Dawn Griffin Quotes in The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Dawn Griffin Quotes:
Cathleen: Have you forgotten about the Famine?
Dawn Griffin: [trying to get his attention, as his mail has arrived] Frankie?
Cathleen: How the Brits starved millions of our innocent people just so they could make cakes for that fat bitch Queen across the water? What about 1916? They shot down thousands of innocent Irish revolutionaries! Think of Parnell and Wolfe Tone and poor old Robert Emmet! And now you, you've become a Proddy lover!
Dawn Griffin: [still trying to get his attention] Frankie.
Frankie: [Frankie finally gets angry with his Ma's lecture and shouts] Most of the Irish revolutionaries were Protestant! Emmet, Parnell, Wolfe Tone - all Protestant! Half of the so-called heroes who you think of as havin' noble blood were Protestant!
[She looks astounded. She looks over to Father Michael for help, but he nods apologetically. Frankie is right]
Cathleen: [trying to rally her own spirits] I suppose Pearse was a Prod. And DeValera!
Frankie: No. DeValera was American. That's how he missed gettin' shot in 1916!-- Dawn Griffin
[Ray has finished reading to the family a Western story he'd himself written. Da stands, and while orating he leans to pick up a toy dog with hideous orange wheels]
Jack Griffin: Silence! As Foreman of this year's Jury, I have great pleasure in presenting you with the Golden Dog for Literature Par Excellence. Outstanding. Congratulations.
Dawn Griffin: Bleedin' stupid.
Jack Griffin: It is not stupid.
Cathleen: The boy's a genius, that's all there is to it.-- Dawn Griffin
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