DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.11.006
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Joanna Zadarko

Abstract: Using Sabina J. Müller's theory of myth, this paper will analyze the deconstruction and revision of myths in The Green Helmet. Irish mythology, as described by Müller, has in its inheritance a myth of Ireland being personified in an image of a woman, a goddess of the land. This Ireland-as-woman image, as well as Irish heroism and their fighting spirit will be investigated in Yeats' drama to show its simplification and to mock its nature. The analysis will also give an insight into the diversified and complex i…

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