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    All the short stories contained within James Joyce’s Dubliners serve as a microcosm of his perception of Dublin’s atmosphere and social state at the time. Joyce’s perceptions of the city are shown through the fictional characters he writes about and their accounts of failure‚ isolation‚ and disconnect living in Dublin. It is interesting that all of these stories feature some sense of absence‚ however specific or abstract. This notion of incompleteness allows us to resonate emotionally with the characters

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    about it. However‚ his epiphany awakens him to apprehend his nature directly‚ and it opened his eyes to the adult world; he is now afraid of the way ahead being dark‚ full of hypocrisy. The Dead‚ which is both the synthesis and the climax of Dubliners‚ presents a broad epiphany‚ which absorbs all the smaller epiphanies of the stories that come before. On this night Gabriel comes face to face with his own self‚ with the past and with the future. The epiphanic moment‚ which reveals that Gretta has

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    Life’s Inevitable Routines In Dubliners‚ James Joyce uses fictional stories to depict the society of Ireland during the early 1900s. During this time in Ireland‚ attitudes of the Irish were extremely negative and the society was regressing. Joyce uses these characters to illustrate not only the faults of the Irish people‚ but of all people. He is able to achieve this through the use of several different literary themes‚ which are used to show the humanity of the people in Ireland. The theme of

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    Paralysis in Dubliners

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    History is a Nightmare A person’s history can often determine his/her future. Some stories in “Dubliners” use the character’s history as a way of defining their actions. An example of this would be the story “Eveline.” Eveline’s story is about a girl stuck in Dublin with an okay life‚ but when the chance to escape occurs she doesn’t leave. The paralysis shown at the end of this story reflects back to Eveline’s history. Eveline has been in Dublin her whole life‚ so she is ignorant to anything

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    innovation and creativity within the human mind and the external fire that has allowed for humans to advance. Fire has been powering human advancement and invention for millennia‚ a source of energy for the furnace of mankind. In James Joyce’s novel Dubliners‚ Joyce incorporates fire and flames; however Joyce’s use of fire is not to shed light on the jovial atmosphere of Dublin. Rather Joyce’s pervasive use of flame in a minor state and its noticeable absence‚ serves to exemplify the decaying nature of

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    Feminism in Dubliners

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    | Feminism in Dubliners | Mrs. Atkins; English A3 Tuesday‚ May 25‚ 2010 James Joyce’s book of short stories entitled Dubliners examines feminism and the role of women in Irish society. The author is ahead of his time by bringing women to the forefront of his stories and using them to show major roles and flaws in Irish society‚ specifically in “Eveline” and “The Boarding House”. James Joyce portrays women as victims who are forced to assume a leading and somewhat patriarchal role in their

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    Themes in Dubliners

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    Throughout James Joyce’s "Dubliners" there are four major themes that are all very connected these are regret‚ realization‚ self hatred and Moral paralysis‚ witch is represented with the actual physical paralysis of Father Flynn in "The Sisters". In this paper I intend to explore the different paths and contours of these themes in the four stories where I think they are most prevalent ‚and which I most enjoyed "Araby"‚ "Eveline"‚ "The Boarding House"‚ and "A Little Cloud". The story

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    Realism in Joyce's Dubliners

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    considering that “[the] history of the realistic novel shows that fiction tends toward autobiography” (Levine‚ 41)‚ it is no surprise that these observations and feelings that would eventually serve as the inspiration to the general setting of Dubliners. Dubliners is a collection of short fiction by Joyce‚ set exclusively in Dublin with protagonists born and raised in the city. Many consider the novel to be a prime example of “realism” (a style of writing that tends to reject symbolism in favor of realistic

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    Katy ENL 4303 2 March 2014 Epiphany‚ Paralysis‚ and the Senses in Dubliners The word “epiphany” derives from the Christian account of Christ’s manifestation to the Gentiles as represented by the three Magi‚ so it is appropriate that James Joyce would use this term to describe the sudden awareness of the essence of an object‚ person‚ or situation. In Joyce’s novels‚ an epiphany is the moment in when all previous misconception or ignorance falls away to reveal the formerly unnoticed truth

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    English Literature Dubliners essay "Discuss Joyce’s treatment of religion and it’s importance within the collection of short stories." Dubliners is a collection of short stories in which the author‚ James Joyce‚ presents the lives of several individuals from all ages living in Dublin during the Victorian era. Among several themes that are treated throughout the story‚ one that we find really often is religion. Indeed‚ religion played a significant part in the lives of the people at the

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