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An Analysis Of Why Jimmy Doyle (Of Dubliners By James Joyce) Will Never Succeed

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'An analysis of why Jimmy Doyle will never succeed in life due to his father' In 'After The Race', by James Joyce in the book 'Dubliners', the main character,Jimmy Doyle will be an unproductive citizen, fooling around with his friends and livingoff of his father's money for the rest of his life. In this short story he demonstrated thathe doesn't realize the value of money, because he has never had to work for it, hence he istoo frivolous with it at times. Jimmy also likes to be with his friends and to not workhard at what he does. Jimmy has no work ethic because his father had a lot of money, infact he is referred to as a 'merchant prince' in Dublin due to his success as a butcher, andhis father did not want Jimmy to work for what he has, but would rather see his sonbecome popular and make a lot of connections. Jimmy's father is the reason he willnever succeed in life on his own. Jimmy Doyle grew in a family that was quite well off financially due to the hardwork of his father. Mr. Doyle made a lot of money through hard work and sacrifice asbutcher, and he wanted nothing but the best for his son. He did not want his son to workas hard as he did growing up. When Jimmy went away to college, he spent more timesocializing than he did studying. 'Jimmy did not study very earnestly and took to badcourses for awhile. He had money and he was popular; ...'(p.25). Jimmy liked better tobe in the company of peers rather than study, and his father condoned it. When Jimmywas not doing well at Dublin University, his father let him go off to Cambridge where hecould 'see life a little'. While there he seemed to run the bills a little high, and his fathertook care of all the expenses because he wanted to show off the money that he...

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