A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

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Discuss Stephens personality traits. Which of his traits did you observe in chapter 1 that could also be found in chapter 2? Identify additional traits which emerge or become more prominent in...

Discuss Stephens personality traits. Which of his traits did you observe in chapter 1 that could also be found in chapter 2? Identify additional traits which emerge or become more prominent in Chapter 2. What changes in Stephen make him different at the end of chapter 2 than he was at the end of chapter 1?

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At the beginning of the novel Stephen is sensitive, intelligent, and pious. He seems destined for a life in the church. It isn't until much later in the novel that other characteristics such as artistry, sensuality, and curiostiy appear and indicate his tranformation and pull toward the life of an artist.

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