Sunday, January 19, 2020

Essay --

James Joyce’s novel, ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’, is a classic example of a kà ¼ntslerroman, a type of a bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story, which focuses on the maturation of an artist. The theme of Stephen Daedalus’ intellectual development as an artist recurs throughout this narrative by way of the recollection of his memories and the sensory descriptions he is able to provide. The cultivation of Stephen’s art is evidenced by his growing fascination with words and stories, Though Stephen’s artistic prowess and interests do not seem to be confined to just one denomination, evidenced by the way that he creates songs out of conversations, â€Å"Pull out his eyes, / Apologise†¦Ã¢â‚¬ (2), he seems to appreciate words more than anything else. Evidence of this pattern emerges in the first passage of the novel, when Stephen recalls Simon Daedalus, his father, relating to him the story of a â€Å"moocow that was down along the road† and â€Å"a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo†(1). Though the first chapter is characterized by an incompressible pattern of flow, like that of a child’s mind, St...

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