James Joyce was an Irish writer, who was born on 2 February 1882 and he died on 13 January 1941, his parents were John Stanislaus Joyce and Mary Jane Murray, his family was catholic,so Joyce’s Catholicism is an important aspect of his life because his problematic relationship with the Catholic Church in Ireland is represented in some characters of his stories, one of them isStephen Dedalus; Joyce stories, poems and novels are characterized by reflect Dublin in many ways , because is Dublin the city where many of his stories occurs and many of his characters are Dubliners; abook that reflects all theses characteristic is “ Dubliners”.
“Dubliners” is a collection of 15 short stories that reflect the negative experience that Joyce had while he lived in Dublin. Some oftheses stories are reflect Joyce’s life or just criticize the society of Dublin. Eveline is a story that belongs to Dubliners, and it is about a girl who fell in love with a sailor and she will go awaywith him but she reflected if she wants to go away with the sailor or not and she decided stay in Dublin because when her mother died, she promised to keep her family together as long as she could,another story is An Encounter and it is about two kinds who had a meeting with and strange old man. In theses stories the characters are from Dublin, and always thinking about the things that happens,also Dublin is the city where both stories occurs, also both stories a part of the Irish society, for example in An Encounter the conflict between the Catholicism and the Protestantism when a group ofboys insult Mahomy and the narrator because they believed that Mahomy and the narrator were protestant; and in Eveline is reflected the position of a woman in the Irish society and we can see thatwhen she says: “ People would treat her with respect then. She would not be treated as her mother had been. Even now, though se was over nineteen she sometimes felt herself in dander of her father’s...
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