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Counterparts & The Boarding House from Joyce’s Dubliners . A co-production with Wexford Festival Opera.
The anonymity of the boy is suggestive of the overall theme of the story, the insignificance of the individual in the larger society. The boy is unnamed because as the story demonstrates in any number of ways, he is unimportant. He lives with relatives who are not his parents which suggests a problem; it is likely the parents have made the crossing and are not yet established to bring the child over, though another possibility is that they have died as a result of the harshness of Irish life. Other suggestions of insignificance include the i... Read more →
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Dubliners essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of Dubliners by James Joyce.