Book Review of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


We are introduced to the character Stephen as a young boy as he grows to manhood. Stephen is sometimes strange, smart, brave and shy. Emphasis on the strange most of the time.

This is a book I almost wish I had read it for a class so there would be a discussion and I would understand it better.

I am not sure how Joyce considers this young man an artist because he is inches away from becoming a priest. Unless this is suppose to be Joyces story. The first chapter is gibberish to me and I almost didnt go past it. But I did and it got better. Although as soon as it got better and I understood what Stephen was talking about he would on OCD rant about pretty much on anything like hell, authors, philosophy

I know a lot of people dislike this book and sadly I am one of them.