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Counterparts by james_joyce[1] cesar gomez katia perez

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Counterparts by james_joyce[1] cesar gomez katia perez

  1. 1. COUNTERPARTS BY JAMES JOYCE
  2. 2. JAMES AUGUSTINE ALOYSIUS JOYCE <ul><li>was an Irish writer and poet. </li></ul><ul><li>born on 2 February 1882 in Dublin, Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>he entered the recently established University College Dublin (UCD) in 1898. </li></ul><ul><li>after his mother’s dead, problems with drinking began to appear. </li></ul><ul><li>He married Nora Barnacle and had two kids. </li></ul><ul><li>He died on 13 January 1941 in Zurich . </li></ul>
  3. 3. COUNTERPARTS <ul><li>The story is developed in the streets of Dublin and it is a critique of Dubliner society of that time. </li></ul><ul><li>The author put the characters in different situations in order to show their moral characteristics. </li></ul><ul><li>These situations exposed many forms of human disturbances including: frustration, self-identification, human unfullfillment and the struggle between the classes. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The story’s main character is the typical Dubliner with a useless job and a strong need for a drink at the local bar. </li></ul><ul><li>In the story, it seems that there is a definite order of social classes, and higher classes try to make lower classes life worse than they already are. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be said that Joyce is trying to make the reader understand that Dublin is a horrible place and its inhabitants are overshadowed by its terrible existence . </li></ul>
  5. 5. MAIN CHARACTERS <ul><li>Farrington : an alcoholic man. He hates his job, but doesn’t want to lose it . In the story, he spends a huge amount of money in drinking. He also hates his life and the routine he lives in. </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Alleyne : Farrington's demanding boss. He is an old man, and he is always making Farrington's life more miserable. </li></ul><ul><li>Weathers : a drinking buddy of Farrington's. He is a young man, but he beats Farrington in arm wrestling. </li></ul><ul><li>Tom : One of Farrington's young sons. He is attentive to his drunken father's needs when he got home, but in spite of the boy's filial piety, Farrington beats him with no mercy. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>THANKS FOR YOUR TIME… </li></ul><ul><li>Cesar Gómez </li></ul><ul><li>Katia Pérez </li></ul>

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