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The Sisters

Though relatively minor characters in the story, the eponymous sisters have great significance in relation to the story's outcome. For it is through the sisters that we find out about the details...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2020 8:19 am UTC

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“The Sisters,” a short story included in James Joyce’s collection titled Dubliners, is structured in a number of ways, including the following: The story opens by plunging in medias res (“into the...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2011 3:29 am UTC

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Joyce's depiction of Father Flynn in "The Sisters" is marked by hints, innuendoes, and vague suggestions. As such, we never get a full picture of who this man really was or what made him tick. The...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2018 1:16 pm UTC

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"The Sisters," by James Joyce, is the first story in the Dubliners. It is also one of the most difficult stories. It seems incomplete. There is much we, the readers, do not know. But you can...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2011 3:29 am UTC

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Rosicrucian refers to a secretive, ascetic order founded by the legendary Christian Rosenkreuz, who may or may not be an actual historical figure. (Early 17th century). Rosicricianism is the...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2010 10:19 pm UTC

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An outline is a handy method of organizing your thoughts in order to manage them better. While outlines are usually used to organize thoughts for essays, it's also possible to make an outline for a...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2016 12:26 am UTC

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Interestingly, the image of a window opens Joyce's first story, "The Sisters," and the third and fourth stories, "Araby" and "Eveline," suggesting the detachment of the narrators who, perhaps, look...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2011 5:48 am UTC

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In "The Sisters," a young boy, who is also the narrator of the story first considers the paralysis of the priest who has been his mentor; as he does so, he is filled with fear and a desire to look...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2011 1:05 pm UTC

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Joyce's "The Sisters," from his short story collection, Dubliners, is extremely complex. For a full critical analysis of the story I suggest you click on the source below and read the enotes Study...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2010 10:13 pm UTC

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You must mean "The Sisters" in James Joyce's Dubliners. In this story there are several characters that deserve attention: (1) The narrator who was a friend of the Father Flynn, the priest who...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2011 10:06 am UTC

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James Joyce's story "The Sisters" (from his collection of stories titled Dubliners) contains a number of keywords or concepts. Some of these include the following: “no hope”: this phrase refers to...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2011 1:39 pm UTC

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This is actually a very accurate summary of one of the key aspects of Joyce's style as an author. He is a writer who hints at things, rather than spell out what precisely happens. In particular,...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2012 7:24 am UTC

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Before you start writing your plot summary, you should research James Joyce, so that you can describe when he wrote the story, how old he was when he wrote it, and its publication history (did it...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2011 3:21 pm UTC

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