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  • Stephen's Own Daughter
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    The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks Through our life experiences, we all have a different story or perception of an event that we envision to be the truth. The question is, how do we know what is the truth In the novel by Russell Banks, "The Sweet Hereafter" tells a handful of stories from different points of view providing contrasting angles and meanings to the same event. As these stories interlock with each other and intertwine together the accounts of how each of these people cope with this...
  • Influence On Stephens Life
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    Conflicting Desires within a Doctrine In the story, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, written by James Joyce, the main character Stephen Dedal us has many encounters with women. Women and sexuality are major influences on Stephens adolescent life. Another major factor that has an influence on Stephens life is the Church. Women and sexuality conflict with the Church and its beliefs, and that is one of Stephens major problems thus far. Stephen is having a very big identity crisis, from bein...
  • Ready To Stone Stephen
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    The Stoning of Stephen (Acts 7: 54-60) With the stoning of Stephen we have the first martyr of the Christian church. The word martyr is defined as a person who dies rather than renounce a religion; a person who makes a great sacrifice for the sake of principle. Stephen was that and much more. Stephen was brought in front of the Sanhedrin on false charges by the high priest. The high priest were persecuting the apostles because they were spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. When the high priest ...
  • Stephen And Cranly
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    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Commentary Passage: Page 248: "-You made me confess the fears that I have... ". - Page 249: "Cranly did not answer". In this passage, Stephen is saying how Cranly has made him confess all of his fears to him, but then he tells Cranly what he does not fear. Stephen tells Cranly that he does not "fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever" he has to leave. Stephen has gone through several stages in his life, and now that he has gone t...
  • Conscience Mind Of Stephen
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    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Many James Joyce In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, several uses of imagery are used in relation to themes and motifs. Categories of these uses of imagery are in such literary devices as motifs, sensory details, color, and the stream of consciousness. With all this imagery and devices, Joyce can use it and Stephen to explore the depths of the human mind and the human heart. Motifs such as names and the role of the artist are present in ...
  • Apparent Control Of Emotions Mr Stephens
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    Ishiguru's The Remains of the Day: Mr. Stephens' Dignity In reading Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day, one is impressed by the apparent control of emotions Mr Stephens, the butler of Darlington Hall, is able to command. This apparent control can be viewed in a variety of ways. Jack Slay, Jr., in his article "The Remains of the Day" writes that Mr. Stephens has performed the ultimate sacrifice, in maintaining his control (his dignity) as his emotions would naturally wish to lead him otherwi...
  • Religion Back Into Stephen's Life
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    Religion and Its Effect on Stephen Dedalus Religion is an important and recurring theme 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 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 is central to the life of Stephen Dedalus the child. He was reare...
  • Stephen's Religion
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    Religion plays a huge part in Stephen Dedalus's as well as many other peoples lives around the world. To fully understand how much religion effected Stephen, one must have a concept of the setting of the novel. Stephen grew up in Ireland when the country was going through religious turmoil, political hardships and suffering financial. The two major religions in Ireland are Catholic and Protestant. Though out Ireland's history the two have been basically at war with one another. This period in ti...
  • Close Friends And Stephen Sense Of Peace
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    Gail Tsukiyama's The Samurai's Garden is set in 1930's Japan, the theme of war and peace is developed through Character interaction. Characters in the story have very different reactions to the same circumstances. Through the character of Stephen, one can conclude that outside forces do not control a person's life because in life, people can take what has been given to them and do with it what they wish. In other words, life is what you make of it. Even though the war in China is very important ...
  • Same Way As Stephen
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    Unintentional Findings EN 102 Honors February 12, 1997 One can find their place in society much the same way as Stephen did. Unintentionally he went back and forth between extremes until he found his own preference. Figuring out what one wants to do with their life can be confusing, especially since there are so many opportunities in the world, but giving each a chance and finding one that suits one's personality and attitude is the best thing to do. Many people think Stephen went from one extre...
  • Stephen And Robin's Relationship
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    Second Nature, which is one of Alice Hoffman's best novels, is the continuation to Stephen's adult life. In this novel, Stephen is exposed to the real world. At the age of three and a half, he was the only survivor in an airplane crash in the wilds of northern Michigan. A family of wolves raised him entirely apart from people. Later in his adulthood, he was caught by trappers and sent to a medical centre in New York City for rehabilitation. He was introduced to the world as patient 3119 or, more...
  • Stephens Faith In Religion
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    In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the author James Joyce uses the development of Stephen from a sensitive child to a rebellious young man to develop the plot of the novel. In this novel, Joyce suggests that through Stephens experiences is religion, sexuality and education, Stephen not only becomes more mature but these experiences also inspire him to redefine his world and his understanding of his true feelings about art. Religion, besides the practical need for food and shelter is one...
  • Stephen's Life
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    James Joyce's novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man gives an account of Stephen Dedalus's struggle to understand and then reject from family, church, and nation in order to become an artist, thus allowing him to embrace his interests. In the beginning Stephen is portrayed as an object in a story, a character (baby tuck oo) in his father's narration. Stephen is the very young child whose story is being created by others. Stephen's life is shaped by his parents and a character rooted in a ...
  • Turning Point In Stephen's Life The Event
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    1.) In chapter one, a significant event was when Stephen went up to the reactor's office to tell of Father Dolan's pan dying him. He felt that he had been falsely punished and did not want it to happen again. This seems to be a turning point for Stephen because it took courage for a small boy to travel to travel through the gloom of a strange building by himself to speak with such a highly-honored man. Stephen is praised and cheered for by the other boys afterward which delights him and actually...
  • Religion Back Into Stephen's Life
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    A Portrait Of The Artist As AA Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man Religion As Repression A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Religion as Repression Like his protagonist, James Joyce was an Irish Catholic. He was also sent to Clongowes Wood College to board and study as a young boy. In effect the story is in part an autobiography of Joyce's own life up to the age of twenty or so (Kershner 6). In his essay A Portrait as Rebellion Norman Holland states: Because of Portrait's peculiar combin...
  • Life Of Stephen Dedalus And James Joyce
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    James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is considered to be one of the finest works of literature of all time. Herbert Gorman, an author from the early twentieth century, stated that "so profound and beautiful and convincing a book is part of the lasting literature of our age,' and with good reason. The main character of the novel, Stephen Dedalus, is a complex and dynamic youth, and one who undergoes vast changes during the course of his life. The main influences on him are family...
  • Stephen's Connection With Bird Imagery
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    Bird Imagery In Portrait Of The Artist Bird Imagery In Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man Bird Imagery in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man The works of twentieth-century Irish writer James Joyce resound vividly with a unique humanity and genius. His novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, published in 1916, is a convincing journey through the inner mind and spirit of Stephen Dedalus. Portrayed with incredible fluency and realism, imagery guides the reader through the swift curr...

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