46% done with Dubliners

The Boarding House

it would be unfair to judge everyone too harshly here. The mother had a rough life and knows what’s best for her daughter. Polly has only ever been seen by men with less than honorable intentions. Doran is trapped but only through the mother’s inaction. He’s morally strong but Polly will be a terrible wife. Boarding is almost a pun for corporal punishment.