Minnie Powell is Donal Davoren’s neighbor in the tenement building.
Start: Minnie: Are you in, Mr. Shields?
Davoren: (rapidly) No, he’s not, Minnie; he’s just gone out - if you run quickly you’re sure to catch him.
End: Davoren: (forgetting his timidity in the honest joy of appreciating the independent courage of Minnie) My soul within art thou, Minnie! A pioneer in action as I am a pioneer in thought. The two powers that shall ‘grasp this sorry scheme of things entire, and mould life nearer to the heart’s desire’. Lovely little Minnie, and brave as well; brave little Minnie, and lovely as well!
O’Casey, Sean. Three Dublin Plays. Faber and Faber, 1998, pp. 14-20.
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