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    My heart was pounding so loud that I could not hear what she had told me. I had to ask her to repeat herself, and I already felt like a fool. Despite the time spent building up courage, I was already doubting myself, and my dream girl was slipping through my fingers. Similarly, In Araby, a short story in The Dubliners, by James Joyce, a young boy finds himself consumed by “confused adoration” (Joyce). The boy develops feelings for a girl he has never talked to. He spends his time trying to find ways to approach her. This adoration does not give him the courage he needs to actually speak to her. In fact, he admits to having “quickened [his] pace and passed her” out of fear (Joyce). The young boy fears rejection. This feeling is something that resounds with many others. He decides that the perfect idea is to give her a gift to show his strange feelings. He faces many obstacles along the way, eventually the young boy finds himself with his plan completely ruined. At this moment he sees himself “as a…

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    James Joyce, in his genius, cleverly placed food and drink throughout his short stories in his collection Dubliners. Despite how subtle and meaningless they may seem, they have a very specific meaning and were deliberate, that is, they were a way of giving the story much more meaning through one of the three themes of the entire collection: paralysis, gnomon, and simony, express his character’s situations into materialistic substances such as food, and communion, which aren’t exclusively in…

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    In the first three stories in Dubliners the main character is not telling the story himself. It is told by an older version of the “narrator” of each story. The way the author’s point of view strategy was set up, it let the readers see what the “narrator” of each story was feeling while they experienced it. Each character did something different, but they all found out something about themselves along the way. They also learned what they perceive about others rather than just what they learn…

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    Joyce’s portrayal of Dublin in Dubliners is certainly not one of praise or fanfare. Rather, Joyce’s Dublin is a slumbering and pathetic portrayal of a metropolis in which her citizens cannot exercise the ability to break free from the city’s frigid grasp. Therefore, the Dubliners struggle to carve out a distinct identity that contains meaningful aspects of human life. Somerville states that “Dublin has suffered a sickness of the heart,” an assentation that certainly captures the undertones of…

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    In James Joyce’s Dubliners (1914) and Seamus Heaney’s late twentieth century selected poems the treatment of personal loss simultaneously reveals similarities and reinforce the texts’ distinctive qualities addressing the question. Within both texts’ treatment of personal loss, each explicate critical and perceptive (context) insights regarding their respective social milieus (context) which expound visceral revelations relating to societal constructs and existentialism (context)…

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    In James Joyce’s Dubliners, readers can get a brief look into the world of Ireland at the turn of the century. In his stories, Joyce brings to light some of the struggles and disappointments that many of the Irish faced in their daily lives. Joyce’s stories are marked by epiphanies, specifically ones where the character realizes the absence of the divine opposed to the recognition of it. Examples of this can be found in “Araby” and “Eveline” in the way that both main characters undergo the…

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    Dubliners is a novel conceived of multiple stories James Joyce writes describing different aspect of people’s lives within the city of Dublin. In this novel, he uses characters with peculiar circumstances such as the relationship between a priest and a young boy to give the readers a sense of doubt between the characters of all the stories. However, Joyce changes the theme between two or three stories. Within “The Sisters” and “An Encounter,” the stories have young boys as the main protagonist…

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    James Joyce’s Dubliners, a collection of short stories, examines Irish life in the late nineteeth century and early twentieth century through the use of complex characters and multifacteted plots. Three of these stories, “Ivy Day in the Committee Room,” “A Mother,” and “Grace,” focuse exclusively on public life. In Joyce’s eyes, public life in Dublin was run by politics, art, and religion. While each of these stories takes on a different subtopic of public life, they share an overarching theme.…

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    James Joyce’s Dubliners is a collection of short stories that takes place in early 20th century Ireland. As the collection progresses, the main characters get increasingly older, the first story being about younger sisters and the last being about a middle-aged man. Despite differences in their age, many characters experience epiphanies in these stories, but not all. Only characters who are clever and observant – and therefore capable of epiphany- experience these profound realizations. The…

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    charismatic leader. Mitterand is an example of a consensus builder, coalition former, and effective negotiator (House, nd) With this example in mind, I wondered if context may be the key on what a country looks for in a leader. When thinking about leaders in other countries, one always points out how they rule or control their country differently than a person’s homeland. Instead of pointing out the differences in leadership, a person may look at what causes those differences, like for…

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