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James Joyce

[eNotes provides for only the briefest answer to such a broad question.] James Joyce is a Modernist. His style includes experimentation with structure, dialogue and characterization. For instance,...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2012 5:31 pm UTC

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James Joyce

James Joyce is primarily remembered for his pioneering use of the epiphany and for his highly subjective, stream-of-consciousness writing style. Used in his early (1914) collection of short stories...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2019 12:56 pm UTC

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James Joyce

James Joyce wrote the novel Ulysses in 1922. This novel is viewed by many as the most influential novel of the 20th century. This novel included various styles of writing and contained a...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2015 11:47 am UTC

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James Joyce

Gabriel's speech is ironic for a number of reasons. For one thing, he refers to "our" country, meaning Ireland. Yet it's clear that this is a man who doesn't feel much loyalty towards his native...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2018 8:12 am UTC

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James Joyce

Disillusionment. In what Joyce referred to as an epiphany, the boy of "Araby" transforms from an innocent child to a disillusioned adolescent as he realizes that his religious and romantic...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2009 12:05 am UTC

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James Joyce

In the 'Dubliners' collection of short stories, James Joyce mentions children and childhood a few times. In 'Eveline' we see the life of a girl whose childhood has suddenly been cut short by the...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2009 7:28 pm UTC

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James Joyce

This passage opens with an excellent example of indirect characterization in the way it presents "Mr Leopold Bloom," who "ate with relish." The passage utilizes the Modernist "stream of...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2018 12:20 pm UTC

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James Joyce

Joyce's writing style was very unique, first of all, so he stood apart from his comtemporaries. The fragmented style he wrote Potrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses two of his famous...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2008 2:21 am UTC

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James Joyce

Joyce's depiction of Father Flynn in "The Sisters" is marked by hints, innuendoes, and vague suggestions. As such, we never get a full picture of who this man really was or what made him tick. The...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2018 1:16 pm UTC

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James Joyce

Dubliners is a compliation of short stories by James Joyce. Each story has its own plot and reflects an issue that Joyce had become familiar with whilst growing up in Dublin, Ireland. Polly, from...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2013 7:05 am UTC

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James Joyce

Farrington is a man, without much enthusiasm, who goes about his work as a clerk in an office in Counterparts, one of the short stories that make up Dubliners by James Joyce. Farrington is...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2013 5:04 am UTC

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James Joyce

You must mean "The Sisters" in James Joyce's Dubliners. In this story there are several characters that deserve attention: (1) The narrator who was a friend of the Father Flynn, the priest who...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2011 10:06 am UTC

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James Joyce

A good thesis to begin discussion/analysis of the narrator/boy of James Joyce's "Araby" can include the themes of this story since it is the character who is intrinsic to the development of these...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2009 3:10 pm UTC

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James Joyce

“Eveline” is a story about a young woman who is torn between a fantasy adventure abroad and the grim realities of daily life at home. The story conveys James Joyce’s perspectives on the paralysis...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2020 4:41 am UTC

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James Joyce

Considered a thinly-veiled autobiography, James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man provides insightful glimpses into the mind of one of history’s most fascinating authors, an Irish...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2013 3:28 am UTC

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James Joyce

"The Sisters," by James Joyce, is the first story in the Dubliners. It is also one of the most difficult stories. It seems incomplete. There is much we, the readers, do not know. But you can...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2011 3:29 am UTC

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James Joyce

Epiphanic realisation as it pertains to James Joyce is not what you might expect. Joyce was attempting to transform the word to really mean secular epiphany. He took epiphany revelations away from...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2008 1:11 am UTC

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James Joyce

As Stephen comes of age in Joyce's work, he begins to fully grasp the implications of his "non- serviam credo." The establishment of his identity and his sense of self allow him to view both...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2009 10:14 pm UTC

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