The conflicted dinner argument seemed to highlight the distinct separation between the family. Often families will have similar situations- that split between values. The political/ religious conflict that is festering at the dinner table really shows how much influence of the topics and I can see how it still applies today. Everyone is very conscious, almost cautious about this religious issue… but also very passionate. In the week we have been here, many citizens have basically warned me about revealing anything religious about myself. The scene in Portrait of the Artist truly illuminates irish culture and divide.