James Joyce


Stream of conscience- In his major works, such as Ulysses, Joyce uses stream of conscience. He uses stream of conscience to give the story a unique pace and pattern. Also, he uses stream of conscience to give readers an inside view of what the characters are thinking. Joyce is keen on informing his readers what the main character is thinking. He also uses inner monologue to show the main characters thought process.

Major Works

Short Story Collection- The Dubliners. A continuation of Homers Odyssey- Ulysses. Novels- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). Joyce is most well known for his work Ulysses, but his short stories and Novels are renowned as well.

Reoccurring Themes

Death Music Religion. In his works the most touched upon topics are death, music, and religion. He discusses each of these themes in detail in almost every work he published. Joyce commonly spoke about the effect that the dead have on the living. He showed how the dead never go away, as the effect the living. This flows ceaselessly into his religious themes.

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