The main characters are Juno Boyle, Jack Boyle, Mary Boyle, Johnny Boyle and play that he is “struttin’ about the town like a paycock with Joxer, I suppose”. Juno and the Paycock:A Feministic Play. Juno and the Paycock: Jingois. Plot Summary. Themes and Issues. Plot. Writer’s Characteristics. Plays without Plots. Eva Wilden: Tragi-comedy in Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock. 2. Table of Contents. 1. In his formal analysis of Juno and the. Paycock Kosok put.

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When Juno returns everything has been taken from their rooms. When Juno asks him to go and show Johnny that everything is okay, the stage directions state analtsis Boyle is “making no move”.

Jerry Devine no longer visits. This is juxtaposed with the following scene which opens with Boyle inviting Joxer into his home again.

Johnny is left alone. Desperately poor, they live with their daughter Mary and son Johnny in a run-down Dublin tenement which also houses Boyle’s drinking pal Joxer Daly, Maisie Madigan who chatters incessantlyand Mrs.

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Again we see Boyle thinking more of himself than his own children in their time of need. When anaalysis finally dawns on him, he is quick to change his mind.

Madigan arrives payock the party continues, until Mrs. Through the window comes the sound of hymn singing. The party becomes subdued again, but Boyle and Joxer set about raising everyone’s spirits. The title “Captain” – which he seems to have given himself – is the product of self-importance.


Despite it being breakfast time Boyle has not yet returned from a night of drinking with his friend Joxer. Boyle and Johnny are furious that Mary has brought this shame upon the family, but Juno says all they have to do is move to somewhere they are not known, with the money they received from the legacy. Madigan appears with the news that two policemen are waiting downstairs – some poor fellow has been found shot.

Johnny, who has been sitting silently by the fire, immediately sees that the money might enable them to move somewhere else – somewhere they are not known. He is called ‘Captain’ by his friends, but the nearest he has ever got to sailing is on the ferry to Liverpool.

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Tancred, whose son has been killed in an ambush. They do this because it is clear that Jack is never analyeis to change and will be of no use to them as he neither brings in income nor helps around the house. Mary can hardly believe that Jerry would be so forgiving as to take her on, pregnant with another man’s child. Claiming it was Johnny who informed on Tancred, they drag him from the house into a car and drive off.

Don’t read on if you don’t want to know the ending! For example, when he finds out that his only daughter is pregnant he thinks solely of the effect Mary’s pregnancy will have on him and his imagined reputation. Mary Boyle has two suitors – Jerry Devine, a young manual worker with political ambitions, and Jnuo Bentham, a solicitor, who has news for the family – they have been left some money by the Captain’s cousin.


Mrs Boyle manages to calm him.

As he leaves for the pub, Jerry Devine arrives, to offer Mary marriage and security, having heard that his rival is out of the way.

Bentham is now an honoured guest in their home and officially engaged to Mary.

Juno and the Paycock The city is caught up in the fight for Irish independence and violent death is a daily occurrence. The Boyles decide to celebrate their good fortune. Boyle has to tell her and Johnny that there is no money – the will specified ‘first cousin’ rather than naming Boyle, and now ‘first cousins’ are appearing out of the woodwork.

In the first act Joxer is his best friend. Her son’s body is being taken to the church. Two men in trench coats arrive. Johnny comes and goes like a man on the run.


At the end of the play naalysis women leave to take on the responsibility of Mary’s child by themselves. He is fearful of every knock at the door. He has filled “every available spot” with fake flowers and is smoking a pipe on the sofa.

He becomes a caricature of what he thinks a monied gentleman is like.