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One might assume Joyce had trouble with objectivity when it concerned the setting of Ireland because Dublin would prove to be his only topic. According the editors of the Norton Anthology of Literature, “No writer has ever been more soaked in Dublin, its atmosphere, its history, its topography. He devised ways of expanding his account of the Irish capital, however, so that they became microcosms of human history, geography, and experience.” (Greenblatt, 2277) In both “Araby” and “The Dead” the climax reveals an epiphany of sorts that the main characters experience and each realize his actual position in life and its ultimate permanency. The narrator in “Araby” is a young man who lives in an uninteresting area and dreary house in Dublin. The only seemingly exciting thing about the boy’s existence is the sister of his friend Mangum that he is hopelessly in love with; “…her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood.” (Joyce 2279) In an attempt to impress her and bring some color into his own gray life, he impulsively lies to her that he is planning on attending a bazaar called Arab.
Frank loved his father and got an empty feeling in his heart when he knew his father was out of work again. Frank described his father as the Holy Trinity because there is three people in him, “The one in the morning with the paper, the one at night with the stories and prayers, and then the one who does the bad thing and comes home with the smell of whiskey and wants us to die for Ireland” (McCourt 210). Even when there was a war going on and English agents were recruiting Irishmen to work in their munitions factories, Malachy could not keep a job when he traveled to England.
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His books include "The Nighbor's Wife his successful first novel; "The Black Soul" the story of a tormented former soldier who seeks tranquility on a remote western isle; "The informer" (1925; adapted as an oscar-winning film by John Ford, 1935) about a confused revolutionary who betrays his friend during the Irish "troubles"; "Skerrett" a critically acclaimed story of conflict between a parish priest and a teacher; "Famine" a re-creation of the effect of the Irish Famine of the 1840's ont he individuals of a small community; short stories; "Insurrection" a novel dealing with the Easter Risin... ... middle of paper ... ...s own way, writing. O'Flaherty explained to his audience the pain he went through during the Irish Civil War, but it could also be on behalf of every other soldier as well. O'Flaherty writes, "Almost immediately a bullet flattened itself against the parapet of the roof." In the story, O'Flaherty tries to teach his audience to completely ignore war. The short story "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty, explains that all wars are found evil and are known to destroy everything, homes, loved ones, lives, countries, states, everything you can imagine.