A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

by

James Joyce

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Symbols

Music

Stephen often evokes music to describe the intuitive, mysterious loveliness of certain experiences: the sound of the gas pipes at Clongowes is a song, the wheels of the train to Cork beat out a rhythmic… (read full symbol analysis)

Bats

Bats seem, to Stephen, to represent something essential about the conflicted, dark, mysterious Ireland of his childhood. He does not make the comparison entirely clear, yet he refers to it several times, with strong… (read full symbol analysis)