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Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man (Literature)

"You are no longer writing about the use of mythic archetype in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man."
"All right!"

James Joyce's semi-autobiographical novel is about a man who questions his Catholic faith and leaves his Irish homeland in search of independence and freedom of expression. The protagonist's surname is Daedalus, a character in Greek mythology, which opens the door for more examples of mythic symbolism. Or maybe Mrs. Murphy is just trying to sound really, really smart. In any case, Dick is happy for the reprieve from writing. And thinking.

2.16 "The Rapes of Graff"

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