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1In chapter one a significant event was when Stephen went up to the reactors office to tell of Father Dolans pandying 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 makes him feel included The entire mood of the chapter is changed from one of seriousness to one of joy for Stephens accomplishment of this event The second chapter brings about maturity in Stephen At the very end he is kissed by a prostitute which is very significant because it brings about confusion and frustration about life church and family Stephen is pulled between doing what he has been taught is right and what his body is telling him to do The inner conflict makes him angry and bitter as he does not know how to handle it He becomes a hypocrite in his own world by saying the right things and doing the wrong ones The question of how he should live is one of the first critical decisions Stephen has to make which shows that he is growing up Chapter three contains a very significant event After constant struggle between right and wrong Stephen finally confesses all of his sins to a priest Stephen turns his life around and makes each day become filled only with what is good and holy He exercises immense self-discipline through prayer and exemplary behavior This change in behavior was important because he was no longer disgusted with himself or hateful towards others who do right as well In chapter four Stephen takes a long walk to think During this walk he decides that he
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