English 1022E Lecture Notes - Hollaback Girl, Galoshes
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english lecture september 24
“The Dead” by James Joyce
•Aunt Kate and Julia were alive, but now they’ve become stuck in a pattern.
•Giving women no gender by using words like ‘flaccid, nut’ etc.
•Mechanical and repetitive culture
•Three Graces (youthful wisdom):
•Broke pledge not to drink over Christmas
•Like a robot/machine (p.2513 described with “mechanically)
Mr. Browne (the e makes him pretentious)
•Represents paralyzing ‘brownness’ England has on Ireland.
•Obnoxious, excessively polite, attentive and creepy
•England is taking hold of good young creative people (when he takes away
the 3 young ladies)
•Represents the British presence in Ireland. As long as he’s there, there will
be no rebirth in Ireland.
•Sees through Gabriel
•Not a hollaback girl YET
•More genuine and authentic
•Sees through Gabriel too
•Sings Western Irish song
•All of these characters ^ make him uncomfortable (Gretta joking about his
galoshes, Miss Ivors accusing him of abandoning Ireland, Lily yelling at him
about the men in Ireland.
•The dinner table is a relief map of Ireland
•Goose: Gabriel has abandoned Ireland, sold out
•Ham: Gabriel. Bad actor, insincere player, phony