Dubliners - "Ivy Day in the Committee Room" Summary & Analysis

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"Ivy Day in the Committee Room" Summary

Several men sit out a rainstorm in the political office of a Nationalist candidate, Mr. Tierney. It is election season and they are working on a political campaign. The men all come from various class backgrounds. Jack, the caretaker, is of the working class. Several of the men working on the campaign are of a higher social class, including Mr. O'Conner and Mr. Henchy. Mr. Crofton also works for the candidate, but he is of a higher social status than the others, and only supports the Nationalist candidate because the Conservative candidate withdrew from the election. Mr. Hynes works for the Socialist candidate. Mr. Tierney, the actual candidate, is never there, and his staff is waiting around to be paid for the week.

The day also happens to be Ivy Day...

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