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  1. Jun 2021
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    1. The final turn can bog down if players are calculating exactly what everyone’s score will be depending on which discs are chosen - better to just take what’s best for you and move on.
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    1. helpless animal

      Another instance of paralysis like how the young boy felt paralyzed every time he thought of the dead Priest. Finding parallels through the stories in this book is certainly an interesting endeavor as there are so many of them. It's as if the author is trying to subliminally tell one single story through all those small stories.

    2. She gripped with both hands at the iron railing

      The iron railing represents the self-imposed prison Eveline finds herself in. Although she can see and imagine a different future in a foreign land, it is inaccessible in reality as she realizes she cannot survive leaving Ireland. Joyce presents the Irish as people shackled by their own culture, presented with potential and opportunity but unable to take it due to their own inhibitions.

    3. to show her what was her duty

      That's an interesting way to phrase that, "what was her duty." Not "what should she do" or "what will be best for her" or "what does she want" it's telling her what her duty is, as though she doesn't have a choice at all in this. It seems at the end she sees her duty as staying where she is with the memory of her family.

    4. gnomon in the Euclid and the word simony in the Catechism

      So I was curious what gnomon meant, and looking up it means the dial part of a sundial. I knew simony meant the buying and selling of church offices, but I wondered what the connection between these two things and paralysis are. The narrator sorta explains the connection in the next sentence, but not really gnomon, which sticks out from the others because it doesn't really have a negative connotation.