A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Chapter Summaries

James Joyce

Chapter 1 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Mr. Dedalus: Stephen’s father

Mrs. Dedalus: Stephen’s mother

Stephen Dedalus: the protagonist and focal character of the narrative

Uncle Charles: Stephen’s granduncle

Dante: Stephen’s governess

Brigid: the Dedalus’ maid

Rody Kickham: student at Clongowes

Nasty Roche: student at Clongowes

Wells: student at Clongowes who pushed Stephen into the ditch

Simon Moonan: student at Clongowes, caught “smugging”

Tusker Boyle: student at Clongowes, caught “smugging” with Simon

Jack Lawton: Stephen’s competitor in class

Father Arnall: Stephen’s math and...

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