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A Little Cloud

Little Chandler is the symbol of timidity and piety in the story. He is afraid of everything. Symbols of his timidity surround him and constantly reinforce the idea that he is controlled by his...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2020, 10:28 pm (UTC)

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A Little Cloud

In "A Little Cloud" Joyce's portrait is of a small man whose attempts at success are futile. He admires an old friend for his talent, yearning to be a poet himself. But "a gentle...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2008, 2:48 pm (UTC)

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A Little Cloud

In "A Little Cloud," Chandler is presented as a man of little talent, little self-confidence, little capacity for achievement, and little emotional maturity. After an evening visit in Dublin in...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2010, 10:37 am (UTC)

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A Little Cloud

Many of the characters in Joyce's Dubliners lead what Thoreau once called lives of quiet desperation. To a large extent, this is because, for one reason or another, they are alienated from the...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2021, 10:41 am (UTC)

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A Little Cloud

One major theme of the story, as so often in The Dubliners, is that character is destiny. People's own fears and hesitations hold them back from seizing what is good in life. Little Chandler is a...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2020, 1:02 pm (UTC)

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A Little Cloud

We learn through Chandler's attitude toward Corless, and Gallaher, the old workmate who he meets there, that "little" Chandler is a timid, priggish man too fearful to ever amount to anything but...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2020, 1:32 pm (UTC)

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