Essays Tagged: "Stephen Dedalus"

James Joyce reflective on religion

heme in James Joyce's APortrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Through his experiences withreligion, Stephen Dedalus both matures and progressively becomes moreindividualistic as he grows. Though reare ... becomes moreindividualistic as he grows. Though 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 i ...

(4 pages) 94 0 3.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Conflicting Desires within a Doctrine in "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," written by James Joyce

In the story, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, written by James Joyce, the main character Stephen Dedalus has many encounters with women. Women and sexuality are major influences on Stephen' ... ty are major influences on Stephen's adolescent life. Another major factor that has an influence on Stephen's life is the Church. Women and sexuality conflict with the Church and its beliefs, and that ...

(3 pages) 67 0 5.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Religion and Its Effects on Stephen Dedalus in James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"

me in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Through his experiences with religion, Stephen Dedalus both matures and progressively becomes more individualistic as he grows. Though rear ... comes more individualistic as he grows. Though reared in a Catholic school, several key events lead Stephen to throw off the yoke of conformity and choose his own life, the life of an artist.Religion ...

(5 pages) 97 0 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Daedalus Myth. Analytical paper on James Joyce and. "The Artist as a Young Man"

tivations of an artist, and the development of his individual philosophy.James Joyce chose the name Stephen Dedalus to link his hero with the mythical Greek hero, Daedalus. In Greek myth, Daedalus was ... Beebe 163).The Daedalus myth gives a basic structure to Portrait of the Artist. From the beginning, Stephen, like most young people, is caught in a maze, just as his namesake Daedalus was. The schools ...

(11 pages) 214 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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

ed the name Daedalus as a literary vehicle to 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 Stephe ... ink between Stephen 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 "fabul ...

(3 pages) 66 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.

dual who wants to achieve greatness and refuses to accept the commonplace life. It is a story about Stephen Dedalus and his three early life crisis, which divide the novel into three parts. First one ... ent of religious doubts and awakening of strong but forbidden sexual desire. The second part traces Stephen's sins against the religious moral principles, his first sexual experience consequently foll ...

(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 Stephen that we see his world, and it is his development from sensiti ... pment from sensitive child to rebellious young man that forms the plot of the novel. There are many Stephens, often contradictory. He is fearful yet bold, insecure yet proud, lonely and at the same ti ... ictory. 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 virginal heroines. The other is a re ...

(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)

Young Man we are confronted with a depiction of masculinity at its worst. Through the character of Stephen Dedalus, confused and unsure of where he fits in to his society, we are presented with an of ... his society, we are presented with an often uncomfortable journey of discovery and self realisation.Stephen's life works through many stages. He leads an unsettled life and the novel takes us through ...

(6 pages) 78 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man" This essay discusses certain elements of the novel that symbolizes the main character, Stephen Dedalus, to Joyce himself.

onal situations and events. Although the novel is more than just autobiographical, its protagonist, Stephen Dedalus, is essentially Joyce's "alter ego," a "fictional double," if you will. Both Stephen ... growing up in a confusing, modern world.A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man tells the story of Stephen Dedalus, a young man who encounters many difficult situations, until he finally finds his wa ...

(6 pages) 69 0 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

She Said: How Molly's Monologue Revises The Understanding Of James Joyce's Ulysses - The essay question is revealed in the title of the essay

r is primarily presented with a male point of view towards the day's events, whether through Bloom, Stephen, or the myriad of minor characters that make appearances. This viewpoint works to create a s ... in existing in a male dominated world.Molly even considers using her sexual powers to seduce young Stephen Dedalus. She dreams of having a young intellectual to share both conversation and sex with, ...

(17 pages) 85 0 3.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Conflicting Desires in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

In the story, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, written byJames Joyce, the main character Stephen Dedalus has many encounters withwomen. Women and sexuality are major influences on Stephen's ... ity are major influences on Stephen's adolescentlife. Another major factor that has an influence on Stephen's life is theChurch. Women and sexuality conflict with the Church and its beliefs, andthat i ...

(3 pages) 35 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

James Joyce: Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man How does the text suggest Stephen's mental language?

witness all impressions and emotions without any camouflage or any additional revising.The story of Stephen Dedalus begins with a sensual recollection of his early childhood memories. He also seems to ... ike "moocow" and "baby tuckoo". The promise of an artistically sensitive person is already visible: Stephen is captured by the mere sound of words. Even as a child, he ponders about the sound of words ...

(3 pages) 72 1 4.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

James Joyce - His life and work

ames Joyce was born in Dublin, son of a talented but feckless father who is accurately described by Stephen Dedalus in "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man". The elder Joyce drifted steadily down ...

(3 pages) 52 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The Complexity of Language Increases in Proportion to the Protagonist's Development in Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"

The following passage from A Portrait occurs in Chapter 1 of the novel, just after the protagonist Stephen Dedalus begins his schooling. He is walking with a group of his schoolmates, one of whom spe ... is walking with a group of his schoolmates, one of whom speaks to another boy, Simon Moonan. Young Stephen hears a speaker's sentence, and his mind immediately picks up on the word "suck", declaring ...

(9 pages) 35 0 1.0 Aug/2005

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 to find a father figure. Not finding it within his own home h ... 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 disappointment of a potential father figure letting him down. It is not un ... ppointment of a 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 knowled ...

(5 pages) 41 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Freudian Psychoanalysis in Thomas Hardy

sophistries, his naive self-deceptions, and his neurotic self-torments ally him to such figures as Stephen Dedalus and Quentin Compson rather than to the typical Victorian hero. Both the sleepwalking ...

(6 pages) 43 0 5.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

A Metaphysical Comparison between "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd and "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce

reating later in life. Lily Owens, the protagonist of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and Stephen Dedalus, the protagonist of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, are simi ... elp of their experiences and the people they encounter along the way.The father figures of Lily and Stephen are both very influential to their children, although neither of them is seen in a positive ...

(6 pages) 24 1 3.9 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Woman as a symbol in chapter 2

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 ... elationship is mostly discussed in the first chapter, it's ramifications can be seen in the second. Stephen is often reminded of his aunt, and the green and red brushes she always had. he draws many c ...

(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. Though brought up in the church, several major events lead Stephen to defy the lessons of his Catholic school education and choose a life of his own, the life ... ucation and choose a life of his own, the life of an artist. Through his experiences with religion, Stephen Dedalus both matures and gradually discovers an identity of his own.As a young boy, religion ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

James Joyce, A Portrait

ortrait of an Artist as a Young Man, the struggle to undermine all types of authority is paramount. Stephen Dedalus embodies the struggle of conformity, sin, and identity, which must of western Europe ... luential in terms of spiritual guidance but it also influenced family life, politics and education. Stephen is confronted with all types of authority and swings from being free to being under such ord ...

(12 pages) 1 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors