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chandler head under cloud
Even the cloud in Chandler's life is little, like everything else he is associated with. A little cloud is sometimes nice to look at because of the contrast it shows against the blue sky, but it is not of much use, if you are looking for rain. A little cloud in the sky after many hot days teases the hopes but does not deliver what it promises. Is not capable of delivering. In the poetic world of Chandler, his poetic qualifications/capabilities are like the little cloud. It is great that he feels that he can write poetry, and thus distinguish himself from the rest of his world, but he cannot achieve much.
"Chandler floats on a little cloud, a temporary one, after his meeting with Gallaher, and he thinks he can also be a poet. This desire renewed in him after his meeting makes him react with disgust at his wife and child who he considers to be the obstacles to his creative impotency." In this quote, word “cloud” could be explained in different ways like: chandler is on a cloud of happiness at the thoughts he entertains because of his reuniting with gallaher and because of Gallaher's own success. Another way of explaining is that the little cloud was a little black cloud always hanging over chandler's head, keeping him from getting where he wanted to go, keeping him in Ireland, that cloudy, rainy, 'dull' little place. He is such a dull little man with little hands and even smaller courage, and I envisioned him before as a little frail squirmy guy who looks down on people he wishes to believe are below him. He dreams of magnificence he will never ever realize, because he lacks what it takes to be successful in any case... hence the little cloud is always over his head.
Chandler in this story as lacking faith in his own people, doubting their value, even devaluing them, although he is confused about this. It is as though there is a dialectic going on in this story between chandler intellect and his intuition, or his heart/memory and his brain/future hopes and ambitions. After listing to Gallaher’s wording, "I don't fancy tying myself up to one woman...must get a bit stale I should think." then, there is a break in the story. Chandler has here been at "the kings inn" where he *works*, then to Corless's, a place where the aristocracy hangs out (not people l
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