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Considered by many to be one of the greatest writers in history, James Joyce was a master of languages, symbolism, and the pun. His revolutionary development of the "stream of consciousness" literary technique can make his books very challenging, yet ultimately very rewarding. Questions regarding James Joyce's life, travels, education, spoken languages, religious beliefs and illnesses, as well as those about his literary works such as Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, should be directed here.
In my opinion, there is no single climax in "Eveline," but rather several. The first climax occurs just after her mother's words of madness, "derevaun seraum, derevaun seraun," when she "stood up in a sudden impulse of terror," and becomes panic stricken, realizing that, if she stays in Ireland, she…
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The theme of the story is the allowed oppression towards women. The theme of Clay is similar to the theme of the collection of short stories it's found in, Dubliners,' that being "paralysis," or to put it another way, an "unlived," dispassionate life. In Clay, specifically, Maria, the main characte…
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at the beginnig there is a continuo shift from past to present to future
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The name of the bank was Nast, Kolb, and Schumacher.
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Joe Donnelly has an epiphany during Maria's song. He begins to cry, presumably because his thoughts begin to dwell on his mundane life and just how much of a dead routine it is. But, before he allows himself to face this fact, he asks his wife for a corkscrew, a rather common item, in hopes that a d…
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James Joyce was an Irish author who lived from 1882-1941. He was an important writer of the modernist movement, he first became known for his short stories in Dubliners. His most famous work was his novel Ulysses, which revolutionized the structure of the novel and developed the stream-of-consciou…
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The plot to the short story Eveline is about a young woman trying to decide if she should run away with a sailor or stay home and take care of her family. Her mother has died and she made a promise to her mom before she died that she would take care of the home. She ends up honoring her promise to h…
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Ulysses is the Latin name for Odysseus, a captain in the Greek Army (the Iliad) and central character in the Odyssey.
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The boy is initiated into knowledge through a loss of innocence and fully realizes the incompatibility between the beautiful and innocent world of the imagination and the very real world of fact.
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James Joyce's 'Eveline' is written in a third person narrative style, but it sometimes shifts to first person when referring to her inner thoughts. The story being told proceeds in a circular journey with the denial of growth, and the refusal to take action. Eveline is shown to be a person who fears…
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First published in book-form in 1916, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is Irish author James Joyce's second major literary work.
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The Blindfolded Narrative in James Joyce's Clay Pierre Macherey in his A Theory of Literary Production (1966) introduces an idea that literary form is capable of transforming ideology into fiction and thereby of showing us its internal incoherences and contradictions. In fact, the writer [here James…
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From a form of blood poisoning which occurred as a result of a botched surgery on a perforated ulcer.
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It is1) home-sickness,2) love ,respect and responsibility towards the family, 3) true faith in GOD, 4) self-sacrifice
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There are many possible symbols that can be found in clay. Clay is permanent but can be broken so it could symbolize fragility.
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To create a dark and gloomy impression. Also, to emphasize the "light" the girl gives/ brings into the boy's life.
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When, after listening to the young women and the other boys flirting at the bazaar, the narrator realizes that women, especially his idealized Enamorata, are more chased than chaste.
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Ulysses was written by the Irish novelist James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (1882-1941). The title is a latinised form of Odysseus, from Homer's Odyssey.James Joyce.
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Ulysses was first published in 1922 by Sylvia Beach.
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It symbolized death. The primary game that Maria and the girls play is a traditional Irish Halloween game. In its original version, a blindfolded girl would be led to three plates, and would choose one. Choosing the plate with a ring meant that she would soon marry, water meant she would emigrate, …
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The Theme of Clay is similar to Dubliners overall theme of paralysis or the unlived dispassionate life. Maria life is common, tidy, caught up in trivia matters which mask and avoid or repress the more difficult side of life. This side of life, Maria refuses to face, refuses to confront reality and t…
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James Joyceâ??s short story â??Clayâ?? is set in and around the city of Dublin, Ireland. This short story about a spinster visiting someone she used to nurse is in Joyceâ??s short story collection Dubliners.
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â??Clayâ?? is set in a Dublin. The main character, Maria, who works at a Protestant charity as a maid, is involved in preparations for Halloween. She will be visiting the home of a friend, who along with his brother, were instrumental in her finding work and her place in the community. This short …
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical novel by James Joyce. Specifically, the main character, Stephen Dedalus, serves as Joyce's literary "alter ego."
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In â??Clayâ??, a short story from â??The Dublinersâ?? by James Joyce, Maria pays a visit to the home of a child she nursed as a baby. She accepts an invitation to visit him and his family in celebration of Halloween. She frets over having lost a gift of plum cakes that she mistakenly left on the…
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clay, a short story of Joyce, reflects the supressed desire of the spinster in one level and on the other hand peeps the world of the people whom the spinster consider to be her own but never becomes near and dear as she thinks. Maria, the major character of the story, forgets the solo world and los…
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Loneliness, growth, and maturity are the themes in "Araby."
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Maria: a small person, a maid at a Protestant charity that houses troubled women, loved by the staff and residents, peace maker, long nose and chin; repetition used a lot- "the tip of her nose nearly met her chin". Joe: friend of Maria, no longer talks to Alphy, nursed by Maria when he was younger, …
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It took Joyce almost five years to write The Dubliners.
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He was socialistic and against the aristocracy and supported the working class or the proletariat. Joyce writes the following explication to his brother, Stanislaus, in 1905: "You have often shown opposition to my socialistic tendencies. But can you not see plainly from facts like these that a de…
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James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882.
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The them in "Clay" is to be brave when danger strikes. This is shown when the character has to go into the forest and then build a home to weather the storm.
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The climax of James Joyce's short story, "An Encounter" is when the narrator comments on the odd way the old man is acting. He is described as being old and creepy.
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In "Clay" by James Joyce, Joe is the boy that Maria nursed as a boy. She is still very fond of him.
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The bazaar seems to represent one's ability to choose one's destiny. As the bazaar contains many stalls, life contains many choices. Making a choice, or entering a particular stall, affects what you can buy, or what further choices you can later make. The narrator of the story, so obsessed with the …
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well some fact's about clay . clay is used for everyday item's like making toilet's and making plates . -lexie ;-) <3
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James Joyce wrote Ulysses. The ancient greek Homer wrote the Odyssey, the books on which Ulysses pays tribute to.
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The narrator's uncle standing in the way of the narrator's desire to go to Araby is an example of one of the conflicts in the story.
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James Joyce is considered one of the greatest writers in English language history because he was technically gifted as well as radically different from any other author that came before him. His experimental prose represents a landmark for the Modernist movement - full of puns, parodies, and allusio…
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One of the conflicts in the story is-The narrator's uncle stands in the way of the narrator's desire to go to Araby
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In James Joyce's "Araby", there is a conflict between fantasy and reality. The protagonist lives in a dream-ike world and is largely disengaged from his community. He dreams of "true love" with the neighborhood girl he has a crush on.
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she needs to decide if she should move to argentina to get married to frank or stay with her family and at the last second she decides to stay with her family
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Alfred Lord Tennyson
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In his youth, James Joyce lived in and around Dublin. After permanently leaving Ireland in his early twenties, Joyce lived for various lengths of time in Trieste (in Italy today, but part of the Austrian Empire at the time - before WWI), Zurich (Switzerland), and Paris (France).
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You can ask whatever you want about the book Ulysses in the "James Joyce" subcategory. To see all questions in this category, go to http://wiki.answers.com/Q/FAQ/8526
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James Joyce is considered one of the most influential novelists of the early 20th century. His most famous novel is Ulysses, a work that parallels Homer's Odyssey in various literary styles.
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I think the antagonist in Eveline is the fear that she feels to face a new future or make decisions
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The conflict in "Clay" is Maria's idea of her real self versus her true self. She does not see her world as it is. She has created a perfect family to make herself feel better.
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The first line and paragraph constructs Araby's first setting. "Northrichmond Street, being blind, ..."
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Leopold Bloom - that is the general opinion, although Stephen Dedalus and Molly Bloom play important parts in the novel.
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He entered UCD in 1898 and studied modern languages such as English, Italian, and French. He graduated from UCD in 1903.
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James Joyce published 15 short stories and released them under the title, Dubliners. They are listed below. The SistersAn EncounterArabyEvelineAfter the RaceTwo GallantsThe Boarding HouseA Little CloudCounterpartsClayA Painful CaseIvy Day in the Committee RoomA MotherGraceThe Dead
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The founder of the Irish Parliamentary Party, Charles Stewart Parnell.
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Between 1904 and 1907
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Araby is one of James Joyce's short stories. He actually published fifteen of them: The Sisters, An Encounter, Araby, Eveline, After the Race, Two Gallants, The Boarding House, A Little Cloud, Counterparts, Clay, A Painful Case, Ivy Day in the Committee Room, A Mother, Grace, and The Dead, the latte…
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in the story evelin by james joyce what was eveline´s hoe life like?
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The book at the time of banning was seen as obscene and radical by the U.S. Customs Court. Follow the related link below for more informations.
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James Joyce died on January 13, 1941 at the age of 58.
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James Joyce wrote Dubliners.
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he was famous for all types of things and brought the world the things that just popped out of the book what what by precious.o
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James Joyce.
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Should a difficult work that few people read be included in the canon?
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WikiAnswers is not a free service for writing critiques, essays, discussion papers, reports and summaries, or homework. This is considered cheating. We WILL help you learn how to write a good paragraph. Write sentences the way you speak - just pretend you are telling this to a friend, and write down…
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It's incomprehensible to all but the most erudite scholars.
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"Araby" by James Joyce takes place in a low-income, dreary area of Dublin, Ireland, around 1905.
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Finnegans Wake was Joyce's final masterpiece. He finished and published it in 1939 after working on it for about ten straight years. Two years later Joyce died. He did not write anything significant after Finnegans Wake.
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Eveline takes place in Ireland.
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Stephen Daedalus, the central character of Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, is considered to be a semi-autobiographical account of the author's own life, James Joyce. Both Joyce and Daedalus were Roman Catholics who shared a rocky relationship with the church but being an artist neither could …
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The first line and paragraph constructs Araby's first setting. "Northrichmond Street, being blind, ..."
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James Joyce's fifth and final major literary work, Finnegans Wake, was published in 1939.
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Literature and writing
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Finnegans Wake is arguably the most difficult book to understand written in any language. Its inaccessibility makes it a problem for some. Then again, Einstein's papers on relativity are also inaccessible to most, but its doubtful that anyone would have a problem including them into the Western cano…
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The main allusion in Portrait is the Greek myth of Daedalus. This man built himself a maze and could not escape from it, so he built wings to aid himself and his son, Icarus, in flying away. Icarus flew too close to the sun, and his wings were destroyed; he consequently perished. Joyce alludes to th…
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The meaning behind the initials U.P. in Ulysses is still a matter of debate. However, I've added a related link below that gives an answer worth looking into.
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When the boy (the narrator) sees himself as "driven and derided by vanity" as he leaves the bazaar.
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In the First Episode of Ulysses, Telemachus, Buck Mulligan describes Dublin Bay as "The snotgreen sea. The scrotumtightening sea."
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The general theme that runs throughout the entire collection of short stories (Dubliners) is the paralysis and death of people caught in frustrating situations, unable to overcome adversity. Little Chandler is the prototype of the poetaster of the Irish Revival current, opportunistic and lacking in …
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In "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," we get a glimpse into the day by day life of Stephen Daedalus in 20th century Dublin. The story follows him from early childhood into adulthood. The ending sees Stephen leaving his home country of Ireland, and headed to America.
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"Clay" is a short story from James Joyce's Dubliner series. The themes are isolationism, lack of communication, and poverty and class differences. In "Clay," Maria is foreign by birth and culturally and socially isolated from the people she is now forced to live amongst. Her only friend is a wealthy…
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The Protagonist is a woman named Maria who works at a charity. She is a"veritable peacemaker", a small gentle woman with a clean reputation. her life is empty of conflicts or hardships. She consumes her life and thoughts with trivia matter of tiddiness, of the plum cake she forgets to take to Joe's.…
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James Joyce's Ulysses is a modernist novel. It is not considered an example of surrealism, but rather modernism. It, in turn, influenced the style of magical realism.
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As of August 1, 2014, Tim Horton's co-founder, Ron Joyce, is still living. He was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada.
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Perhaps Joyce's most personal work, "A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man" depicts the intellectual awakening of one of literature's most memorable young heroes, Stephen Dedalus. Through a series of brilliant epiphanies that parallel the development of his own aesthetic consciousness, Joyce evoke…
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In James Joyce's "Eveline", the decision to remain at home was made due to Eveline's promise to her mother. If she left, the guilt of failing to follow through on her mother's last request as well as leaving her siblings alone would be a constant presence in her life and she would never be able to e…
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James Joyce's "Eveline" is written in third person with a free indirect style where by the narrator shifts from his voice to the unvoiced thoughts of his character. For Example in "Eveline": the narrator's voice says "She had consented to go away, to leave home." and then the voice shifts to the tho…
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James Joyce is most famous for telling a story parallel to Homer's Odyssey in contrasting literary styles in the novel Ulysses. Ulysses takes place in Dublin, Ireland, and throughout his career, Joyce wrote extensively about the city and those that inhabit it.
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In Europe Finnegan's Wake will cease to be under copyright on 1st Jan 2012. In the U.S., under present copyright law, it will cease to be under copyright on 1st Jan 2035.However, as long as the Disney corporation continues to gain profit from its back-catalog, it is inconceivable that the law won't …
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Yes, he unfortunately died of it at only 58 years old. He underwent surgery on 11 January 1941 but fell into a coma the next day and died on 13 January 1941, supposedly because of septicemia.
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A condensed answer to this question is: Ulysses is about a single summer day in Dublin in the early 1900s. The book describes several characters but focuses largely upon Leopold Bloom (interpreted as a parallel to to Ulysses), Stephen Daedalus (interpreted as a parallel to Telemachus) and Molly Bloo…
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To be honest, a definitive answer to this mystery is not available but scholars like Richard Ellmann have provided good guesses. Ellmann believes the "U.P.:up" on the malicious postcard means Mr. Breen, the receiver, ejaculates urine instead of sperm during sex.
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When the boy sees himself as "driven and derided by vanity" as he leaves the bazaar
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