Assingment 6_Close Reading.docx - ENG LIT 0365 Response#6 Close Reading Joyce Portrait \u201c Stephen\u2019s Journey to the Refectory \u201cYes he would do what

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ENG LIT 0365 Response #6: Close Reading_ Joyce Portrait Stephen’s Journey to the Refectory “Yes, he would do what the fellows had told him,” (Joyce 54). The passage begins with the young school-boy Stephen Daedalus resolving to confront a perceived injustice in James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man . In this passage, Stephen approaches the rector of the boarding school because the perfect of studies, Father Dolan punished and humiliated him for not doing an assignment that he was excused from by his teacher. Using imagery and a hesitant, yet resolved tone, Joyce allows the reader access to Stephen’s thoughts, while also providing enough distance to witness the event from third-person description of Stephen’s entrances into the rector’s office, Joyce, The author uses diction to connote a journey. “He came out in his turn to go on walking but not out to the corridor but up the staircase on the right that led to the castle,” (54 Joyce). The author describes the route Stephen takes by identifying the route he did

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