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An analysis of why Jimmy Doyle will never succeed in life due to his father In After The Race by James Joyce in the book Dubliners the main character Jimmy Doyle will be an unproductive citizen fooling around with his friends and living off of his fathers money for the rest of his life In this short story he demonstrated that he doesnt realize the value of money because he has never had to work for it hence he is too frivolous with it at times Jimmy also likes to be with his friends and to not work hard at what he does Jimmy has no work ethic because his father had a lot of money in fact he is referred to as a merchant prince in Dublin due to his success as a butcher and his father did not want Jimmy to work for what he has but would rather see his son become popular and make a lot of connections Jimmys father is the reason he will never succeed in life on his own Jimmy Doyle grew in a family that was quite well off financially due to the hard work of his father Mr Doyle made a lot of money through hard work and sacrifice as butcher and he wanted nothing but the best for his son He did not want his son to work as hard as he did growing up When Jimmy went away to college he spent more time socializing than he did studying Jimmy did not study very earnestly and took to bad courses for awhile He had money and he was popular p25 Jimmy liked better to be in the company of peers rather than study and his father condoned it When Jimmy was not doing well at Dublin University his father let him go off to Cambridge where he could see life a little While there he seemed to
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