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...ue perspective to integrate into such a restrictive society. Even the ships in the above passage yearn for company, as in Ireland there is no one to share in their “exultant youth”. Although today’s more modern conception of religion is loose spirituality, Ireland is not a part of this “advancement”. It does not have enough experienced thinkers from the outside world to become so. As the sea slams its weight against the jagged coast, a culture is trying to break through to the bedrock of Ireland as well. However, it is halted, because it is not the culture defined by the religion they wish it to be, the people push on, blinded in search for a culture that does not exist. Ireland was never bound to Catholicism; it was bound to the unification of its people. However, its people cannot be unified when taught to believe that the only way it can occur is through religion.
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