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Stephen's change from a believer to a non-believer in James Joyce's a portrait of an artist as a young man

Martitus, Eso (2001) Stephen's change from a believer to a non-believer in James Joyce's a portrait of an artist as a young man. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This thesis is a study of the main male character, Stephen Dedalus, in A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man of James Joyce. The writer is curious why Stephen chooses to abandon his faith and become a non-believer and why Stephen fails in his repentance, then how the process of Stephen's changes from a believer to a non-believer happens. Through the analysis, the writer finds out that at first Stephen is a believer, which is shown through several parts of the story. Stephen has faith in religion when he is still in Clongowes Wood College. Until then Stephen is trapped in adultery and tries to repent from his sin. The trouble begins when Stephen begins to realize how useless his repentance and his religion are because they are not able to make him free from his sin. Stephen begins to abandon his religion and refuse to join the priesthood. Stephen's heretic attitude also speeds up the process of Stephen's change from a believer to a non-believer.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: english fiction, portrait, james joyce, male character study, stephen dedalus, believer, non-believer
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 14:56
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/10236

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