Dubliners - "Grace" Summary & Analysis

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"Grace" Summary

Mr. Kernan has an accident at a pub that leaves him unconscious. When he comes to and is taken home, his friend, Mr. Powers, and his wife plot to try to reform his drinking habit. Later than week, while he is still in bed recovering from his accident, a group of friends come over to convince him to attend a religious retreat. In doing so, each member of the group tries to best the others in his knowledge of Church history, though it is clear that none of them is a religious scholar to any degree.

Finally, Kernan agrees to attend the retreat. The men all go together. The preacher is quite famous and delivers a sermon on how to interpret the Bible from a businessman's point of view. He asks them all to be spiritual accountants presenting their account books...

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