|Plot Summary of Dubliners|
|"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."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|"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."
Dana, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Dubliners|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
- story of the poor
Strong "rags to riches" component?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
- Average intelligence
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- dirty, grimy (like New York)
- mostly 1st
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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