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Dubliners - From your reading of Eveline, Araby and A Little Cloud, write about Joyces depiction and portrayal of Dublin in relation to the quotations above.

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Coursework 'He felt how useless it was to struggle against fortune...' 'A Little Cloud' 'There was no doubt about it: if you wanted to succeed you had to go away you could do nothing in Dublin.' 'A Little Cloud' From your reading of 'Eveline', 'Araby' and 'A Little Cloud', write about Joyce's depiction and portrayal of Dublin in relation to the quotations above. Dubliners are a group of short stories by James Joyce. The whole series of the Dubliners is based on the city of Dublin and the people who inhabit it. We are studying three of the story's 'Araby', 'A Little Cloud' and 'Eveline'. The tone of the stories are depressing and full of misery. In a 'Little Cloud' Joyce shows that you can do nothing in Dublin. Joyce presents the character of little chandler as a weak and pathetic character this is shown by the use of the phrase 'his hands were white and small, his frame was fragile, his voice was quiet.' Little chandler is visiting his friend Ignatious Gallaher who grew up in Dublin and is a successful journalist this is shown through 'had become a brilliant figure on the London press.' Additionally we can see that Gallaher has done well for himself by the place that he wants to meet little chandler. This is highlighted by the phrase 'he had never been in Corless but he knew the value of the name', 'people went there after the theatre to eat oysters and drink liquers'. ...read more.

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They have been seeing each other and she wants to go with him and live in Buenos Ayres. But we can that it is hard for her to do. We see that Joyce has a lot of resemblance to the character of Eveline she promised her mother on her deathbed and Joyce's mum wanted him to confess his sins at church on her deathbed. In 'Eveline' we know that she had quite a tough and rough childhood but she loved it this is shown by the use of the phrase 'the children of the Avenue used to play together in that field'. This shows that her childhood was a good apart from one thing her father was very violent towards her and her brothers this is illustrated in the passage by 'Keogh the cripple used to keep nix and call out when her father was coming'. But that was when Dublin wasn't a slum. I know fro my own knowledge that at that time Dublin boasted the best slums in Europe. We can see how Dublin is a decaying city in the story through the phrase 'in her nostrils was the odour of dusty cretonne', 'inhaling the odour of dusty cretonne'. This shows that it's all around not just in one spot. Towards the end of the story we realise that she can't go with Frank to Buenos Ayres because of her promise with her mother she realises this just as she is about to board. ...read more.

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The young lady at the stall ignores him while she talks with the men. This is shown through the phrase 'a young lady was talking and laughing with two young gentlemen'. When she finally approaches, he is not certain what he wants. As the woman turns and walks away, he realizes the opportunity of winning his friends sister through gift has slipped. In the end, regret burns in his eyes as the cold grip of reality takes hold of him. In all of Joyce's story's Dublin is always portrayed as place of misery and depression. We see how this is shown through all of Joyce's story's. In Eveline we see how she is disappointed by the responsibilities at home and that is the reason she can't go to Buenos Ayres. In Araby his uncle coming home drunk and not letting him go to the bazaar disappoints the boy. In a little cloud we see how the charcter of little Chandler is constantly being disappointed this is shown by Gallahers success instead of him. Gallaher has made it as a successful journalist and has visited all of these fancy places even though Chandler always used to do better then him at school. Chandler also doesn't have a very good relationship with his wife and this depresses him. Dublin doesn't sound like a great place to live or grow up as Joyce depicts it. In conclusion Joyce portrays Dublin as a prison of misery and depression people are trapped and it is a graveyard of ambition. Richard Ryan UVP ...read more.

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