Theme of Paralysis in James Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’

Develop a critical discussion in the body paragraphs, provide specific and appropriate examples, then end with a conclusion. Analyze and discuss the examples, and define all important terms.
Refer to relevant critical theory to support your argument.

Q2. Discuss the theme of paralysis in any TWO stories (DO NOT discuss ‘Clay’ in this question) from James Joyce’s collection of short stories, Dubliners. How is paralysis manifested in the portrayal of the city of Dublin and how does it affect the lives of many of the characters in the stories? Provide critical insight throughout your discussion. Make sure you illustrate your answer with specific examples from the stories.

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