Objective: "The Sisters." "The Sisters" is the first short story in this collection of short stories, all of which provide powerful images and snapshots into the world of Dublin although they are quite short. The goal of this objective is to discuss the common properties of short stories, so that the students may understand the genre more fully.
1) 1. Classroom discussion. The goal of a short story is to provide a single powerful image or effect in a story that is short enough to read in an approximately an hour or less. As you read Joyce's stories, you will notice many different affects, most of which progress to bleaker and bleaker levels. What is the powerful image or effect that you notice in "The Sisters"? What do you think Joyce hopes the reader will remember from this story? How does Joyce make this effect stand out in the...
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