The story recounts an evening in the life of a man named Farrington, frequently referred to simply as "the man". Alleyne" — berates him for not having finished an assignment. Instead of applying himself immediately to the task, the alcoholic Farrington slips out of the office for a quick [ dubious — discuss ] "g. When Alleyne yells at Farrington again, Farrington replies with an impertinent remark and has to apologize. After work, Farrington joins his friends at various pubs, but only after he pawns his watch-chain for drinking money.
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He had a hanging face, dark wine-coloured, with fair eyebrows and moustache. Indeed, the use of antithesis allow Joyce to show the antagonism between two contrasted world the paralysed Dublin and the energetic world outside Ireland. Dubliners Study Guide. Search this site. The Sisters. An Encounter. Reflection on Childhood Stories. After the Race.
Two Gallants. The Boarding House. Reflection on Adolescence Stories. A Little Cloud. A Painful Case. Reflection on Maturity Stories. Public Life. Find 4 opposites in the story and illustrate them. What image of the family does the story project? Compare Farrington and Alleyne. What causes the friction between them? Explain the significance of the title.
What themes appear in the story? Home Individual Story Records 1. The Sisters 2. An Encounter 3. Araby 4. Eveline Questions Ia. Childhood 1. Reflection on Childhood Stories Ib. Childhood II. Adolescence 1. Eveline 2. After the Race 3.
Two Gallants 4. The Boarding House 5. Maturity 1. A Little Cloud 2. Counterparts 3. Clay 4. A Painful Case 5. Public Life Sitemap. Counterparts 1.
Characters in "Counterparts" in Dubliners
He had a hanging face, dark wine-coloured, with fair eyebrows and moustache. Indeed, the use of antithesis allow Joyce to show the antagonism between two contrasted world the paralysed Dublin and the energetic world outside Ireland. Dubliners Study Guide. Search this site.
Dubliners Summary and Analysis of Counterparts
SparkNotes is here for you with everything you need to ace or teach! Find out more. In a busy law firm, one of the partners, Mr. Alleyne, angrily orders the secretary to send Farrington to his office. Farrington is a copy clerk in the firm, responsible for making copies of legal documents by hand, and he has failed to produce an important document on time.
Farrington , a scrivener in a legal office, is called to see his tyrannical boss, Mr. After a few solid minutes of abuse, he is allowed to return to work with a strict deadline for copying a contract. Farrington returns to work, but as soon as he sits down the tedium of his job gets to him. He goes out for a drink. He goes down the street into dark, comfy O'Neill's shop. He takes a glass of plain porter. The respite is short, however, because Farrington has to return to work.