ACCIDENTAL CHRONICLES OF THE ANGLO-IRISH MINORITIES IN IRELAND: JENNIFER JOHSTON’S THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS AND THE RAILWAY STATION MAN

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This study concentrates on the lives of Anglo-Irish Protestant minorities in Ireland, as they are described in Jennifer Johnston’s novels, The Captains and the Kings and The Railway Station Man. Minority problems are one of the most significant issues of today’s global world and Johnston deals with them by emphasizing the marginal position of Anglo-Irish families in Irish society, the gap between social classes, the conflict between Irishness and Englishness and the constant threat of militarism. The Captains and the Kings uses various metaphorical references to render the poignancy of the situations of the Anglo-Irish and English characters. In The …