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Teaching The Northern Ireland Troubles Through History And Literature, Sarah Anne Jensen Apr 2013

Teaching The Northern Ireland Troubles Through History And Literature, Sarah Anne Jensen

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History and literature complement each other. The study of history can be beneficial to understanding literature, as literature can be beneficial to understanding history. Seamus Heaney’s poetry concerning the Troubles can be better understood with a background in the history of the conflict as well as some knowledge about Heaney’s own views. Through examining Heaney’s poetry with history and biography in mind, a greater understanding of the poetry can be achieved. Through the reading of Heaney’s poetry, a better insight into the personal side of the conflict can help the reader understand the conflict as well ...