The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Discuss the use of irony in the play

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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"The law, at the beginning of the play, is merely a prop for in-justice, exploitation and corruption. Great care is taken of the Governor's heir, more care indeed than is likely to produce a thriving child, but this care springs not from parental love, but from the knowledge that the child guarantees the perpetuation of injustice

for a further generation. It is heavily ironic that the crowd of beggars and petitioners should forget their complaints in their obsequiousness:

God bless the child. Your Grace!"