Title & Author: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By: James Joyce Publication Date: 1916 Genre: In depth soul searching Writing Style: Repetition, stream of consensus POV: 3 rd person omniscient Setting: Ireland and Trieste Plot: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man tells the life of Stephen Dedalus, a boy growing up in Ireland during the potato famine. Stephen's Catholic faith and Irish nationality influence him greatly as a young man. He attends a boarding school called Clongowes. Stephen gets sick after being pushed in a sis pool. He looks forward to visits home, even though family tensions are tight after the death of an Irish political leader. This leads to a charged argument over the family Christmas dinner. Stephen's father, Simon manages the money, the family sinks into debt. After a summer working with Uncle Charles, Stephen is told that the family can’t afford to send him back to Clongowes, and that they are moving to Dublin. Stephen soon starts attending a school
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