1. How is "The Sisters" an ideal story with which to open Dubliners? How is it less than ideal?
2. Are the protagonists of "The Sisters," "An Encounter," and "Araby" the same character? What do they have in common? How are they different?
3. What is the function of children in the stories from Dubliners?
4. How important are parents in the stories from Dubliners?
5. Focusing on "Araby" and "The Dead," write about adolescent love in Dubliners.