Close Reading Critical Writing notes 4-23-07

Close Reading Critical Writing notes 4-23-07 - A. Morino...

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A. Morino Close Reading Critical Writing Dr. Kerins 10-11:15 MR 4/23/07 “A Mother” Irish Cultural Revival: resorting native Irish cultural traditions (language, art, music, and myth) Kathleen ni Houlihan-mother figure from Irish Myth who united and protected all her children (the Irish people) Contemporary cultural revival All attention is on Kathleen-Mrs. Kearney thinks of the status of her daughter’s name in her mind, and wants to take advantage of her name Kathleen-her extension into the next generation had to be good O’Rouke-has a silk umbrella Kearney’s name never will be heard again-the mother feels destroyed She’s not a good mother (especially to her second daughter, who she is not a mother to at all) “Grace” religious world of adults in Dubliners Dubliners-moving up the social ladder No concern about grace, which makes the story ironic The characters simply do whatever will help them advance socially Hell: Kernan-drunk, unconscious, without identity, without senses, quite helpless
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENRU 001 taught by Professor Kerins during the Spring '07 term at Fordham.

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