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The four act play Juno and the Paycock written by Sean O Casey in the Three Dublin plays is about how the Irish working poor turn to religion when they are in need of help but lose faith easily O Casey gives this in the reaction of the characters pleading and praying when pared with danger or sorrow but when the worst happens they lose faith quickly In the climax of the story where Juno is told that Johnny is dead She continues her belief in god and prayers to him that this found boy is not Johnny Mary being the opposite says on page 145 oh its thrue its thruethere isnt a God there isnt a God if there was He wouldnt let these things happen At this point Marys faith has disappeared and no longer believes in a higher power and her reason for there being no God is that terrible things are happening Juno attempts to calm Mary down in saying Mary Mary you mustnt say them things Well want all the help we can get from God an His Blessed Mother now These things have nothin to do with the Will o God Ah what can God do agen the stupidity o men 145The quote portrays Junos faith in God is present although admits he cannot control all the stupidity of man Its ironic though that is the same breathe of air she defends her God but through out is referring to him as a man which she considers stupid Juno is insulting her religion and trying to defend it at the same timeIn Junos realization that she shouldve paid more attention to the feelings of Mrs Tancred when she had lost her son because it wasnt just losing a solider it was losing her own blood She begins praying to the Virgin Mary on page 146 Mother o God Mother o God have pity on us all Blessed Virgin where
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