The principal purpose of this book is to depict the male and female characters in James Joyce’s Dubliners. While resorting to the ideas and theories of French psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan, this book holds a psychoanalytic outlook on reading Dubliners. My major point of departure is to illustrate the portrait of men as well as examining the fragility of their identity according to the French Freud. I then shed light upon the portrait of women and the way they are able to materialize their desires. In this chapter, I also refer to a seminal article entitled “Le Rire de la Méduse”, translated as “The Laugh of the Medusa”, by the French feminist writer and literary critic Hélène Cixous, which is drenched in literary and mythological allusions—it is in fact an exhortation to a “feminine mode” of writing. Finally is an exploration of the subterranean desire and its interpretation in “The Dead” and how female Dubliners, after identifying their real subjectivity, counterblow the sovereignty and hegemony of their male counterparts. This psychoanalytic-choreographed comparative study is a result of unstinting efforts to gestate a point of view towards Dubliners that has been unborn hitherto.