Complete summary of J. M. Synge’s Riders to the Sea. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Riders to the Sea. Riders to the Sea, one-act play by John Millington Synge, published in and produced in Riders to the Sea is set in the Aran Islands off the west coast. Purchase Plays by John Millington Synge. AFTER nine days of constant grieving for her missing son, Michael, who, she feels certain, has been drowned, old.

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Stephen and Shawn were drowned in the great storm and their bodies were found in the Bay of Gregory and brought to the house on one plank. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature.

Riders to the Sea by J.M. Synge: Summary

The gray pony knocked him into the sea, and he was washed out where there is a great surf on the white rocks. He asks Cathleen to take u of the sheep and to sell the pig with the black feet if she gets a good price for it.

I’m thinking Bartley put it on him in the morning, for his own shirt was heavy with the salt in it. Cathleen cuts a piece of the cake and wraps it in a piece of cloth. The younger women pull out the table and the men place Bartley’s body, wrapped in a sail, on it. She is sure that the young priest will stop him from going. This is recognised by her children as Cathleen blurts out:. I seen Michael himself. There does be a power of young men floating round in the sea, and what way would they know if it was Michael they had, or another man like him, for when a man is nine days in the sea, and the wind blowing, it’s hard set his own mother would be to say what man was it.


Maurya returns home claiming to have seen the ghost of Michael riding behind Bartley and begins lamenting the loss of the men in her family to the sea, after which some villagers bring in the corpse of Bartley. This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. The cloth with the bread is still in her hands.

There’s no sense left on any person in a house where an old woman will be talking for ever. Mary Anthony ‘s piece is titled Threnody.

It contained a shirt and a stocking. Now she will have no worry about storms and rough seas and she will have no need to get the Holy Water.

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The Role of the Sea in Riders to the Sea. Nora sees that the boat is passing near the green head and getting ready to stop at the pier. Some articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. No man at all can be living forever and we must be satisfied.

Comedies Dramas Playwrights Cast-Size. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets syngee criteria, sybge add it to the article. It contains part of the clothes taken from the body of a drowned man far in the north. This is recognised by her children as Cathleen blurts out: He asks Cathleen about the new rope that they had bought in Connemara.

She looks through some clothes hanging in the corner It’s not with them, Cathleen, and where will it be? She can meet Bartley, if she goes quickly. The islands, whose sheer cliffs face the Atlantic Ocean, are generally bleak. The play syngs on the note of Maurya’s fatalistic submission.

Riders to the Sea by J.M. Synge: Summary

She kneels down again, makes the sign of the cross and prays silently. Cathleen explains that they had sent the clothes taken m of that body and they were sure that these clothes belonged to Michael. Why wouldn’t you give him your blessing and he looking round in the door? It’s hard set we’ll be rideers this day with no one in it but one man to work. The clothes are, indeed, Michael’s. Maurya then raises her hand and speaks as if there is nobody around her.


If she invokes God’s blessings on Bartley now the evil effect of the unlucky rirers that she spoke earlier will be neutralized. He says that he will come back in two days or three days or perhaps, four days if the wind is bad. If we come to the acknowledgment seq the element of stoicism we are taken back to antiquity because Stoicism was a school of philosophy founded by Zeno in Ancient Greece. We have fine white boards herself bought, God help her, thinking Michael would be found, and I have a new cake you can eat while you’ll be working.

M Synge has used in this play. This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. There is a great roaring sound coming from the west, and it will get worse when the tide turns.

Cathleen gives the clothes to her mother. It is now in the public domain and may therefore be performed without royalties. This is used to prevent bots and spam. As Maurya was describing the way in which the body of Patch was brought, the scene is re-enacted.