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The Sisters and An Encounter are stories written by James Joyce in a book called Dubliners The Sisters is the first chapter of the book follows by the second chapter An Encounter In both chapters the first person narrator is a boy No where in this two chapters indicates directly that the boy narrating chapter one and two is the same boy but there are enough evidences to convince us to believe so These evidences are the similarities in the boys character This paper will discuss the comparison of the narrators age his smartness his observant behavior and his imagination in The Sisters and An Encounter In The Sisters we receive the hint about the age of the narrator when old Cotter talks about how he would not want his child to have to have too much to say to the priest He said his idea is to let a young lad run about and play with young lads P2 The word young lad here refers to the narrator From this we know that the narrator must me a young boy but still we dont know a specific age In An Encounter we found that the narrator is attending a school When the teacher was yelling at the narrator and his friends after finding that they have been reading something inappropriate he refers to the students as boys like you An another similarity between the boy in chapter one and two is that he seems to have no parents In both chapters the mother and father of the narrator have never been mentioned Only his aunt and uncle were spoken of The narrator in chapter one and two has another similarity which is the level of smartness We can notice that the boy in both chapters is very smart In The Sisters the boy is smart enough to notice when the old cotter tells him about the death of the priest that he
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