Essays Tagged: "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"

James Joyce reflective on religion

Religion is an important and recurring theme in James Joyce's APortrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Through hi ... APortrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Through his experiences withreligion, Stephen Dedalus both matures and progressively becomes moreindividualistic as he grows. Though reared in a Catholic school ... ugh reared in a Catholic school, severalkey events lead Stephen to throw off the yoke of conformity and choosehis own life, the life of an artist.Religion is central to the life of Stephen Dedalus the ...

(4 pages) 94 0 3.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

'A portrait of an Artist as a Young Man' written by Joyce

In Joyce's novel, 'A portrait of an Artist as a Young Man', he weaves the stories of his youth and his growth as a you ... s the stories of his youth and his growth as a young man to tell us about who he was as an individual and the sort of life he lead. Joyce uses many techniques such as stream of consciousness to help ... stream of consciousness to help us picture his mindset and help his audience feel the emotions he had after the certain situations of his life. In the novel, Joyce uses the young character Stephen as ...

(8 pages) 123 0 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Literary devices used in "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"

Joyce has used the name Daedalus as a literary vehicle to give the reader a sense of deeper understanding a ... give the reader a sense of deeper understanding about Stephen as a character in "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man ". There is a link between Stephen Dedalus and the Greek mythological figure D ... n Dedalus and the Greek mythological figure Daedalus and this becomes apparent to Stephen when he hears his friends say his name in Greek. When Stephen compares himself to the "fabulous artificer" the ...

(3 pages) 66 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man". The assignment was to write a well thought out comment on each chapter of the book.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man begins with the reader being taken through Stephen's develop ... gins with the reader being taken through Stephen's developing life and his conscious thought. The reader is tossed around inside Stephen's head and we learn about the character from the inside. Althou ... arn about the character from the inside. Although I find the stream of consciousness aninteresting way to explore Stephen as a character, I believe it makes the book difficult to comprehend. As we are ...

(5 pages) 86 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A review of "The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man", by James Joice. 778 words.

THE PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN, by James JoyceConsidering the fact that the Portrait is a writing o ... he Portrait is a writing of a sort that the early reviewers had not encountered before it is understandable that Joyce was not praised by the critics while alive. Recognising the literary greatness of ... critics while alive. Recognising the literary greatness of this novel seemed an almost impossible task at the time of its publishing. In a reader's report for the publisher Duckworth & Company, o ...

(3 pages) 77 1 4.4 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Portrait of Stephen Dedalus as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is above all a portrait of Stephen Dedalus. It is through St ... Stephen that we see his world, and it is his development from sensitive child to rebellious young man that forms the plot of the novel. There are many Stephens, often contradictory. He is fearful yet ... many Stephens, often contradictory. He is fearful yet bold, insecure yet proud, lonely and at the same time afraid of love. One Stephen is a romantic who daydreams of swashbuckling heroes and virgina ...

(3 pages) 54 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

'Whenever we look at texts from the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century what we see is masculinity in crisis'("portrait of the artist as a young man" James Joyce)

Masculinity and the male finding his place in society or the world play an important role in literatu ... e in society or the world play an important role in literature of this period. In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man we are confronted with a depiction of masculinity at its worst. Through the ch ... hrough the character of Stephen Dedalus, confused and unsure of where he fits in to his society, we are presented with an often uncomfortable journey of discovery and self realisation.Stephen's life w ...

(6 pages) 78 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" analysis.

In "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", the main character, Stephen Dedalus has a life long desire ... fe long desire to find a father figure. Not finding it within his own home he is forced to look out among the other men who play intricate roles in his life. Again and again Stephen is faced with the ... potential father figure letting him down. It is not until the end of the book, when Stephen looks back over his life, that he has an idea of who his true father figure is. This knowledge is the begin ...

(5 pages) 41 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Woman as a symbol in chapter 2

Woman as a Symbol in Chapter 2 Woman is used many times in Joyce's ... Woman is used many times in Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Stephen Dedalus, the main character of the work, is fascinated by woman. This fascination is played upon in man ... inated by woman. This fascination is played upon in many circumstances.First and foremost is the relationship he has with Dante, his aunt. While this relationship is mostly discussed in the first chap ...

(3 pages) 477 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Religion

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Religion as Repression Like his protagonist, James Joyce wa ... his protagonist, James Joyce was an Irish Catholic. He was also sent to Clongowes Wood College to board and study as a young boy. In effect the story is in part an autobiography of Joyce's own life up ... in part an autobiography of Joyce's own life up to the age of twenty or so (Kershner 6). In his essay A Portrait as Rebellion Norman Holland states: Because of Portrait's peculiar combination of nove ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Sonic

In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce explores the motivating forces that create an artist. ... motivating forces that create an artist. His protagonist, Stephen, embodies the youthful promise of an individual seeking independence through introspection and artistry. Stephen's life is reveled to ... introspection and artistry. Stephen's life is reveled to the reader through a series of episodes that trace his evolution from an infant to a young man. It is through the novel's many well-developed ...

(7 pages) 382 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Comparing crisis of identity in A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man and in Sons and Lovers

Samia Comparing crisis of identity in A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man and in Sons and LoversO ... of the most important problems of mankind in every society is the crisis of identity. It does not really matter which culture, religion or ethnic group someone belongs to as far as identity crisis is ... hnic group someone belongs to as far as identity crisis is concerned. The conflicts, compromises, search of identity could have to do with various issues such as new vs. old or modern vs. conservative ...

(7 pages) 1 0 0.0 Dec/2014

Subjects: Art Essays