James Joyce Writing Styles in Dubliners

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Points of View

The stories are told in two points of view. When the story centers on a child, the narrative is first person, told from the child's point of view. This limits the reader to the narrow world of the child, who knows very little about why others do what they do. It also shows the innocence of the child by concentrating on the things that are important to the child and how small these things look to an adult perspective.

The stories about adults are told in the third person omniscient point of view. The reader is able to view all the characters and record all of their actions. However, most of the stories limit the reader to learning the thoughts of only one of the characters, usually used to judge the actions of the other characters.

Setting

The stories take part in Dublin or the suburbs...

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