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Dubliners Chapter Summary & Analysis - "The Sisters" Summary

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"The Sisters" Summary

The Dubliners is a collection of short stories that provides snapshots of life in Dublin in the early part of the twentieth century. The stories focus on particular problems of Irish national identity and social issues within Ireland during this period of time. Families form and friendships develop alongside religious turmoil and restrictions, with the ultimate lesson being that the actions of common people are often meaningless and prescribed by social conventions rather than individual thought.

A young boy whose family priest, Father Flynn, has just died offers his perspective on the events leading up to the priest's funeral. After listening to the adults in his life discuss the death of the priest and the funeral arrangements, the boy thinks over his own relationship with the priest. He remembers all that the priest has taught him about religion, history, and more. He also...

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