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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce

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What does Stephen's father call him as a child?

Where does Stephen attend school as a child?

Why do John Casey and Dante argue at Stephen's first Christmas dinner at the adult table?

Why does Father Dolan whip Stephen during Latin class?

How does Father Conmee respond to Stephen's request that he talk to Father Dolan about his punishment in Latin class?

What does Mike Flynn try to teach Stephen to do?

With which novel does Stephen fall in love?

To whom does Stephen write his first love poem?

Which two colors does Stephen associate with Dante?

Which character smokes "black twists" of tobacco?

Why do Stephen and his father travel to Cork?

Why is Stephen embarrassed of his father when they visit Cork?

What does Stephen do to win prize money?

What does Stephen do with his prize money?

In what city does Stephen first have sex with a prostitute?

How does Stephen react to having slept with a prostitute?

Where does Stephen hear Father Arnall give his sermons on hell?

What is Stephen's reaction to Father Arnall's sermons?

Who suggests to Stephen that he might become a member of the Jesuit order?

What sight makes Stephen realize that he wants to dedicate himself to art?

Instead of becoming a Jesuit, what does Stephen do?

Which of Stephen's friends at the university is staunchly patriotic?

What is one of the basic distinctions of Stephen's aesthetic theory?

Which of the following lists corresponds to one of the distinctions made in Stephen's aesthetic theory?

What ceremony does Cranly try to convince Stephen to attend, for his mother's sake?

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Joyce and O'Casey

by Upperchurch, October 18, 2014

Joyce and O'Casey were contemporaries. Was Mr. Casey, Irish Nationalist, in "Portrait" a nod to O'Casey?

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