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A Comparison of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce and Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man vs. Harry Potter Epiphanies generally mark the major turning points of a protagonist’s life. In James Joyce’s A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man, the concept of self awareness through revelation, or epiphany, is of central importance. The main character of his work, Stephen Deda...
Accepting the Changes That Happen to Us in the Story Araby by James Joyce
It is undeniable that every person goes through several severe changes in their lifetime. These changes are chemical; they cannot be controlled. What can be controlled, however, is accepting these changes. If people understand this, why are so many blind to reality and still stuck in their childhood illusions? One must unde...
The Differences Between the Stories Araby by James Joyce and A&P by John Updike
Two Different Worlds In the stories Araby by James Joyce, and A &P, by John Updike, they are both about two young men who are trying to chase after women. Both stories are about young love. However, these stories are set in different times and also in different places. Araby is not set in America. It is set in 1904 in I...
An Exploration of Religious and Moral Connotations in Dubliners by James Joyce
James Joyce and the Epiphany: An Exploration of Religious and Moral Connotations James Joyce revolutionized literature and ushered in the era of modern fiction. Joyce became famous for his revolutionary use of stream of consciousness narrative along with his abstract snippets he used to represent his different characters....
The Role of Women in the Novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, Short Story Eveline by James Joyce, and How to Escape a Leper Colony by Tiphanie Yanique
The Role of a Rebellious Woman in Literature Literature has always been the mirror of the human psyche. It can be interpreted in various ways to understand perspectives and social trends. In today’s changing world, where citizens are fast awakening and realizing the importance of fighting for equal rights, it has become es...
The Prison of Routine in the Novel Dubliners by James Joyce
The Prison of Routine People have lived with routines ever since civilized societies first emerged. Routines gives people comfort. From the very basic routine of brushing teeth before bed, to the most complex subconscious routines that keep the body alive, routine is something that is ingrained in us from birth. But once p...
The Effective Use of Setting in James Joyce's Araby and John Updike's A&P
One of the critical elements of any given work of literature is its setting; an author always hand picks these details in order to achieve a specific purpose in his or her work, after all, there are no random occurrences in literature. Everything is by design. This is especially the case in James Joyce’s “Araby” and John Up...
The Characters' Expectations in the Short Story The Dead by James Joyce
Expectations of the Living Expectations are one of the driving forces in this world. A bold statement, to be sure, but with a little thought it can be understood that the statement is mostly true. When a person expects a situation to go a certain way, they usually do everything they can to make that situation meet their ex...
A Comparison of Eveline by James Joyce and Pita Delicious by ZZ Packer
In the two pieces of short fiction Eveline, by James Joyce, and Pita Delicious, by ZZ Packer, there are overarching themes present that relate the characters of each story to us as people. As one of the building blocks for a short story, it is to be expected that themes exist. However, theme is not necessarily the most well...
A Literary Analysis of the Dead, a Short Story by James Joyce
James Joyce’s The Dead is a short literary novella that begins as a well-documented afternoon and closes with a feeling of intimacy and beauty that only a few stories are able to create. This work of fiction is a prismatic tale that is a brief read that very quickly creates a world that is so visually believable, it is bar...