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Trevor Nestor Dubliners Study Guide Questions “A Little Cloud” 1.) Little Chandler got his name from his delicate and timid behavior and also his short stature. 2.) Little Chandler admires Ignatius Gallaher’s successes in his career as a writer; something that Little Chandler wishes he could be, and also admires Ignatius’ bold attitude towards things. 3.) Little Chandler believes that to succeed one must leave Dublin. This opinion emphasizes Joyce’s view of Dublin society as a restricting and burdensome force against one’s free spirit. 4.) Noting Chandler’s melancholy writing style and use of allusions the English critics would recognize Chandler as a Celtic poet. Ireland, being a Celtic nation, and being known for having writers with Celtic writing styles, means that they would write melancholy works, thus suggesting that those in Ireland led somewhat sad lives.
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5.) Little Chandler seems to perceive Paris as beautiful in appearance and architecture while Gallaher perceives Paris as a place to meet girls, party, and otherwise partake in unscrupulous and worldly behavior. This implies that Little Chandler is more pious and is more moral than Gallahar who has a “free spirit” and does what he pleases without regard to what is considered to be unacceptable in Dublin society and the larger world. 6.) Dublin is relatively close-minded compared to other European capitals because of its strict moral and ideological values. 7.)
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