How are the stories in Dubliners interlinked?

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The stories, as the title indicates, are linked together by the Dublin (Irish) experience as Joyce understood it. They are also linked by the experimental method Joyce used to end each story. Instead of finishing with the resolution of an external problem, the stories end at a moment of insight the main character experiences. Joyce called this moment an epiphany.

For example, the story "Araby ," often read as a stand-alone tale, ends with the boy narrator's anguished realization he can't escape the sordid reality of Dublin for the world of his dreams. It seems to end abruptly, in mid-stream. We...

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realove | Student

the stories of DUBLINERS are related by the setting and by the theme or common idea which is PARALYSIS? its by moral ,intellectual and emotional paralysis .

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jono9 | Student

Look for examlpes of the "seven deadly sins" portrayed in individual stories.

For example "lust" in "The boarding House"

"sloth" in "counterparts"

"envy" in "A Little Cloud"

"wrath" in "Counterparts"

"pride" in "Clay

Also many of the stories have allusions to Dante

The best study on the subject is "The Unity of

dubliners" by  Brewster Ghiselin" which can be found in "Dubliners" Text Criticism and Notes edited byRobert Scholes and A walteon Litz

Most of the characters are paralized in some way, spiritually

emotionally, vicitms of circumstance.

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