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The Soul's Incurable Loneliness: An Analysis of Intimacy in James Joyce Dubliners
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The topic of this essay is the issue of intimacy in James Joyce’s Dubliners. The short stories that are analysed are “Eveline,” “The Boarding House,” “A Painful Case,” and “The Dead”. In these short stories there seems to be no complete intimacy for any of the characters, and the obstacles that stand in the way of this are: social conventions, keeping up appearances, as well as the human psyche. Joyce’s critique of the social constructs that governed romantic relationships in Dublin at the time is the main focus. The format of the paper is constructed of a literary analysis that attempts to pinpoint the issues that are found to be obstacles for the characters achieving complete intimacy, meaning both physical and emotional simultaneously.

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2013. , 20 p.
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James Joyce; Dubliners; Intimacy; Marriage
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89040OAI: diva2:615344
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2014-01-22 Created: 2013-04-10 Last updated: 2014-01-22Bibliographically approved

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