Two Gallants: Summary and Analysis
Corley: a womanizer about 25 years old
Lenehan: his buddy, approximately the same age
Servant Girl (“Slavey”): whom Corley is dating
The story commences as Corley and Lenehan are walking through Dublin at the end of the workday, discussing Corley’s exploits with women and passing time before Corley’s date. Currently, he is involved with a servant girl (a “slavey”) whom he uses and has sex with but has no intention of marrying. Lenehan enjoys listening but offers little judgment and no stories of his own.
As they pass a club, they hear a harpist on the street playing an Irish folksong to a crowd. Soon thereafter, Corley...
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