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What You Learn from Reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

In high school, there was one book that my A.P. English teacher could not get enough of. It was something that we read at the end of the year and it was the one novel that I think she continues to read over and over again after she’s set it down. 295 more words

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An Analysis of Stephen Dedalus in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


The reader must not identify Stephen with Joyce in every respect.  For instance, Stephen is represented in his days at Clongowes Wood College as a timid boy, conscious of his smallness and weakness, who tries to avoid being involved in the rough and tumble of football.  6,530 more words


Ulysses is for life, and not just Bloomsday

Too many writers to mention have been quoted saying something along the lines of anyone who thinks writing is easy is doing it wrong. And the same goes for… 678 more words



Yes, it’s the 16th of June, better known to James Joyce geeks like me as Bloom’s Day. The day is named in honor of Leopold Bloom, the Jewish advertising sales rep and Freemason who is one of the major characters in Joyce’s novel  264 more words

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What is the point of this novel anyway?

So, we are officially wrapping up reading James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man today in class (though I will have a few blog posts on  507 more words


Stephen Dedalus: the Epitome of the Fallen Human Condition

It is easy to talk about Stephen Dedalus and his character’s actions as shocking and something which is  apart from the norm. Though Stephen is rather unique in the way he perceives various things with his senses, Stephen embodies the fallen human condition in many other ways. 406 more words