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James Joyce uses different tactics to portray life and confront different issues in Ireland in his book Dubliners Joyce creates his characters with great detail and explanation For instance no eight-year-old boy uses very truculent grey and massive with black cavernous nostrils and circled by a scanty white fur to describe a dead mans face like he does in The Sisters 8 His use of language and different scenarios in Dubliners are at times not realistic but they implant an image of the situation in the readers mind Ah well hes gone to a better world 8 Joyce uses euphemism in this scene of The Sisters He also uses ellipsis when Nannie asks Did he peacefully 9 regarding the death of Father Flynn The marks the omission of a word which is most likely die in this case Joyce used these themes of euphemism and ellipsis to alleviate the pain suffered in sensitive issues like death among Dubliners But the language Nannie uses sometimes seems insincere or even perfunctory She seems to be misleading her sister Eliza by sounding overly concerned about the death of Father Flynn and expressing this feeling only because she feels an obligation Also the boy himself feels an obligation to feel somewhat liberated by the death of his friend Father Flynn Being the first time that the boy deals with death he feels pressured to be upset but he never genuinely feels that way Through Eliza and the boys insincerity Joyce portrays his belief that there is a general feeling of social obligations or required ways to act The Two Gallants is Joyces depiction of sordid men in Dublin Lenehan takes money from his friends Corley seduces women into sleeping with him In the story he accepts the money of a woman who he seduces Joyce uses the deceit of Lenehan and Corley especially to confront the issue of sleaziness amongst men Along with their lack
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