What is the mood of the story Dubliners? How does Joyce establish in his first few pages?

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While there is no specific story from Dubliners that is stated in the question, a safe assumption would be that the question refers to the first story. “The Sisters” establishes Joyce’s depressing and suspicious mood beginning with the first paragraph.

Joyce’s diction forces a note of sadness as the young boy looks up at the window of the priest who has recently passed away. The boy sees the “candles on the darkened blind” which indicate a death has occurred. As he remembers the priest, he thinks of the word “paralysis,” which Joyce establishes here as a motif he will...

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