Moore’s text is told tragically. The plot is full of tragedy, and is told in a tragic context. The play is set in Belfast in the time of the Troubles, and in the story we see such troubles and even more tragically the tragedy they cause. A bomb in the hotel threatening to kill many, which symbolizes the Troubles themselves, shows that the Troubles always affects someone. Even though the bomb is averted, someone’s life is irrrevocably worsened – here Dillon’s wife is such an example, as she loses her husband as he is forced to show blatantly he does not love her any more as he chooses to warn the authorities over the potential bombing of the hotel even though it puts his wife’s life at risk. Similarly, DAL is told tragically. The text is about the Mundy family living through the modernisation of Ireland. However this is ultimately a struggle; two of the sisters Rose and Agnes lose their jobs knitting because of the opening of a new knitting factory in the village. This results in them leaving Ballybeg (where the live) to go to England in the hope of better times; twenty five years later Michael finds Rose in a hospice for the destitute in Southwark, with Agnes dead. There is difference in Radford’s text as the text is told in heartwarming manner. It centres on the formation of the friendship between postman Mario and the famous poet Pablo Neruda. Despite coming from radically different backgrounds, they form a friendship based on their mutual love of beautiful things and their loving of this in poetry.
Along with broad generic differences, another aspect of literary genre I found interesting in the texts I studied was the settings of the texts on my comparative course. Throughout my comparative course many different settings are used, which play important roles in how the stories are told and developed.
Along with genres, another way of telling a story is through the setting of the texts. Throughout my comparative course many different settings are used, which...