Dubliners - "A Little Cloud" Summary & Analysis

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"A Little Cloud" Summary

Little Chandler, a settled, married man in Dublin, is meeting his friend, Ignatius Gallaher, newly returned from London. While Gallaher has had many adventures in cities such as London and Paris, as a journalist, Chandler has married and established a respectable life. In his heart, Chandler cherishes the idea of being a poet and is jealous that his friend's life is so free.

The two men meet at a fancy bar. The conversation is mostly on Gallaher's side as he recounts his various adventures abroad. He shares his insights into the more scandalous features of London and Paris, comparing them to Dublin. Chandler is eager to hear these stories, but tries to impress Gallaher with the advantages of getting married and settling down. Gallaher laughs at these ideas and stresses that he enjoys his freedom.

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