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A Little Cloud

  • Date Submitted: 08/13/2012 09:57 AM
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A Little Cloud


A Little Cloud James Joyce wrote the story “A Little Cloud”; the story was published in 1905. “A Little Cloud” takes place in Dublin. Which is known to be a dirty town. Little Chandler is a thirty-two year old married man with one son who is not quite one year old in the story. He is called little Chandler because of his appearance. He is slightly under stature height, which is he, under one hundred and eighty-five centimeters. He has small white hands, childish teeth and good nail care. Little Chandler has a fragile frame, silken hair and mustache; he has a quiet voice and refined manners. Little Chandler is an abstinent man, meaning he is sparing in eating and drinking. Little Chandler blushes very easily at almost anything. He appears to have a pretty good life; he works at the Kings Inn at a desk. He likes to read poetry and someday would like to write it. Little Chandler has never been in a great deal of trouble before in his life. He often thinks about his friend Ignatius Gallaher while at work, and how he has become a brilliant man in the Press. Little Chandler often thinks of his life, which makes him sad. Little Chandler meets up with his friend for the first time in eight years at a bar and for the first time he notices that Gallaher is more vulgar then what he remembered him to be, the way he talked about things and expressed himself. Gallaher is a wild man who drinks freely; he has borrowed money from all sides and got into some trouble with money and had to leave town. Everyone of their friends admired Gallaher and no one doubted that he had talent. Gallaher always keeps a bold face. He has a heavy pale face, which he keeps shaven. He has an unhealthy pallor to him, he looks sick from fear or illness. Gallaher works for the Press and leads a vagrant life; he has no definite direction in his life, he is always wondering from place to place. Gallaher is a very vulgar man with no manners. He is not married and he only plans to marry...

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