Tell about the life of the islanders in “Riders to The Sea” (With Translation)

Introduction: “Riders to the Sea” is one of Synge’s moving plays that is acclaimed as a poetic drama. J. M. Synge (16 April 1871 – 24 March 1909) has given a minute সূক্ষ্ম and vivid প্রাণবন্ত picture of Irish life in the play. After getting guideline from W. B. Yeats, Synge observed intimately নিবিড় ভাবে পর্যবেক্ষণ করে on the simple and unsophisticated অকৃত্রিম Irish rural life and has been able to create a local and universal significance about the struggling lifestyle সংগ্রামী জীবনধারা সম্পর্কে of the lower-class people. The life style of the Aran islanders is as follow:

  1. Agriculture based livelihood কৃষি নির্ভর জীবিকা
  2. Mixed religious belief
  3. Pagan Superstitions and fears
  4. Mutual sympathy and co-operation
  5. Patriarchal society পুরুষতান্ত্রিক সমাজ
  6. Fatalistic belief অদৃষ্টবাদী বিশ্বাস

Conclusion: From the light of the above discussion, it can be asserted that the life cycle of the Aran islanders bears locality and universality that is why “Riders to the Sea” is called a local and universal tragedy at the same time.

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