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According to Joyce himself his intention was to write a chapter of the moral history of his country and he chose Dublin for the scene because the city seemed to be the center of paralysis True to his goal each of the fifteen stories composing Dubliners are tales of disappointment darkness captivity frustration and flaw We will concentrate on the first novel of this collection The Sisters studying religious imageries and symbolisms examining Father Flynns character and broadening out on Irelands paralysis The whole story focuses on the religion Lets have a look at this theme by presenting the different religious imageries and symbolisms and analyzing them Lets begin with the tradition of the candles - the word candle was introduced into the English language as an ecclesiastical term probably as early as the eighth century - for I knew that two candles must be set at the head of a corpse The auxiliary must implicates the obligation the enforced aspect of religion instutating traditions that converts scrupulously applicate often without even knowing why We should also look at the word Gnomon not directly from religion being the part of the parent parallelogram which is left over when a parallelogram is deleted from it However it shows us that the young boy has read Euclids tratise on geometry and it means that Father Flynn has probably instructed the boy in things apart from those of Church Simony is evoked being a word sounding strangely in the narrators ears It has always sounded strangely in my ears like the word gnomon in the Euclid and the word simony in the Catechism It is the deliberate intention of buying or selling for a temporal price such things as are spiritual of annexed unto spirituals The presence of this word shows us from the very beginning of the story that the young narrator has been instructed by Father Flynn about the workings of the
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