley from going. Nora replies that the young priest told her that he won't stop him from going, but he told her not to be afraid of his safety.
Her mother prays to God almighty up to midnight and so God would not make her utterly helpless by taking away her last surviving son. Cathleen asks Nora whether the sea appears to be rough near the rocks.