Dubliners Book Summary and Study Guide

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These are 15 short stories about various Dublin residents. Joyce used the epiphany through out his work. He established various relationships between characters in the book. Family relationships and friends are very important.
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The review of this Book prepared by Dana

In _Dubliners_, young James Joyce presented a portrait of the Irish city and of all humanity in the form of a cycle of stories that allots three to childhood, three to (late) adolescence, three to married life, three to mature life, and three to public life. An additional, final masterpiece, "The Dead," brings together all five categories.) Rather like Chekhov's stories, nothing much seems to happen in these, which are downbeat -- decidedly depressing. Joyce fashions nearly all the tales around a flash of insight (his word was "epiphany") which is occasionally evident to the characters, but more often is available only to the reader while the story's figures remain in the dark.
The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Irish Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Strong "rags to riches" component?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Ireland City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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