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Contemplating happiness elsewhere
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Britney de Beer
28 January 2009
James Joyce- In a little cloud
Contemplating happiness everywhere else but at home
"Every step brought him nearer to London, farther from his own sober inartistic life." James Joyce emphasizes the theme of his short story in a little cloud, by using techniques like characterization, Character contrast and symbolism. The theme of in a little cloud is that little Chandler will not ever live in bliss if he does not travel away from his home town, Dublin. As a sub-theme, Joyce points out how easy it is for little Chandler to make excuses for why he has not done the things he wants to do in life and his main tie, is that he is bound to his family. By doing this, Joyce is highlighting the key difference between those who succeed in life, as Gallaher, the wild and manly friend of Little Chandler does, and those who sit around contemplating the how good life can be, while making excuses as to why it is not.
Little Chandler is characterized as being more of a feminine, metro-sexual, poetic, sensitive and timid man. Joyce uses diction like, "his frame was
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