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The Boarding House In the short story The Boarding House written by James Joyce I do not think that the ending concludes the story Throughout the story the narrator is fairly vague about all of his descriptions Many of the main characters emotions feelings and motivations are described however at the same time the conversations between the characters are not explained and no detail is revealed at all about what they say to each other This is very interesting and this leads me to my feeling that there is no conclusion at the end of the story I think that this story is fairly different from the other stories we have read simply because in all the other stories we seem to get attached to one character if not the other In this story James Joyce does not let us get attached to anyone because we do not really know them on a personal note The characters in this story are one-dimensional Some might even go as far as saying the characters are flat Throughout the story they do not grow at all we get small flashes of who they are and then nothing for the rest of the story The main characters in the story are the mother Mrs Mooney the daughter Polly Mooney and the lover Mr Doran In brief the story is about a woman who owns and operates a boarding house for what seems like all men Her daughter works there as a housekeeper and is always flirting with the guests She becomes involved with one of the guests Mr Doran and the story goes from there In this story the conflict is that Mrs Mooney and Polly have been conspiring together They are both responsible for the problem they are in The daughter came onto Mr Doran and conducted the affair However at the same time the mother looked the other way for long enough for
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