"The Dubliners" Analytical Essay by Writing Phan

"The Dubliners"
The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and examine the role of the Catholic Church in the book "The Dubliners," by James Joyce.
# 6885 | 3,080 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2002
Published on Feb 07, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Literature (European (other))

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This essay reviews "The Dubliners," as a story not only about the Irish who live in Dublin, but as a story of a people with a long heritage, rooted in their beliefs and their religion. It is the story of the power of religion, not only over the people, but also over the entire country. The author claims that Joyce's distrust, dislike, and censure of the Catholic Church is critical to the very core of the book.

From the Paper:

"James Augustine Joyce was born in a wealthy Dublin suburb in 1882. "The Joyce family was initially well off as Dublin merchants with bloodlines that connected them to old Irish nobility in the country" (Borey). He was one of ten children. James attended an expensive Jesuit boys' school, which he later wrote about in "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man." However, his father tended to spend money lavishly and was often unemployed and the family fortune dwindled. He still associated with his wealthier friends, but the family moved often, and much of his time he spent on the streets. Financial woes continued throughout Joyce's boyhood. They followed him throughout his college life at University College in Dublin. They were there throughout his career, and often he would not have survived without the patronage of others."

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