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TERZA PROVA – INGLESE

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The Dead by James Joyce

1. There are 2 epiphanies connected to Gabriel, both in the third part of the novel. Describe which they are, when they occur and what they reveal. (in about 60 words)

2. Gabriel’s self-esteem is challenged three times in the course of the story. Which are the three episodes and how Gabriel reacted? (in about 80 words)

THE SISTERS & ARABY by JAMES JOYCE

1. The theme of paralysis is present both in “The Sisters” and in “Araby”. Comment on it providing descriptions of when it occurs and what it means. (Use about 100 words)

2. Old Cotter is the first of a series of fathers, husbands, uncles or just neighbours that seem to possess the negative qualities that Joyce considers as a distinctive features of most Dublin men. Try to define these qualities providing examples both in “The Sisters” and in “Araby” (Use about 100 words)

3. What idea of Dublin do you get from the descriptions   given both in “The Sisters” and in “Araby” (Use about 60 words)

Eveline by James Joyce

1. While Eveline is sitting by the window, Eveline’s thoughts wander from the present to the past and the future. Summarize the main objects of her thoughts in connection with what she is doing or observing.

Use CHART A. An EXAMPLE has been given you.

2. Now sum up what Eveline feels about the following persons and situations. Say if her feelings are positive, negative or ambivalence. Give reson from the text. Use CHART B. An EXAMPLE has been given you

3.  What is the epiphanic object of the story? And in what way does it set in motion the “epiphany” of the story

4. There is an epiphanic episode in the story. Describe what this epiphanic object is and what it provokes. Use about 50 words

“Eveline” by James Joyce

5. What were Eveline’s life and expectations in Dublin? Why could emigrating appeal to her?

6. In what way does it set in motion the “epiphany” of the story

7. Consider l.116. Find the expressions that create the atmosphere anticipating the final paralysis. Use CHART C. An EXAMPLE has been given you

8. Physical and moral paralysis is one of the main theme of Dubliners by James Joyce. Describe it taking into account Eveline. (Use about 80 words.)

9. Physical and moral paralysis is one of the main theme of Dubliners by James Joyce. Describe it taking into account The sisters and Eveline. Use about 80 words

10. What prevents Eveline from leaving home at last? Choose among the following:

o     the promise made to her mother

o     mistrust of Frank

o     her own inertia

o     fear of the future

o     the love for her brothers

CHART A

 

 
Present
Past
Future
She sat at the window (l.1)
–  she and her brothers and sisters were all grown up
–  her mother was dead
–  Her childhood
–  Her father
–  now she was going away
The two letters
(l.92)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
She continued
(l.101)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
She stood up (l.116)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CHART B

PERSONS/ SITUATIONS

 

Her father

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her mother’s life

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank

 

 

 

 

 

Her own childhood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage

She hoped that her marriage would change her life.

Positive.

 

CHART C

Expressions anticipating the final paralysis

  1. “black mass of the boat”

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