Examine the Role That One of Leonard’s Ideas (Eg. Joyce’s “Style,” Complex Convergence, Epiphanies, Scrupulous Meanness) Plays in the Last Scene of “The Dead"
After these revelations, characters go back to their lives with acceptance but frustration. Dubliners fail to see their situation fully, which is the reason they lacked reaching their full potential. Dubliners is full of characters in lethargic positions that Joyce saw as the fate of all Dubliners. In each story, he gave each individual the possibility of an epiphany, but often the characters failed to break through and see their ability to change their situations, because of this, some of these epiphanies occur only on the narrative level, showing the reader that the story’s character missed their epiphany.
I’ll tell you my opinion…”(incomplete sentences of aunt) * “one of those …peculiar cases” * “scrupulosity in the Catholic Church is a very real, potentially paralyzing, mental disease”(Bremen) Stream of consciousness - Depicts the multitudinous thoughts and feelings which pass through the mind. Eveline * “She had consented to go away, to leave her home. Was that wise? She tried to weigh each side of the question. In her home anyway she had shelter and food; she had those whom she had known all her life about her. Of course she had to work hard, both in the house and at business. What would they say of her in the Stores when they found out that she had run away with a fellow? Say she was a fool, perhaps; and her place would be filled up by advertisement. Miss Gavan would be glad. She had always had an edge on her,especially whenever there were people listening.” Araby