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  • Ulysses - 1558 Words
    Theme of false fatherhood Stephen, like Telemachus, is rather obsessed with ideas of paternity and this establishes a further link to Homer's work and provides the basis for the eventual Bloom-Dedalus relationship. The false father theme is reinforced in this chapter by the many references to Shakespeare, especially to Hamlet, and these are developed at length in "Scylla and Charybdis." Already in "Telemachus," Decay Through Stephen's imagination at work, the themes of maternity and decay...
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  • Ulysses - 870 Words
    Erin Weddle English 1302-1229 Professor Kyle March 19, 2013 Ulysses The poem Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson is a dialogue spoken by the character Ulysses, expressing his boredom of his home land of Ithaca and his desire to continue sailing the sea. Ulysses has been home for some time and, he realizes being with his family and ruling his people is not enough for him; he wants more. He knows that he is getting old, so he wants to travel before his time runs out. Throughout this poem, Ulysses is...
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  • Ulysses - 395 Words
    How would you describe the speaker's tone in "Ulysses"? In Ulysses, written by Alfred Lord Tennyson, is a poem giving courage and hope. In this poem, the desire of Tennyson to reach out further more than he can, and to get away from the same everyday life are expressed. The tone of the speaker in Ulysses is not soothing but forcing for the hope. This can be seen from the end of the poem, “Come, my friends,/ ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world./Push off, and sitting wll in order smite”...
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  • Ulysses - 676 Words
    This poem is written as a dramatic monologue: the entire poem is spoken by a single character, whose identity is revealed by his own words. The lines are in blank verse, or unrhymed iambic pentameter, which serves to impart a fluid and natural quality to Ulysses’s speech. Many of the lines are enjambed, which means that a thought does not end with the line-break; the sentences often end in the middle, rather than the end, of the lines. The use of enjambment is appropriate in a poem about...
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  • Ulysses - 1299 Words
    “Ulysses” by Lord Alfred Tennyson Lord Alfred Tennyson presents to us in the poem “Ulysses” an old sailor, a warrior and a king who is in retrospection on his experiences of a lifetime of travel. Ulysses old age and strong will causes him to be restless and unable to be comfortable at home. He chooses a life of travel over his family because that is what he knows best. Because of his faults, we identify with his character. As a result, Ulysses attempts to go on to face a new but familiar...
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  • ulysses - 1683 Words
    For Tennyson, the most evident mode of comparison between both figures is that they are both leaders. It becomes evident in the poem that Tennyson sees both figures as leaders of Ithaca. Ulysses is the traditional leader of the island, while Telemachus has been elevated to a point where he is now leader, as well. Yet, it is here where there is some pivot. In his words, Ulysses sees Telemachus as more equipped to handle the administrative and more practical elements of leadership on the...
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  • Ulysses pdf - 383 Words
    Ulysses PETAL: Age should not deter of be a barrier for one’s desire to discover. Ulysses is a monologue written by Lord Alfred Tennyson about an old adventure whole scaled the world with courage and never backed down to another quest. He is bored with life as an elderly and aspires to venture for the rest of his life until he dies. This is shown when he is speaking in his monologue when he says to himself “I cannot rest from travel, I will drink”. This emphasise his endurance and his longing...
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  • The Odyssey and Ulysses - 273 Words
    The Odysseus we know from the epic poem The Odyssey is very different emotionally than the same character described by Alfred Lord Tennyson (under a different name) in his poem Ulysses. Tennyson's Ulysses is melancholy about the state of his home and wishes to return to the open sea, while Homer's Odysseus is happy to return home after twenty long years on the seas. Tennyson's Ulysses describes "how dull it is to pause, to make an end" and how he wishes for excitement, adventure, and "new...
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  • Ulysses Tennyson - 1993 Words
    YEDITEPA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE JAMES JOYSE, ‘ULYSSES’ Theory cource paper Submitted to ADRIANA RADUCANU Done by Dildora Azizova Aims and methods: Introduction A background information of James Joyce The secret of Ulysses Analysing the poem with cultural studies and poststructuralism Conclusion James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish novelist, noted for his experimental use of language in such works as Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939)....
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  • Ulysses and Joyce - 142103 Words
    Special thanks. This year I had the opportunity to study abroad for three months. I stayed in Dublin, a city were one of the most important modernist writers was born: James Joyce. Thanks to the Erasmusprogramme I could go over there to explore ‘James Joyce City.’ I found lots and lots of interesting material, and could linger in the streets were Joyce lingered when he was only a little boy… It is logical that I have chosen Dubliners as topic for my final thesis. With this thesis I will...
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  • Ulysses Essay - 1763 Words
    Epic Greatness Ulysses, written by Lord Alfred Tennyson, assigns Ulysses as the speaker throughout the entire poem. Despite Ulysses’ ending years, Ulysses is gravely desperate for another opportunity to continue in his exploration and adventure, his inadvertently self-declared life’s purpose. Ulysses is not ready to cease his soul’s desires and he intends to make the absolute most of what remains. “Though much is taken, much abides; and though We are not now that strength which in old days...
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  • Hope in Ulysses - 6383 Words
    Ulysses challenges its readers to keep up with changing narrators, perpetually modulating language and constantly evolving characters whose inner monologues and reminiscences depict a psychologically rich journey. This groundbreaking novel, if viewed as a traditional narrative, walks slowly, giving the reader time to establish his or her own relationship with the story. What emerges is whatever the reader puts of herself into it or seeks to get out of it. Though the action is little there...
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  • Interior Monologue in Ulysses - 2035 Words
    The similarities between Joyce’s Ulysses and Homer’s Odyssey are unmistakable even from Joyce’s choice of title as Ulysses is the Latin derivative of Odysseus the hero portrayed in Homer’s Odyssey. Adding to the comparisons between the two are the numerous characters portrayed throughout Joyce’s novel as they are a direct modernised parallel to those depicted in Homer’s poem. Joyce’s character Leopold Bloom is a mirror image to Homer’s Odysseus as is Odysseus’s son Telemachus interpreted...
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  • "Ulysses" by Alfred Tennyson - poem
    Ulysses is a poem that shows the struggles and triumphs of a man that has suffered, endured and conquered all that has been put before him. Throughout the poem, we can see his character building as he reminisces on his life and what he would like his future to be. Ulysses finds himself and who he wants to be, and learns how to use that towards his future goals. Ulysses is aware of the fact that he will die soon as indicated in line 43 "When I am gone. He works his work, I mine." He is aware that...
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  • Ulysses and Elpinor's soliloquy - 1142 Words
    Who Defines Heroism? The different visions of heroism presented in Tennyson’s “Ulysses” and Brent MacLaine’s “Elpinor’s Soliloquy” Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses” and Brent MacLaine’s “Elpinor’s Soliloquy” in Athena Becomes a Swallow are two poems that convey visions of heroism in entirely different ways. Both stories give different perspectives on the difference between average life and heroic life. Tennyson’s “Ulysses” focuses on the heroic life whereas MacLaine’s “Elpinor’s...
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  • Mutability in Tennyson's Ulysses - 1039 Words
    The theme of mutability is revealed in Tennyson's "Ulysses" as Ulysses struggles to rebel against time. Tennyson reveals this theme through the use of tone, similes, metaphors, imagery and setting. He uses a confidant nostalgic tone to help develop this theme as the speaker reminisces on triumphant times past. Comparisons to the stars and to the horizon throughout the poem are effective in emphasizing the mutability of time. Tennyson also uses imagery to demonstrate the effect that time has...
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  • My Last Duchess and Ulysses
    Although they are famous works by two different famous poets, "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning and "Ulysses" by Alfred Lord Tennyson share many similarities. Both poems are examples of dramatic monologues, in that they consist entirely of the speech of the main character. As a result they both have very few stanzas. "My Last Duchess" is set in Italy during the Renaissance period. In this poem the Duke is talking to his prospective father-in-law's servant about a painting of his former wife....
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  • ulysses as a dramatic monologue - 1007 Words
     V.Jeya shibi I MA English literature Victorian literature-12PENC14 ULYSSES AS A DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE A Dramatic monologue is a lyric poem in which a single imaginary speaker or a historical personage expresses his thoughts and feelings to an imaginary silent audience. The dramatic monologue as we understand it today "is a lyric poem in which the speaker addresses a silent listener, revealing himself in the context of a dramatic situation"...
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  • Alter Egos of Ulysses - 1056 Words
    Ulysses’ Alter Egos In the poem, “Ulysses,” Lord Alfred Tennyson presents a hero of split characteristics. He is torn between two conflicting egos—one a heroic leader who exhibits noble and righteous virtue and other a ruthless and cunning character who threatens to destroy him and those who follow. The poem consists of four verse paragraphs. The tone, syntax, diction, and structure alter from verse paragraph to the next as his moods swing. The second and fourth verses focus on Ulysses’...
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  • Analysis of Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson
    'Ulysses' by Alfred Lord Tennyson is an example of dramatic monologue, which consists of the speech of the protagonist, influenced by a critical situation, directed toward a silent audience. The narrator is the man in the title, an Ancient Greek hero talking about his loathing of his regal position and his wish to travel again before his impending death. In this poem, Tennyson presents him as an old sailor, a warrior and a king who is in retrospection on his experiences of a lifetime of travel....
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  • Poetic treatments of journey in Tennyson s Ulysses and Dickinsons Because I could not stop for death
    English Literature written exercise on Tennyson and Dickinson Task: Compare and contrast these two different poetic treatments of the idea of journey. Focus on subject matter, compositional techniques including narrative voice and structure, style (especially choice of language) and what you take to be the authors’ values and intentions. Length: 1200-1500 words. Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death”, and Lord Alfred Tennyson’s “Ulysses” are two vastly different...
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  • "The Final Adventure"-- comparative essay on two poems: "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas
    The Final Adventure The child crept closer to the strange bed. So many bizarre machines and tubes. Her mother was crying, but her mother's mother was dying. The child doesn't know what to think, it this good or bad? Her mother said it was good, that Grandma had been sick and this will make her suffering end. But if this is so good, why is everyone crying? This is the scene in many children's lives that cause them to begin pondering the importance of death. Some children never stop wondering...
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  • James Joyce - 1784 Words
    James Joyce James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882. He was born in Dublin, Ireland. James Joyce's parents were, Mary Jane Joyce and John Joyce. His family was a mid-class family, his dad had many different unsuccessful jobs and his mother was an extremely talented piano player. His best subjects in school throughout his whole life were philosophy and languages. In college many of his school papers were published in newspapers and magazines.When James graduated school in 1902 he left...
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  • Fdgdfgdfg - 428 Words
    The poems Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson and Epitaph by Sir Walter Raleigh, both share the universal issues of their liminal journey from life to death and beyond. I believe that these universal issues resonate beyond the texts, because they discuss topics that have been relevant for thousands of years such as religion and also address the question so frequently asked by men over time, what becomes of one after death? The poem Epitaph written by Sir Walter Raleigh, begins by discussing his...
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  • Alfred Lord Tennyson Research Paper
    Hayes, Sless 1 Danny Hayes and Julian Sless Mr. Bruner English 9 B 4/5/10 Alfred Lord Tennyson Facing with many hardships throughout his life, Tennyson used “Ulysses” to express his feelings about “going forward and braving the struggle of life” (Napierkowski 277). Tennyson’s father’s death in 1831 forced him to return home to take care of his family’s needs. During this time he struggled from poverty and his two brother’s mental illnesses. Although he faced these problems,...
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  • James Joyce Background Information
    James Joyce Essay: First Two Pages James Joyce, author of “Araby,” “Eveline,” and Ulysses, attempts to correct the way of life in his home town of Dublin, Ireland, through his works. He does this through the theme of coming of age and recurring religious allusions in “Araby”. Additionally, Joyce talks about family in “Eveline” through the themes of escape and betrayal. In Ulysses, he uses stream of consciousness to depict the importance of a father by rewriting Homer’s The Odyssey. James Joyce...
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  • dgsdgsd - 351 Words
    An Outline of Analysis of a Text from “A Portrait…” by J.Joyce 1. An intriguing introduction with a promise of the things which you are going to dwell upon (The book is a quest of oneself). 2. A summary of the book from which the fragment analyzed has been chosen. 3. A summary of the fragment chosen for analysis. 4. Division of the text into conceptual parts. 5. General slant of the text from part to part (uneven, changeable; initially it is impressionistically reflexive, meditative and...
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  • Hades Essay - 1353 Words
    Truth be told, Joyce’s novel Ulysses contains the work of a lifetime. Although not always easy to understand, the novel is created so that readers have to search throughout the novel to find answers. With a fascination for the supernatural and the macabre, “Hades” was by far the most intriguing chapter to analyse. Not only do we get a glimpse of Joyce’s idea of Hell, but also Bloom’s descent, and escape, from the Underworld. All great heroes must undergo a journey. However, a hero’s voyage...
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  • The Charge of the Light Brigade - 1311 Words
    The Charge of the Light Brigade Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade”, is one that triggers so many emotions, both good and bad. When I read this poem, I felt inspired and sad, motivated and angry, all at once. This poem was so powerful that I read it again just because of how captivated I was by it. In this poetic analysis, I will explain Tennyson’s background and the story of the poem, themes that I noticed, stylistic form, critical opinions, and the emotions that...
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  • Portrait - 5725 Words
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in the town of Rathgar, near Dublin, Ireland. He was the oldest of ten children born to a well-meaning but financially inept father and a solemn, pious mother. Joyce's parents managed to scrape together enough money to send their talented son to the Clongowes Wood College, a prestigious boarding school, and then to Belvedere College, where Joyce excelled as an actor and writer. Later, he attended University...
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  • Guitar Highway Rose Critical Essay
    Select a character from Brigid Lowry’s Guitar Highway Rose and, based upon evidence from the txt, the lesson that we, as readers, learn from their journey. Introduction Brigid Lowry’s novella, ‘Guitar Highway rose’ is based on two teenagers that decide to run away on a journey up the coast of Australia, freedom is the key exploration for their disappearance. The purpose of this essay is to gain information on what we have learnt from this novel, Asher’s Journey. The way, in which Lowry has...
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    HOW DOES TENNYSON TELL THE STORY IN ‘ULYSSES’? ‘Ulysses’ is written in the form of a dramatic monologue. This form strongly involves the reader with no sense of distancing. Instead, the reader feels as if they are one of his “mariners” in the story who have “toil’d, and wrought, and thought” with him. The poem opens with the voice of Ulysses perturbed by his “dull” life. The choice of the apathetic word, “idle” in the opening line, immediately creates a sense of his tedious role in which...
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  • Peter de Vooged`S Article on “Dubliners”
    Peter de Vooged`s article on “Dubliners” Peter de Voogd concentrates in his article on the possibilities of visualisation in a reading of the text of “Dubliners”. Different visualizations of reading can be observed, when film directors cast the actors for a character who can be imagined totally different by another reader of the script. De Voogd mentions the James Joyce was aware of these visual aspects and manipulated his readers` visualisations. On reason for this is his interest in the...
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  • Woolf and Joyce Comparison - 3481 Words
    "I have read 200 pages [of Ulysses] so far," Virginia Woolf writes in her diary for 16 August 1922, and reports that she has been "amused, stimulated, charmed[,] interested ... to the end of the Cemetery scene." As "Hades" gives way to "Aeolus," however, and the novel of character and private sensibility yields to a farrago of styles, she is "puzzled, bored, irritated, & disillusioned"--by no grand master of language, in her characterization, but "by a queasy undergraduate scratching his...
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  • Alfred Tennyson, often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry.
    The Victorian age was an age where many changes occurred socially, economically, and industrially. People began to explore into areas such as the earth, the human body, and how to benefit the daily lives of individuals. English literature was also something that was beginning to be developed. Historically, it began when Queen Victoria was anointed to the thrown in 1837 and brought a new prosperity to England. She held the throne for 63 years which is the longest monarch to hold the...
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  • Character of A Happy Warrior - 1053 Words
    ENG 2320 11/15/2013 Character of the Happy Warrior by William Wordsworth ‘Character of the Happy Warrior’ is a poem written by William Wordsworth in which the characteristics possessed by a warrior are described. Wordsworth is an eighteenth century poet and published this in 1850. According to me, Professor Hammett should include this poem in his syllabus next time he teaches ENG 2320 because; the students will learn more about importance of nationalism during the Romanticism, also this...
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  • Synopsis, Analysis, Commentary and Philosophical Implications the Dead, from the Dubliners, by James Joyce.
    James Joyce, The Dead from “Dubliners” «[…] He thought of how she who lay beside him had locked in her heart for so many years that image of her lover's eyes when he had told her that he did not wish to live.» James Joyce (Dublin, February 1882 – Zurich, Jenuary 1941) is an Irish writer who has depicted Dublin in his collection of short stories “Dubliners” (London, 1914), and who has revolutioned narrative style and techinques with his mature work “Ulysses” (Paris, 1922). Even though...
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  • Julia Margaret Cameron - 732 Words
    Artist Analysis #1 Julia Margaret Cameron, one of photography’s greatest portraitists of all time, is still known today for her talent in capturing the soul of her subjects in her photographs. Her vivid portraits brought to life the personality within the people, contrary to all of the other portraitists of this time. Born in June of 1815 in Calcutta, British India, Julia Margaret Cameron would not pick up her knack for photography until 1863, at the age of 48. Cameron was given her first...
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  • Catcher in the Rye - 1451 Words
    Professor English 101 14 April 2014 The Catcher in the Rye Controversial Classic The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger has been one of the biggest sources of contention in American literature since its first publication as a novel in 1951. The author himself has proven to be an elusive creature, not writing much of lasting value after the publication of his first novel, granting interviews extremely infrequently, and eventually allowing himself to fade away from the public eye. Yet the...
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  • essay on alienation in joyce - 1477 Words
    Alienation in Joyce’s novel is also depicted in many other forms, as we can see early in the book from his exclusion as young boy. Even the very first sentence of the novel could be interpreted as having modernist connotations, “Once upon a time and a very long time ago it was…,” Perhaps a link through a figure of speech to the nostalgic image of tradition in the face of modernism and moving onwards, a foresight into the aim and ideas that will be played out in the book. It is at Clongowes that...
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  • English - Courage - 1469 Words
    It might be said: Courage No one is born with courage, but rather born with the potential to be courageous. Courage is not always an act of great bravery, but can also be expressed in the most average day to day actions. But when death is staring into your eyes, only a handful of people can persevere through the hardships and challenges using the courage in their hearts. Courage is being scared to death...and saddling up anyway. Many composers portray courage in the presence of death,...
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  • Happy Prince - 1928 Words
    The Stream of Consciousness Novel -- M. H. Abrams, -- Malcolm Bradbury and James Macfarlane “Stream of Consciousness” was a phrase used by William James in his Principles of Psychology (1890) to describe the unbroken flow of perceptions, thoughts and feelings in the working mind. According to James, “consciousness does not appear to itself cut up...
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  • Boigraphy of Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.[2] Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears" and "Crossing the Bar". Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses, although In Memoriam A.H.H. was...
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  • James Joyce Annotated Bibliography
    Joyce's modernistic view of Dublin society permeates all of his writings. The Irish experiences account for a large portion of Joyce's writings. Stephen Dedalus is sometimes Joyce's pseudonym and represents Joyce and his life in Joyce's works. Joyce plays a crucial role in the modernist movement in literature. Some of the well known innovative techniques used by Joyce are symbolism, realism and stream-of consciousness. James Joyce's writings contain autobiographical matter and display his view...
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  • Lord Alfred Tennyson as a Victorian
    Tennyson as a Victorian The Victorian age was an age where many changes occurred socially, economically, and industrially. People began to explore into areas such as the earth, the human body, and how to benefit the daily lives of individuals. English literature was also something that was beginning to be developed. People's thoughts and ideas also changed with the development of the country. The peoples' ideas became more free and they accepted change more easily, yet not everybody wanted...
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  • Po Trait of an Artist as a Young Man
    Spring K | St. John | AP LIT A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Q&A Part I 1. Simon Dedalus and John Casey argue with Dante Riordan, a devout supporter of the priests who disowned Charles Parnell over his adultery with Kitty O’Shea. Dedalus and Casey feel that the church and the state should be separated, that religion should not be an influence in the subject of politics. Dante, on the other hand, sees the priests as God’s representatives, saying that it was right...
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  • A Shape to Fill the Lack: as I Lay Dying, by Willian Faulkner
    One of Faulkner's central themes in the novel is the limitation of language. From the inability of the characters to communicate with one another, to Addie's singular distrust of words, to the unlikely vocabulary the characters employ in their narration, Faulkner explores the inadequacy of language to express thought and emotion. Many characters communicate only through platitudes. As a result, they create misunderstanding rather than understanding between people. Through the varying...
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  • Individuality in a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    One of the most notable features of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the use of Stephen as the main character, as well as a sort of literary device. Joyce, whose life so acutely resembles Stephen's, gives the character the surname "Dedalus," after the fabulous artificer of Greek mythology. As Stephen tires of his "borrowed" Irish culture, he starts to compare himself to the original Daedalus, who built wings for himself to escape the prison of King Minos of Crete. Like...
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  • Introduction to European Culture - 1784 Words
    INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN CULTURE Gas from a burner I. Influence on the work James Joyce is born on February 2nd, 1882 in Rathgar, a suburb of the South of Dublin, in a catholic family. The exuberant and unstable personality of his father, John Joyce, alternately medical student, champion of rowing, singer, comedian, politics fanatic, secretary, worker and tax inspector, big drinker, contrasts with her mother, Mary Jane Murray, especially worried to stay up her lodging house and...
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  • Analysis of My Last Duchess and Ulyssis
    “My Last Duchess" is a vivid and striking monologue written in 1842. This poem represents the first part of the joint pieces called "Italy and France". The poem consists of twenty eight rhyming couplets that are, in my mind, dominated by iambic pentameter. Robert Browning main tool to use in the poem is breaking the lines for regular and irregular pauses. This tool makes the poem very easy and enjoyable to read, and creates easy conversational flow. The poem begins with the line "Ferrara"....
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  • Literary Analysis Eveline - 1112 Words
    Literary Analysis ENG 101 Professor Blinder Jonathan Relvas James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, just south of Dublin in a wealthy suburb called Rathgar. The Joyce family was initially well off as Dublin merchants with bloodlines that connected them to old Irish nobility in the country. James’ father, John Joyce, was a fierce Irish Catholic patriot and his political and religious influences are most evident in Joyce’s two key works A Portrait as a Young Man and...
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  • A Lesson Before Dying: an Examination of a Prodigious Storyteller
    A Lesson Before Dying: An Examination of a Prodigious Storyteller A good novel entertains the reader. An excellent novel entertains and enlightens the reader. Set in a Cajun community in the late 1940’s, A Lesson Before Dying is a heart-warming tale of injustice, acceptance and redemption. A Lesson Before Dying by Earnest J. Gaines is an excellent novel. Not only does Gaines inform the reader, he entertains will his effective storytelling. His use of symbolism, voice and stylistic devices keeps...
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  • Atonement Compared to Poems - 737 Words
    Atonement Essay Ian McEwan’s novel Atonement contains many obscure thematic elements. McEwan employs a number of themes found in some English romantic poems. For example, in Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses,” a comparison is drawn to Briony’s novel that suggests that death is not the end of life. In Percy Bysshe Shelly’s “England in 1819,” the dying king compares to Briony in that they both live in shame, constantly seeking atonement. In Atonement, Ian McEwan creates themes that coincide...
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  • Stream of Consciousness Novel - 1102 Words
    The Development of the ‘Stream-of-Consciousness’ Technique in Modernist English Fiction (with Special Reference to the Contributions of James Joyce and Virginia Woolf) Arpan Adhikary The term ‘stream of consciousness’ as applied in literary criticism to designate a particular mode of prose narrative was first coined by philosopher William James in his book Principles of Psychology (1890) to describe the uninterrupted flow of perceptions, memories and thoughts in active human psyche. As a...
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  • Literary Analysis: James Joyce
    James Joyce and “Araby” The uses of poses and style in Joyce’s writing have been critically acclaimed throughout the world. He has been praised for his experiments with language, symbolism, and his use of stream of consciousness. He is still considered one of the great writers of his time. The view of James Joyce has been immortalized through his personal history, interpretations of his stories, and is well analyzed by the literary community. “James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, the...
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  • Features of Modernism - 693 Words
    1) Modernism is marked by a strong and intentional break with tradition. This break includes a strong reaction against established religious, political, and social views. And in the novel "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce Stephen Dedalus discovers his own path in life. It is not satisfactory for him merely to follow the pattern of life laid out for him by family, religion, and culture. He is against the whole world. He rejects the church and loses his religious faith. This...
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  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is above all a portrait of Stephen Dedalus. It is through Stephen that we see his world, and it is his development from sensitive child to rebellious young man that forms the plot of the novel.

    There are many Stephens, often contradictory. He is fearful yet bold, insecure yet proud, lonely and at the same time afraid of love. One Stephen is a romantic who daydreams of swashbuckling heroes and virginal heroines. The other is a realist at home on...
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  • The Comparison of George Moore and James Joyce
    The Comparison of George Moore and James Joyce Ireland is best known for its unique culture, the accent, the green beer, and the music. But it is also known for its diverse literature and writers. Over the years there have been many different writers with their own sense of styles and their personal views of Ireland. There are many writers, such as James Joyce, Roddy Doyle, Edna O’Brien, George Moore, and Frank O’Conner who all came from different places in Ireland or even moved out of...
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  • Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
    Every child becomes an adult—a boy to a man, a girl to a woman. In the novel, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, published in 1916 by an Irish writer, James Joyce illustrates the protagonist, Stephen Dedalus, and his journey to seek for identity. While the title of the novel insinuates that the protagonist is going to become an artist, the novel also portrays Stephen’s sense of isolation that comes from the ambiguity and bewilderment that he experiences with his family, society, and country....
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  • Nothing Gold Can Stay Paper
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