AS English Literature, Dancing at Lughnasa
“ ‘Gerry Evans has no importance in the play apart from the character’s dramatic role.’ Discuss”.
For Gerry Evans to have importance in the play, he must qualify of being significant, influential or worthy of note or esteem. For Gerry Evans to have a dramatic role in the play, is to have a part played by a performer who arrests or is forceful in appearance or effect of the play. But for which of these does Gerry Evans qualify? Having looked at this play, Gerry Evans plays a very ambiguous role of both. He provides the light entertainment for the audience but as a character he brings the outside world to Ballybeg, he is related to the main characters roles and he would certainly be missed as a character in the play.