Study Guide

Dubliners Characters

By James Joyce

Characters in "The Sisters"

We don't know exactly how old he is, but our narrator's old enough to resent being called a...

Characters in "An Encounter"

Like a lot of kids his age, our narrator goes to a Catholic boys' school in Dublin. He's a pretty...

Characters in "Araby"

If you remember one thing about this narrator and one thing only, let it be this: he carries a...

Characters in "Eveline"

She's the first "adolescent" of Dubliners, and the first female main character. Eveline's story...

Characters in "After the Race"

"Too excited," in fact, "to be genuinely happy." Jimmy Doyle's only twenty-six years old (take...

Characters in "Two Gallants"

In "Two Gallants," Corley plays the alpha male. He's a large, sturdy, sweaty man about town who...

Characters in "The Boarding House"

You can't hide anything from Mom. Not if your mom is Mrs Mooney. As readers, we don't even find...

Characters in "A Little Cloud"

When's the last time you sat down and really thought about your life over the last eight years?...

Characters in "Counterparts"

Allow us to introduce you to one of the least likable characters in all of Dubliners. The fact...

Characters in "Clay"

Maria is one of the strangest characters in Dubliners because, despite the fact that she's one of...

Characters in "A Painful Case"

For a life as empty as Mr Duffy's, we sure know a lot about him. The German poet Goethe once...

Characters in "Ivy Day in the Committee Room"

A worker in Richard Tierney's election campaign, Mat O'Connor is the only character in "Ivy Day...

Characters in "A Mother"

Well, everyone, here's the prime example of someone for whom everything starts out very well and...

Characters in "Grace"

Despite being a central character of "Grace," Mr Kernan isn't really a man of action—at...

Characters in "The Dead"

Before we even meet Gabriel Conroy, there's a lot of anticipation surrounding his arrival at the...