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James Joyce's A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man
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Possibly the most well known fact about James Joyce is that he was born in Dublin. This 10 page paper asserts that the things that are most important to James Joyce as a young man, his family, community and the Ireland he loved so well, were reflected through the social and political settings of the book while his style of writing: stream of consciousness, modernist realism and expressionism, allows the reader a fuller understanding of Joyce himself - through the exploration of the character Stephen Dedalus. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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James Joyce's 'Dubliners'
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A 6 page paper providing a plot summary of the stories that make up this collection by James Joyce. Following Joyce's lead, it breaks the book down into four sections: Childhood, Adolescence, Maturity, and Public Life, and shows how Joyce's world gives readers a better understanding of the subtle forces that shape their own. No additional sources cited.
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James Joyce's 'Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man' v. 'Ulysses'/ Irish Vision
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A 12 page paper discussing the distinctively Irish quality of these two works by James Joyce. The paper concludes that as much as the Irish idealize the workings of the spirit, they value the life of the body also, and James Joyce is able to combine both these traits abundantly in both these works. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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James Joyce's "Dubliners": Restriction And Repression
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8 pages in length. James Joyce's "Dubliners" possesses many important components of restriction and repression that, if not taken in their direct context, will be overlooked by the average reader. It is essential to also look beyond the author's obvious intention with regard to the stories' overall meaning so as not to miss the grand but elusive subtleties. To be sure, Joyce's writing incorporated a significant amount of blatancy while also implying considerable obscurity. The writer discusses four stories from Joyce's "Dubliners." Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Leopold Bloom and the Heroic Ideal in James Joyce's 'Ulysses'
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A 5 page paper which considers whether or not the character of Leonard Bloom in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses (1922) is a hero or anti-hero. Also considered is how James Joyce’s form of humanism differs from the Homeric ideal and how it differs from other heroic ideals encountered in art, literature or film. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Irish Identity Through Colonialism According to James Joyce & W.B. Yeats
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This 8 page paper discusses how both the poet, W. B. Yeats, and the novelist, James Joyce, explored ideas of Irish identity through different aspects of colonialism. Joyce's 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' and several of Yeats' poems are used as illustrative examples. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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James Joyce's 'Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man' / Color
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A 10 page paper showing how James Joyce's handling of the symbolism of color in this novel enhances our understanding of its complex levels of meaning. The paper concludes that this is accomplished through Joyce's willingness to let symbol be fluid, to change shape and meaning as demanded by the persona and the text itself. Bibliography lists seven sources.
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Characterization Through Conflict In James, Joyce, & Faulkner
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A 5 page paper using Henry James' short story 'A Mirror of Consciousness' as a springing-off point to show how a character's participation in an event which creates a conflict for him, and his response to that event, teaches us not only about the character but about ourselves. The writer primarily discusses 'Araby' by James Joyce and 'Barn Burning' by William Faulkner as examples of this. No additional sources cited.
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A Portrait of James Joyce as a Young Man
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A 10 page paper looking at the life of James Joyce and showing how it is reflected in his novel Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Particular emphasis is placed on the issues in Irish politics during Joyce's youth and the influence of Catholicism on his writing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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James Joyce's 'Araby' / Setting
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A 5 page paper analyzing Joyce's use of setting in this deeply affecting story. The paper analyzes several of Joyce's motifs, particularly romance versus realism and West versus East, to gain insight into the way Joyce contrasts his working-class protagonist's background with the vision of romance he has created for himself. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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James Joyce's 'Dubliners' vs. Portrait Of The Artist.../ Structure and Form
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A 5 page paper on form and structure in James Joyce's early fiction. The paper concludes that Joyce's writing in these two works seems difficult because he threw over the predictable formulas of writing that authors had been using for more than a century, and substituted episodic constructions built on themes and epiphanies. Bibliography lists ten sources.
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James Joyce's 'Dubliners' / Epiphany & Paralysis
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A 5 page paper looking at these two recurrent themes in James Joyce's intense and evocative collection of short stories. The paper shows how Joyce's characters experience a sudden burst of enlightenment about their situation, coupled with a frustrating awareness of their powerlessness to do anything about it. Particular stories analyzed are 'Araby,' 'Eveline,' and 'A Painful Case.' Bibliography lists one source.
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James Joyce's 'Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man' / Artistry
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An 8 page paper analyzing the way James Joyce handled symbol, language, and dramatic form in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. The paper calls attention to the unusually high level of artistry in this novel, and shows how Joyce's innovations spawned an entire literary movement single-handedly. Bibliography lists 5 additional sources.
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James Joyce & Martha Graham/ Role of the Artist
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A 3 page research paper that compares how James Joyce and Martha Graham viewed the role of the artist in society. The writer focuses on Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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James Joyce's 'Ulysses' / Joyce's Quest For Home
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A 7 page examination of Joyce's monumental work as a map for the journey of the myth of the Hero and his quest for home. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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James Joyce/"The Dead"
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A 5 page essay that analyzes Joyce's short story, "The Dead." In this short story, Joyce makes the point that a life without passion, without intensity, means that a person is essentially already "dead." Joyce paints Gabriel, his protagonist, as a super-sensitive individual who lacks confidence in his own abilities, yet – as with many insecure people – also is convinced of his own superiority. A passionate person, Gabriel has kept careful control over his emotions for his entire life. As the story progresses, Gabriel realizes that in doing this, he has essentially condemned himself to a "dead" existence. No additional sources cited.
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James Joyce's 'Araby' vs. Jane Rule's 'Inland Passage'
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A 5 page essay on the soul's journey in works by James Joyce and Jane Rule. The writer focuses on the idea of journey, delay and movement as the authors' means of reflecting the adoration the soul has for the ideal of quest. Bibliography cites 2 sources.
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James Joyce's 'Dubliners' & More
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Approximately 5 pages in total length. A collection of three short essays on various topics pertaining to James Joyces' 'The Dubliners' and works by Graham Greene and No Bibliography.
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James Joyce's 'Araby' / In A Boy's Dream
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A 5 page essay which examines the rite of passage of a boy's first crush and the religious and political symbolism that James Joyce uses in this short story. No additional sources cited.
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James Joyce's 'Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man'
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An 8 page paper exploring James Joyce's departure from traditional fiction in his modernist 1916 novel, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
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A Comparison of John Updike's "A & P" with James Joyce's "Araby"
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A 5 page comparison of these two exceptionally captivating works of fiction. Contends that John Updike excels in being able to take the works of classic literature and molding it into a more contemporary format and that this is what has occurred with "A & P". Indeed, "A & P" is just a retelling of James Joyce's "Araby". As would be expected, there are many common literary traits shared between John Updike's "A & P" and James Joyce's "Araby". Each focuses on the initiation of a young man to the trials and tribulations of life as well as the distinctions which exist between reality and fantasy. No additional sources are listed.
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James Joyce's 'Eveline'
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A 4 page paper featuring James Joyce's story, 'Eveline' from his short story collection, Dubliners (1914). It is a letter from Eveline to her father, explaining her reasons for wanting to leave home, her uncertainty as to where she should go and expresses being torn between desire and familial obligation. No additional sources cited.
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James Joyce's 'Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man' / Religion
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A 5 page paper showing how James Joyce's protagonist liberates himself from this spiritually-inhibiting worldview of Irish Catholicism and embarks on a lifetime adventure of self-discovery. The writer points out the tension between Stephen Dedalus's two names -- that of the Christian martyr, and the Greek mythologically credited with giving man the power of flight. No additional sources cited.
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John Updike's 'A & P' vs. James Joyce's 'Araby'
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5 pages in length. John Updike's A & P and James Joyce's Araby share many of the same literary traits, because the former is essentially a retelling of the latter. The primary focus of the two stories revolves around a young man who is compelled to decipher the different between cruel reality and the fantasies of romance that play in his head. That the man does, indeed, discover the difference is what sets him off into emotional collapse. The writer compares and contrasts the two stories. Bibliography lists 7 sources. A&Paraby.wps
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James Joyce’s “Ulysses” and Challenges to the Norms of Language
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This 8 page report discusses Joyce’s 1922 epic “Ulysses” and the various events of a single day in Dublin in June of 1904, and the focus on Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom, and Bloom’s wife, Molly. The report demonstrates the ways in which Joyce demonstrates his ability to challenge both the norms of the English language as well as the framework of the modern novel in terms of consciousness and understanding on the part of both the story’s characters and the readers of the novel. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Narrative Voice Of Gertrude Stein And James Joyce
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Narration is the crux and the foundation of storytelling. All stories are narrated in one form or another. This 10 page paper asserts that James Joyce, in his book, Ulysses and Gertrude Stein in the novella, Melanctha, use the device of 'unreliable' narrators or a mixture of first and third person; inner and outer narrators. The narrative voice and style changes according to the perspective necessitated by the circumstance. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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James Joyce Displays Grace Once Again
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This five-page-paper presents a discussion on the use of syntax, style and metaphors by James Joyce in his short story , "Grace". Bibliography lists five sources.
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D.H. Lawrence And James Joyce
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D.H. Lawrence's Sons And Lovers and James Joyce's A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man share a similarity between them that is central to understanding the protagonists. This 5 page paper argues that the metafictional endeavors of both of the main characters is to make claims for their autonomy. The inward analysis that each wallows in does not imply self-consciousness, but rather the belief in the significance of living as an individual. No additional sources are listed.
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James Joyce's "A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man"
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3 pages in length. The relationships between and among religion, politics, family and writing within the literary boundaries of James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" are wholly interconnected throughout the entire story. Stephen is no more able to abandon the oppressive hand of religion than he is can walk away from his family, inasmuch as the two entities are represented as single being. Clearly, the political ramifications of the author's writing twist together with issues of family and religion in order to comprise both the underlying and obvious social connotations. No additional sources cited.
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Paralysis in Literature: James Joyce
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A 5 page paper which discusses how various stories use the idea of paralysis. The stories presented for contrast and comparison are "Araby" "A Little Cloud" "The Dead" and "Eveline," all of which were written by James Joyce. Bibliography lists 3 additional sources.
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James Joyce's 'Araby' And Edwin Arlington Robinson's 'Miniver Cheevy': Conflict Between Reality And Dream
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5 pages in length. Edwin Arlington Robinson's 'Miniver Cheevy' and James Joyce's 'Araby' share many of the same literary traits, inasmuch as the primary focus of the two stories revolves around a man who is compelled to decipher the different between cruel reality and the fantasies that play inside their heads. That these characters do, indeed, discover the difference is what sets them off into emotional collapse. One of the main similarities between the two stories is the fact that the main characters, who are also the protagonists, have built up incredible -- yet unrealistic -- expectations of life, having focused upon the things they were quite unable to attain. The writer discusses how the expectation these men hold when the final ax of realization ultimately falls is what sends the final and crushing blow of reality: The rejection of life's finer aspects they suffer becomes far too great for either one of them to ultimately bear, casting each one into his own respective social withdrawal from the world around him. No additional sources cited.
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The Stories of James Joyce’s “Dubliners”
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A 13 page paper which examines theme, plot, and characters of all of the short stories compiled in James Joyce's 1914 novel, 'The Dubliners,' and also features a detailed analysis of the story, 'A Little Cloud.' Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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James Joyce’s “Ulysses” and the Commodification of Women
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A 10 page paper which discusses chapter 13 of James Joyce’s book “Ulysses” and discusses how the character of Gerty McDowell takes on the role of a woman by emulating the images presented in magazines and novels of the time. In discussing this aspect of the commodification of women, focusing on Irish society, the paper also implements Carl Marx’s work “Capital” and its address on issues of needs, wants, and commodities. No additional sources cited.
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Gender: James Joyce and Virginia Woolf
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A 5 page paper which discusses the various uses of gender in "The Dead" by James Joyce and "A Room of One's Own" by Virginia Woolf. Problems of human relationships are discussed in the context of the stories as well. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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James Joyce's Dubliners - Mrs. Mooney of The Boarding House
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In 3 pages, based on the story "The Boarding House," from James Joyce's "Dubliners," the author argues that Mrs. Mooney is a good mother trying to do what is best for her daughter. Several examples are given to support this theory. No other sources are cited.
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Hemingway vs. Joyce / 'Just Representations of Nature'
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A 5 page paper examining Samuel Johnson's opinion that no literature will endure the test of time except that which reveals and explores situations and characteristics that are recognizable, that most of us share, and that are common to people across the boundaries of time and space. The paper compares Ernest Hemingway's 'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place' and James Joyce's 'Araby' in view of Johnson's dictum, arguing that Hemingway's story fulfills the requirement better than Joyce's because its theme is more easily accessible to the general reader. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Joyce's 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' / Elements of Fiction
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A 5 page paper on Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, an early but extremely influential work by twentieth-century Irish writer James Joyce. The paper asserts that Joyce experimented heavily with alternative approaches to fictional elements in this novel, and in doing so, spawned an entire literary movement. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Obscenity and Vulgarity in Joyce and Carter
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A five page paper looking at the question of whether James Joyce’s Ulysses and Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber deserve to be considered obscene and vulgar. The paper concludes that Joyce’s use of vulgarity is a natural part of an otherwise life-affirming novel; Carter’s is merely intended to incite lust in the reader, and thus has no redeeming social value. No additional sources.
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Death, Politics, and Memory in Joyce’s “The Dead”
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A five page paper looking at the importance of these three themes in James Joyce’s classic short story. The paper maintains that Joyce views Ireland as a nation essentially dead, whose greatest power lays in its memories and imagination. Bibliography lists two sources.
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Images of Passion and Intellect in Joyce’s “The Dead”
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A 6 page paper looking at this classic story by James Joyce in terms of its complex use of imagery to connote death, life, and death-in-life. The paper argues that Joyce’s story depicts the clash of the Dionysian (passionate) and Apollonian (intellectual) ways of life. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Education in Joyce's "Portrait" and McBride's "Color of Water"
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A five page paper looking at James Joyce's "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and James McBride's "The Color of Water" in terms of their presentation of the importance of education. The paper concludes that education has the power to change lives that most people would have considered unpromising at best. No additional sources.
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James Joyce's "Araby"
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7 pages in length (Free 1 page outline also included). A discussion of symbolism and character in Joyce's novel in which the writer hypothesizes that Araby is essentially an initiation story recounting a young romantic's first bitter taste of reality. Bibliography lists 7 sources used to support assertions.
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Partners in Modernism / Lu Xun & James Joyce
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A 5 page paper comparing the famous Irish author with a Chinese writer less well-known in the United States, but just as influential in his own country as Joyce is in the English-speaking world. The paper illustrates the many uncanny parallels between these two authors. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Updike's A&P, Joyce's Araby, a Comparison
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A 5 page essay that analyzes similar short stories by John Updike and James Joyce. In his short story, A & P, John Updike appears to have intentionally patterned his narrative on the famous story by James Joyce, Araby. In each case, the protagonist is a young man, who is compelled by the circumstances of the story to face the differences between reality and his own adolescent notions of women and romance. No additional sources cited.
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James Joyce's "Ulysses"
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A five page paper discussing the degree to which Joyce's personal biography and historical times manifest themselves in this complex twentieth-century novel. The paper concludes that while "Ulysses" is not autobiographical in a literal sense, it replicates a slice of Dublin life and relates it to humanity as a whole. Bibliography lists four sources.
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James Joyce's "The Dead" And Virginia Woolf's "The Legacy": Relationships
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5 pages in length. Love is often not enough to sustain a relationship between two people, which has been effectively demonstrated in both The Dead and The Legacy. Joyce's Gabriel and Gretta Conroy and Woolf's Gilbert and Angela Clandon represent the epitome of disguise by existing within a relationship under the illusion of love. The writer discusses how the Conroy's and the Clandon's address the issue of marriage in very different ways. No additional sources cited.
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James Joyce's 'Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man' / Fascist
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A 9 page paper examining the presence of proto-fascism and its antithesis, humanism, in Joyce's first novel. The paper asserts that while it is not technically correct to search for examples of fascism in the book since the term did not exist at the time the novel was written, examples of this type of mentality can be fruitfully analyzed in contrast to the book's celebration of humanism. Bibliography lists ten sources.
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Time And Place In The Writing Of James Joyce
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The things that are most important to James Joyce are his family, community and the Ireland he loved so well. This 10 page paper asserts that in the three stories, A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man, Ulysses and Araby, the setting changes very little. There are different parts that highlight a certain time or place but, generally, they are defined within the style of writing that is particularly Joyce's. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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James Joyce/Imagery in Ulysses
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A 5 page essay on James Joyce's use of language and imagery in his novel Ulysses. This novel loosely (very loosely) follows the episodes created by Homer in his epic poem The Odyssey. The writer analyzes three chapters from Joyce's Ulysses and argues that, as far as language use is considered, it is similar to a prose poem. No additional sources cited.
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Love in Wilde, Joyce & Blake
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An 8 page paper looking at Oscar Wilde's urbane The Picture of Dorian Gray, James Joyce's modernist Dubliners, and William Blake's Romantic Songs of Innocence and Experience, in terms of the way each author depicted humanity's problem with love. The paper shows that all three authors felt society has impeded our ability to freely express love and establish intimacy with one another. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Joyce’s “Portrait” and “Ulysses”: the Growth of Stephen Dedalus
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A 10 page paper analyzing the character of Stephen Dedalus in these two novels by James Joyce. The paper points out that while Portrait shows how an oppressive upbringing can transform youthful talent into rebellion, Ulysses changes Stephen’s rebellion back into talent, and gives it a direction to go. Bibliography lists six sources.
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Maturation in Updike's "A & P" and Joyce's "Araby"
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A five page paper comparing these two stories by John Updike and James Joyce. Both stories show a young man thrown into conflict, ostensibly over a girl. However, in both cases, the deepest conflict comes from the young man's encounter with life itself, and his realization that he, as an individual, is no longer willing to try to meet the unrealistic expectations of his society. No additional sources.
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Paternity and Brotherhood in Joyce's "Finnegans Wake"
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An eight page paper looking at these dual themes in this celebrated and complex work by James Joyce. The paper shows how the relationship of Shem and Shaun to their father and to each other is reflected in both the Bible and Greek myth. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Inadequacy in Welty, Joyce, and Conrad
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A five page paper on three short stories: Eudora Welty's "Why I Live at the P.O.", Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer," and James Joyce's "Araby." The paper looks at different reactions to feelings of inadequacy, pointing out that it can cause us to strike out defensively; paralyze us from doing anything at all; or inspire us to change our behavior for the better. No additional sources.
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Freud Explains Joyce’s “Portrait of the Artist”
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A five page paper looking at James Joyce’s coming-of-age novel in terms of Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents. The paper concludes that the reason young Stephen has so much difficulty fitting into society is that he cannot sublimate his artistic individuality into socially-acceptable channels. No additional sources.
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Joseph Conrad's 'Heart Of Darkness' Vs. James Joyce's 'Portrait..' / Sensitive Heroes
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A 6 page essay that affirms that Marlow in Heart of Darkness and Daedelus in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man are heroes today even though they were not considered heroes when the original works were published. No additional sources cited.
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John Updike’s “A&P” and James Joyce’s “Araby” -- Changes in the Main Characters:
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This 5 page report discusses how the two main characters of each short story are changed by their arm’s-length adoration of a girl. While both of the stories are about boys' fantasies of girls, the changes the characters experience because of their fascinations are radically different. One is made bold while the other becomes bitter. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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"Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce
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5 pages in length. This story is deeply fraught with meaning and religious frustration. The young protagonist, Stephen, as the main character of the book is torn between what he should do and what others think he should do. The reader is swept up in Stephen's agonizing over his decision. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Homer's 'Odyssey' and James Joyce's 'Ulysses' as Epics
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An eight page paper discussing how these two very different works can be both classified as epics. The paper defines the term epic and shows how both works define the character of a nation. Bibliography lists six sources.
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Comparative Analysis of James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues," Kate Chopin's "The Awakening," and Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
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A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts the nature of the conflict in "The Awakening" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been," how and why sex is used in the development of these stories of women coming of age; and also compares and contrasts "The Awakening" with "Sonny's Blues" to consider the role of an artist coping with the complex problems of contemporary society. No additional sources are used.
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A Short Biography of James Joyce
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A two page biography of the author, together with several very short reviews of stories in his anthology "Dubliners." Bibliography lists five sources.
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James Joyce's "A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man": Author's Insight And Style
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3 pages in length. The writer discusses two separate excerpts as they relate to the author's insight and style. No additional sources cited.
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Class Struggle In Four Multicultural Authors
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A 5 page paper looking at the works of James Joyce, Lu Xun, Mahasweta Devi, and Pramoedya Ananta Toer, in terms of how these authors reflect class stratifications within their respective cultures. Stories mentioned are Joyce's 'Araby,' Lu Xun's 'My Old Home,' Devi's 'Breast-Giver,' and Toer's 'Inem.' Bibliography lists two additional sources.
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The Dead- but Glowing
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(5pp) Compares the James Joyce short story with John Houston's 1987 movie of the same name. Joyce has written a subtle quiet story reflecting the maturing love of two individuals within a historic framework. Distancing this relationship within a time frame and place - the Irish countryside at Christmas --allows us to more readily deal with the intimacy and the varying shifts of love which the story –on the page and on film—present. Bibliography lists 4 sources. SOURCES FOLLOW TEXT
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Eveline; A Tale of Psychological Paralysis
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This 6 page paper looks at James Joyce's story of Eveline in his book 'Dubliners'. Her story is typical of many of Joyce's women, dependant on men, unable to determine their own course in life and condemned to servitude by their own inability to act. This paper considers in what ways she was suffering from psychological paralysis and the causes of that condition. Quotes are used from the story to emphasise the points raised. The MLA style bibliography cites 1 source.
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Examples of Consciousness Mirrored
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This 5 page report discusses Henry James’ “The Mirror of Consciousness” and the idea that characters are only as interesting as their reactions to the situations in which they find themselves. Two examples are presented by James Joyce’s story “Araby” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Traps in History
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(3 pp) Author, James Baldwin claims that, 'James Joyce is right about history being a nightmare—but it may be the history from which no one can awaken. People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.' Malcolm X and Elie Wiesel are used as examples as well as the writer's personal history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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James Joyce/Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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A 5 page essay that analyzes Joyce's coming-of-age novel from the standpoint of the protagonist's relationship to religion. No additional sources cited.
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James Joyce/Food in Ulysses
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A 5 page essay that considers the question: "what would be on the menu for a dinner centered around the foods used in James Joyce's Ulysses?" In answer to this, the writer discusses how Joyce uses food symbolism in this novel before listing the foods that might be included at such a meal. No additional sources cited.
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The 'Feminine Principle' In Four Multicultural Authors
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A 6 page paper looking at the strength of the woman's perspective in four works from all over the world: James Joyce's 'Araby,' Chinua Achebe's 'Things Fall Apart,' Ding Ling's 'When I Was in Xia Village,' and Pramoedya Ananta Toer's 'Inem'. The paper concludes that of those stories discussed, the female principle is strongest in Achebe's African story because his women seem to have the strongest support system and strongest sense of self. Bibliography lists two sources.
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Literary Modernism
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A 5 page paper discussing this discipline. The paper presents a definition of the term (in short, a break with tradition and a search for new forms of expression), supported with examples from Yeats' 'Sailing to Byzantium' and 'Among School Children;' T.S. Eliot's 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock;' Camus' 'The Guest;' and James Joyce's 'The Dead,' from The Dubliners. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Theme, Setting, Symbols, and Character in Well-Known Works of Literature
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This 11 page report discusses a number of well-known literary works that offer a broad range of styles and concepts relating to the 19th and 20th century literary experience. Authors considered are Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Joyce, William Faulkner, Henrik Ibsen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, poet Elizabeth Bishop and brief references to William Shakespeare’s “Othello” and Robert Burns’ “Red, Red Rose.” Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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A Poetic View Of Women
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The relationship between men and women can be confusing - for the people involved in a relationship, for those who interact outside of a relationship and for the observer. This 5 page paper examines Matthew Arnold's poem, Dover Beach; Shakespeare's Sonnet number eighteen and James Joyce's short story, Araby for clues as to how men and women relate to one another. No additional sources are listed.
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The More We Globalize The More We Stay Apart
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This five-page-paper presents the topic of alienation as depicted by D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, and Doris Lessing. The way each author incorporated the topic in a book and the cause of the alienation are all discussed. Bibliography lists three sources.
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A Boy's First Encounter with Death
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3 pages in length. As children, we are always curious and not a little scared of the vast mystery surrounding death. In James Joyce's book Dubliners, in "The Sisters" we find a story that is a valid portrayal of a young man's first encounter with death. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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History as Nightmare
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a 3 page paper which examines the quote (James) "Joyce is right about history being a nightmare--But it may be the nightmare from which no one can awaken. People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them" made by J. Baldwin.
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The Defining Features of the Literature of the Modernist Period
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This 9 page paper explores the transition in literature to the modernist period. This paper considers the representative elements in early modernist literature by assessing the writings of authors in the late 19th century and early 20th century. This paper integrates a view of the authorship of Conrad, James, Joyce, Wells, and Woolf, and relates common components of their literary development, characters, themes and symbolism. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Circe and The Lestrygonians
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5 pages. In James Joyce's great novel Ulysses, are two chapters which are the topic of this paper. The focus herein is on Chapter Eight, The Lestrygonians, and Chapter Fifteen, Circe. Each one will be analyzed and discussed separately herein. Bibliography lists 1 sources.
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Male And Female Characters
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This 5 page paper explores the characters and relationships in James Joyce's short story, Araby, Edgar Allen Poe's Ligeia and William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily in terms of gender. No additional sources are listed.
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Homoerotics in "Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man"
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A 5 page paper which examines the existence of homoerotics and homosexuality in James Joyce's "Portrait of an Artist as Young Man." Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.
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Joyce & Updike/Araby & A&P
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A 6 page essay that contrasts and compares John Updike's short story "A&P" with James Joyce's "Araby" and the roles plays by the girls in each story. The writer discusses how the boys projected their own fantasies onto the girls. No additional sources cited.
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James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”
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This 6 page report discusses Joyce’s 1916 novel and the ways in which its main character, Stephen, wrestles with the idea of becoming an artist, what an artists must be, and how an artist evolves.The questions regarding becoming an artist that Stephen deals with are similarly universal -- doubt, fearfulness, mistrust, and an almost arrogant sort of determination. No secondary sources.
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James Joyce's "Dubliners": A Chapter Of His Country's Moral History
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5 pages in length. James Joyce's Dubliners provides a unique insight into the relationships among the men, women, society and the obligations faced by them all, supplying a significantly understanding of the moral history of the author's country. By studying the myriad stories, readers soon realize that the moral perspective of Joyce's characters reflects quite a number of various intents. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Love in Literature
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This 5 page paper considers the different ways that love is portrayed in short stories. Looking at Winter Dreams by F. Scott Fitzgerald, How to Talk to a Hunter by Pam Houston, Araby by James Joyce, The Horse Dealer's Daughter by D.H. Lawrence, and Lust by Susan Minot. The paper considers the contrasts and the similarities between the different stories. The bibliography cites 1 source.
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"Eveline" by James Joyce
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A 6 page paper which presents a general overview of James Joyce's short story "Eveline." Eveline, despite the fact that her family life was somewhat dysfunctional, was afraid to take the final step and move on with the life which was offered her. She was typical of individuals who feel they are not prepared to live a life away from those who possess the control and power. Eveline also presents us with a picture of one who may never be ready or prepared to be independent. No additional sources cited.
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