Quantitative standing, out-of-the place, and irresolution in James Joyce’s A Little Cloud, After the Race, and EvelineAuthor(s):
Ahmed Kadhim Jassim and Zaid Tayyeh MohammedAbstract:
This paper considers three of James Joyce's Dubliners short stories: Eveline, After the Race, and A Little Cloud. Shared themes are one thing that ties these various stories in Dubliners together. The concept that narratives portray paralysis, corruption, and death unites all of the stories. Characters in these stories either circle indefinitely or travel outward before turning around. Martin Heidegger coined the term "other-directedness" to describe how I often analyze how characters stand in their worldly pursuits and how the watchful concern over how they stand disturbs and controls them in their daily lives. In order to maintain their standing, these characters must follow what others command, praise, approve of, and require.
In the story of A Little Cloud, a clerk sees his successful friend and is inspired by him to dream of becoming successful. In the movie After the Race, we see a 26-year-old Irishman named Jimmy struggling to fit in with a class that is not similar to his. Jimmy is half-baked in his membership in the group. Eveline Hill, a 19-year-old who wants to leave Ireland, is constrained by norms yet is unable to do so in the novel Eveline. This study tries to demonstrate how the reality these characters experience is a societal restriction; nevertheless, none of these three stories have a clear resolution, and the epiphany, which is a salient feature of these works, contributes to this restriction. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2023.v5.i5a.988Pages: 25-28 | Views: 108 | Downloads: 30Download Full Article: Click Here
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Ahmed Kadhim Jassim, Zaid Tayyeh Mohammed. Quantitative standing, out-of-the place, and irresolution in James Joyce’s A Little Cloud, After the Race, and Eveline
. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2023;5(5):25-28. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2023.v5.i5a.988