Cathleen ni Houlihan

What role does the dowry play in the play Cathleen ni Houlihaan?

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Delia’s dowry is a symbol of the importance of material wealth. The characters' lives revolve around a bag of coins. The bag of coins, however, is eventually replaced by Cathleen ni Houlihan, who symbolizes the preeminence of nationalistic ideals over materialism.


Cathleen ni Houlihan