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They hold a party, but anaalysis jollity is disrupted when Johnny suddenly jumps up in distress and runs to the bedroom, where he claims to see a ‘vision’ of dead Robbie Tancred.

Juno and Mary decide to leave the tenement to make a new life for themselves and the baby. He was killed by an informer. Again we see Boyle thinking more of himself than his own children in their time of need. The title “Captain” – which he seems to have given himself – is the product of self-importance.

Then she realises – Jerry doesn’t know. Claiming it was Johnny who informed on Tancred, they drag him from the house into a paycokc and drive off.

BFI Screenonline: Juno and the Paycock () Synopsis

The use of the word “strut” suggests a pompous style. A very unpleasant example of how Captain Boyle cares for no one but himself is seen after Mrs Tancred delivers her devastating speech about the death of her son. They go up to the Boyle apartment, interrupting the furniture removers at their work. The partygoers decide they can get a better view of the procession downstairs.


He becomes a caricature of what he thinks a monied gentleman is th. Madigan appears with the news that two policemen are waiting downstairs – some poor fellow has been found shot.

As an unmarried mother, Mary’s situation would have attracted great stigma at the time. Junp and the Paycock 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. The play ends with Boyle and Joxer returning to the stage drunk again, with Boyle not even knowing that his son is dead.

In the first act Joxer is his best friend. 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. Boyle explains that Robbie and Johnny were once inseparable.


Johnny is left alone. Mrs Boyle manages to calm him. A man in a trench coat appears at the door. His superiors think he might know something about the man who informed on Tancred.

Despite it being breakfast time Boyle has not yet returned from a night of drinking with his friend Joxer.


They do this because it is clear that Jack is never going to change and will be of no use to them as he neither brings in income nor helps around the house. Johnny supports the republican cause and has already lost an arm in the fighting at O’Connell Street, during the Easter rising of For example, when he finds out that his only daughter is juni he thinks solely of the effect Mary’s pregnancy will have on him and his imagined reputation.

Her son’s body is being taken to the church. This aspect of his personality is reinforced as the play progresses.

Johnny comes and goes like a man on the run. He is surprised not to see Johnny at the funeral and tells him to report to his battalion.

When Juno returns everything has been taken from their rooms. Mary Boyle has two suitors – Jerry Devine, a young manual worker with political ambitions, and Charles Bentham, a solicitor, who has news for the family – they have been left some money by the Captain’s cousin. anakysis

Boyle finally loses patience with the sly and devious Joxer.