Finnegans Wake Setting & Symbolism

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Dublin

This is the capital city of Ireland. It has been famous for having excellent education for well over 1000 years. The druids established schools in Ireland and centuries later, the restructured Anglicized and Christianized version of higher education was successful. As such, this city is teeming with university students. In the 19th century as well as in other centuries, Dublin was a fantastic city to receive a superior education. The author James Joyce is amongst the throngs of people who benefited from just such an education.

Ireland

Ireland is an island nation. It is part of the British Isles; it is in fact that largest of the "other" islands in the group, the largest of which has England, Scotland and Wales on it. During the 19th century Ireland was under English domination; in that respect it was just like Wales and Scotland. The union of Britain has influenced...

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