dubliners by james joyce

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A collection of short stories published in 1907, Dubliners, by James Joyce, revolves around the everyday lives of ordinary citizens in Dublin, Ireland (Freidrich 166). According to Joyce himself, his intention was to “write a chapter of the moral history of [his] country and [he] chose Dublin for the scene because the city seemed to [b]e the centre of paralysis” (Friedrich 166). True to his goal, each of the fifteen stories are tales of disappointment, darkness, captivity, …

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…Flynn. In An Encounter, it is expressed with his desire to “break out of the weariness of school-life for one day at least”. In Araby, this craving for freedom is not realized until the narrator’s epiphany when he finally understands the hold the church has had on him. Because the three stories use religion as a prison, they can be seen as a set. Works Cited Friedrich, Gerhard. “The Perspective of Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’.”