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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...
The Maturing Process of the Main Character in the Short Story Araby by James Joyce
James Joyce is a writer from the early 1900s who wrote many short stories including“Araby”.The main character in “Araby”, a young boy,is going through changes and is feeling desires for women that he has never felt before. He is going through changes by progressing from childhood and through the feelings of a teenage to man...
A Comparison of Araby by James Joyce and the Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Modern literature is most often characterized by a self-conscious recess from traditional styles of writing, focusing more on the experimental facets of expression within poetry and verse. When comparing “Araby” by James Joyce and “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, features of modern literature can be seen within bot...
The Theme of Catholicism in the Short Story Araby by James Joyce
Catholicism in “Araby” The short story “Araby” by James Joyce tells the story of a young boy in Ireland during the late 1800s, and his infatuation with a girl that is symbolic of his religious beliefs. However, when the story ends, the boy realizes that the girl is not as great as he anticipated. Like the boy in the story,...