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

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In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, is Stephen the hero he presents himself as, or something less?

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce is a type of novel known as a Bildungsroman or story of the coming of age of a protagonist . Although in some cases it can have a heroic protagonist, more typical the genre explores the interior life of sensitive, artistic young people filled with self-doubt, anxiety, and a certain degree of self-centeredness. Novels of this...

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