ISSN : 1226-4946(Print)
ISSN : 2288-5412(Online)
Identity of Irish Catholic: Yeats, Heaney, and Barry
The identity of Catholic in Ireland implies violent coercion with authority beyond mere religion. In Ireland’s unique political, historical, and cultural environments, the Catholic has been endowed with political power in collusion with the public opinion of the middle class, and compelled its people to blind obedience, while ignoring its roles of guiding people to the spiritual world, providing peace and salvation through compromise and harmony, or healing of trauma. In this paper, we attempt to analyze the identity of Irish Catholic through the reading of three representative Irish nationalists Yeats, Heaney, and Barry.