Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Character & Epiphany

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Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is an example of what kind of novel?

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1. In Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen's last name, Dedalus, is a reference to which Greek myth?

2. In Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen's encounter with the 'bird girl' on the beach is an example of which typically Joycean technique?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Confusing might be the most accurate way to describe Joyce's works. This quiz and worksheet can help you decipher his complicated form of writing. You'll want to know about the epiphanies of Stephen and what type of novel 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • An example of what type of novel 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' actually is
  • The reference to Greek mythology in the book
  • The example of an epiphany in 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'
  • Stephen's chapter-ending triumphs
  • How Joyce represents Stephen's immaturity

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice the following skills

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Joyce and the book
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Stephen's epiphanies

Additional Learning

To learn more about Joyce and his techniques and troubles in writing review the accompanying lesson called Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Character & Epiphany. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the difficulty Joyce had in getting this work published
  • Cite contemporary examples of this type of 'coming of age' novel
  • Investigate Joyce's allusion to Greek mythology in this book
  • Give examples of the chapter-ending triumphs that distinguish this work
  • Describe the Joycean epiphany in the book
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