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4814 James Joyce quotThe Dublinersquot Part 2 The Epiphanies had by Joyce39s characters are not happy ones In Araby he is totally out of place only a child In Evaline she is completely paralyzedcannot choose These all have to do with inability to move a stuckness This is what makes a Dubliner Recall Joyce leaving himself The Dead Referring to a character Michael but relates back to other storiespossible ghost stories without ghosts It can be related to the priest and Evaline39s mother Gretta cannot finish the tale of Michael39s death Death is what causes the end of the narrative Looking at the snow falling is one of the most famous scenes in 20th C lit Gabriel39s realization that you know less than you thought you did However Gabriel is not a fool like the other two Reading Circle Discussion Paralysis Who39s living and who39s in a state of paralysis Gabe afraid of rejection Gretta39s story Setting in relation to paralysis Gabriel is very passivenot much response ALL are dead Mundane life Gabriel and Gretta are the living because they have emotions Party goers are so mundane Is anyone alive They are playing out a drama of life Some have broken free of repetition Maybe Michael Furey is the quotliverquot having died for passion Maybe others are metaphors for life The fact that Gretta moves does not stay paralyzed is what kills Gabriel Sleep a form of forgetting amnesia feeling better Disassociation With Delicate Person Trying to hide jealousy She no longer has a face to die for He can never be acceptedhis identity is too different Golashes What do they do for the story They are quotforeign objectsquot Places everyone against him as a joke quotNext thing he will buy me will be a diving suitquot Represent global economy 4814 Love here is the same love in Araby It is the love of Romeo and Juliet It is only a love for that age Rational mind has not yet take over You die for this love You cannot have it and stay sustantined The dead have a ickering existance Snow encompasses all and erases difference b w still moving dead living The same snow falls on he and Michael Why Cry A realization that he can never love as Michael He39s so scripted as a solitary character that he can39t be crying for anyone but himself They cry for lived that they never get to live Gender Roles Miss Ivors They dance but she kind of leads Over and over she assumes the male role quotFrank mannered Talkativequot Freckles no low cut bodice She doesn39t understand She sees him as Irish and he is sick of his country She can39t understand His blush is gendered Victimized by women Unintelligable outside of women There39s no power that he losthe just doesn39t have it Class Gabriel is educated He39s terrified of sounding like an elitist Gabe feels unable to move in any direction He doesn39t even speak Irish His name isn39t Irish He has no sense of identity He can39t move There39s a simulation of feeling dead quotIn order to live we need narrativequot
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