James Joyce – Irish novelist and poet

James Joyce, an Irish novelist and poet, grew up near Dublin. James Joyce is one of the most influential novelists of the 20th century. In each of his prose works he used symbols to experience what he called an “epiphany”, the revelation of certain revealing qualities about himself. His early writings reveal individual moods and … Read more

The short story “Araby” by James Joyce

Love at a young age is just an obsession. As children, our first relationships are object relationships. The people we like aren’t people; they are objects of our obsession, and our obsessions are driven by vanity and narcissism. We are obsessed with what we consider an ideal, something we create. The main character in the … Read more

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is considered to be one of the finest works of literature of all time. Herbert Gorman, an author from the early twentieth century, stated that “so profound and beautiful and convincing a book is part of the lasting literature of our age,” and with … Read more

The short story, “Araby”, by James Joyce

Her life was never easy. From the time she was born, Maya Angelou was subjected to racism, rape, grief and dehumanization. She beared enough emotional stress in a time frame that most people don’t experience in a lifetime. Yet she prevailed. She forced herself to become stronger. And in doing so, she produced writings, which … Read more

Analytical View Of James Joyces’ Araby

Viewpoints from which stories are written are used to enhance the overall point a story is making. James Joyces Araby is no exception. Narrated by a young boy of about twelve or thirteen, it depicts his personal coming of age. The usage of a first person narration allows the reader to see things the way … Read more

The Life And Times Of James Joyce

James Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, whose psychological views opened up a whole New World to twentieth century writers. He is still known as one of the most influential writers not only in Ireland, but all throughout Ireland. Joyce was born in Dublin on February 2, 1882, into the care of his mother … Read more

“Araby” Knight by James Joyce

The short story “Araby” by James Joyce could very well be described as a deep poem written in prose. Read casually, it seems all but incomprehensible, nothing more than a series of depressing impressions and memories thrown together in a jumble and somehow meant to depict a childhood infatuation. Like the sweet milk inside a … Read more

James Joyce Araby

James Joyce wrote Araby the essay. Araby takes place in Dublin, Ireland and is about a young boy coming of age, so to say. James Joyce demonstrates the trials and tribulations of becoming an adult. After Araby was published, there have been many essays written to analyze the meaning of the work. There are many … Read more

The list of Joyce’s works

“It has been said that more writers and artists have been influenced by James Joyce than any other author of the twentieth century; and he is mentioned in more works than any other writer except Shakespeare. ” According to this quote from Allen B. Ruch, James Joyce is the second-most influential writer in the history … Read more

Araby: Joycean Romanticism of the Church

Life is filled with loneliness and times when a person feels unsure. When these times arise is when most people turn to their faith in the church or faith in fate. Certain events in ones life can send them reeling for something that they can find solace in. Security from the turbulent world is given … Read more

James Joyce Araby

Set in Dublin on North Richmond Street James Joyce writes of a dark and depressing place. At first read the story seems to be about one of a boys first love, the boy is longing to seek the attention of a girl that he cannot seem to get out of his mind. As with most … Read more

Araby By James Joyce

The short story, “Araby”, by James Joyce is about a lonely boy who makes a pilgrimage to an eastern-styled bazaar in hopes that it will alleviate his miserable life. Throughout the story he battles withdrawal and a lack of control. Moreover, the themes of alienation and control are inherently linked because the source of the … Read more