runaway boy tells stories with self as epitome of bravery. [Irish Lit.: The Playboy of the Western World, Magill I, 758–759]
defies his father twice, knocking him out with a blow on the head. [Irish Drama: J. M. Synge The Playboy of the Western World in Magill I, 758]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.