Reoccurring Themes In Dubliners By James Joyce

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In “Counterparts”, in the collection Dubliners by James Joyce, many themes are developed over the course of the short story. Farrington is oppressed by his boss and at home and he cannot stand being controlled by his smaller boss and his monotonous work. He finds comfort in the bar, however this comfort turns into his humiliation and anger again. His anger towards the characters due to being bossed around and his own clumsiness controlling him is a reoccurring theme in the story. Farrington’s anger towards his boss happens due to his own fault. He is incompetent at the workplace, and cannot make copies of legal documents for his job. This incompetence is going to continue, and he will continue to mess up in the future, and continue to
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