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English III James Joyce an Irish novelist and poet grew up near Dublin James Joyce is one of the most influential novelists of the 20th century In each of his prose works he used symbols to experience what he called an epiphany the revelation of certain revealing qualities about himself His early writings reveal individual moods and characters and the plight of Ireland and the Irish artist in the 1900s Later works reveal a man in all his complexity as an artist and in family aspects Joyce is known for his style of writing called stream of consciousness Using this technique he ignored ordinary sentence structure and attempted to reproduce the ramblings of the human mind Many of his works were influenced by his life in Ireland as an artist He was influenced by three main factors in his life his childhood and parents his homeland of Dublin Ireland and the Roman Catholic Church These three aspects show up in all his works subtly but specifically in The Dead A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Araby James Joyce was born February 2 1882 in Dublin Ireland He was the first of fifteen kids born to Mary Jane Murray and John Stanslaus Joyce He was christened James Augustine Aloysius Joyce His mother was a mild woman who had intelligent opinions but didnt express them His father was a violent quick tempered man who was a medical student and politician He was educated in Dublin at Jesuit schools his whole life In 1888 he went to Clongeswood College but his father lost his job and James had to withdraw He graduated in October of 1902 from Royal University He was fascinated by the sounds of words and by the rhythms of speech since he first started school He was trained by the Jesuits who at one time hoped he would join their order but Joyce
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