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James Joyce

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1. In “Araby” the narrator travels to where at the end of the story?

2. According to the newspaper article in the story, what causes Mrs. Sinico’s death in “A Painful Case”?

3. Which Irish national figure is celebrated in “Ivy Day in the Committee Room”?

4. What does Maria lose in “Clay”?

5. Who narrates “An Encounter”?

6. In “A Little Cloud,” what does Little Chandler dream about becoming?

7. In “The Sisters,” what does Father Flynn hold in his hands?

8. What does the narrator liken Eveline to when she freezes on the docks in “Eveline”?

9. Where is Charles Ségouin from in “After the Race”?

10. What does Corley procure from his date in “Two Gallants”?

11. What does Miss Ivors call Gabriel when they dance together in “The Dead”?

12. Where does Tom Kernan fall in “Grace”?

13. What captures Gretta’s attention while the other guests leave the Morkan party in “The Dead”?

14. Who is referred to as “The Madam” in “The Boarding House”?

15. What does Maria do at the end of “Clay” that makes Joe Donnelly cry?

16. What does Farrington do when he returns home in “Counterparts”?

17. In “A Painful Case,” what does Mr. Duffy see in the park by his house?

18. In “A Mother,” why does Mrs. Kearney storm out of the final concert with her daughter when it is only halfway through?

19. Why does Farrington’s boss yell at him at the beginning of “Counterparts”?

20. What does Gabriel look at outside of his hotel window in “The Dead”?

21. What does Gabriel do in “The Dead” that no one else does during the party meal?

22. What is one of the words that the boy of “The Sisters” thinks of when he looks through Father Flynn’s window?

23. What sound in “Eveline” suddenly makes Eveline determined to escape her domestic life?

24. How does Jimmy Doyle spend all of his money with his friends in “After the Race”?

25. In “A Mother,” what does Mrs. Kearney insist her daughter learn, in addition to piano?

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Double Meaning in The Boarding House

by Nethraprasad, February 09, 2013

"She knew he had a good screw for one thing and she suspected he had a bit of stuff put by."
I think this contains a double meaning which shows clever use of language by James Joyce.

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The Dead

by kikoy777, July 18, 2013

Good analysis to a very complex piece or writing!

The Boy

by Jumiry, August 23, 2013

The anonymity of the boy is suggestive of the overall theme of the story, the insignificance of the individual in the larger society. The boy is unnamed because as the story demonstrates in any number of ways, he is unimportant. He lives with relatives who are not his parents which suggests a problem; it is likely the parents have made the crossing and are not yet established to bring the child over, though another possibility is that they have died as a result of the harshness of Irish life. Other suggestions of insignificance include the i... Read more

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