Dubliners is a collection of short stories by James Joyce that was first published in 1914.
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See a complete list of the characters in Dubliners and in-depth analyses of Gabriel Conroy in “The Dead," Eveline in “Eveline,” Farrington in “Counterparts,” the narrator in “Araby,” and Little Chandler in "A Little Cloud."
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- In “Araby,” why does the narrator want to go to the bazaar?
- Why does Eveline decide to stay in Dublin in “Eveline”?
- In “Counterparts,” why is Farrington unable to concentrate on his work?
- Why does Little Chandler admire Gallaher in “A Little Cloud”?
- What causes Gretta’s strange mood at the end of “The Dead”?
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