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Dubliners Discussion Questions

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Suggested Essay Topics

How does alcoholism affect the lives of the characters? Can you find a social occasion where drinking is not involved?

What evidence is there for conflict or harmony between the Protestant and Catholic members of Dublin?

Compare the way the men manipulate women in "Two Gallants" with the way women manipulate men in "The Boarding House."

Why do you think the story about Maria is entitled "Clay"?

Why do you think the stories of children are told in the first person but the stories about the adults are told in third person?

Compare and contrast Jimmy Doyle from "After the Race" and either Gallaher or Chandler from "Little Cloud." How do they view their homeland, particularly Dublin?

What is your opinion about Mrs. Kearny's behavior in "A Mother"? Was she right to demand that her daughter be paid or should she have gone along with the others...

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