The Dubliners By James Joyce

1570 Words May 5th, 2015 7 Pages
James Joyce’s 1914 collection of 15 short stories The Dubliners has the continuous theme of money which further dwells into the idea of class systems, how colonies became a dichotomy, and how in the end, the colonists were nearly the same. Since Joyce writes these stories in the early 20th Century, there has been a large history behind colonization and the life that comes with it. In using everyday examples or little segments of the average day, Joyce expresses the idea and components of the class system in Dublin which shows the distinction and yet the similarities between the impoverished and the well to do.
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born into a middle class family in 41 Brighton Square, Rathgar, Dublin, which is a fairly nice area of Dublin. The family fell apart and they had to move to northern Dublin, a very undesirable and unpleasant area to live in. In spite of having a out of order household with an alcoholic father and unreliable income and finances, Joyce went to a prestigious Jesuit high school and excelled there. Joyce then went on to college and transcended. With all these past experiences, Joyce had learned the ways of living without the concern of money and had also learned the ways of living with the concern of money and making ends meet. This situation was not rare, for in fact, it happened to many denizens of Dublin. With this outlook and standpoint on life, Joyce was compelled to write the tales of his miserable contemporaries. He compiled…
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