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20th Apr '16 4:10:29 AM 06tele
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* SadistTeacher: Most of them, but especially Father Dolan, who beats the hell out of Stephen's hand after refusing to believe that Stephen's glasses were broken. Averted in Clongowes' rector, who is kind enough to help Stephen after he's unfairly punished.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The rector of Clongowes, and he's about the last one you'll meet in the book.
* SadistTeacher: Most of them, but especially Father Dolan, who beats the hell out of Stephen's hand after refusing to believe that Stephen's glasses were broken.broken by accident. Averted in Clongowes' rector, who is kind enough to help Stephen after he's unfairly punished.
20th Apr '16 4:09:47 AM 06tele
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* BlindWithoutEm: Stephen can't do his schoolwork after his glasses get broken, which Father Dolan refuses to believe was an accident.



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* {{Determinator}}{{Determinator}}: Stephen, whose basic independence of mind saves him from being targeted at school by a sadistic teacher [[spoiler: and, later, from joining the priesthood.]]
* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: The English priest who is ever-so-patronising about Stephen's use of the word "tundish", not knowing that it's a regular English word.



* SadistTeacher: Most of them. Averted in Clongowes' rector, who is kind enough to help Stephen after he's unfairly punished.

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* SadistTeacher: Most of them.them, but especially Father Dolan, who beats the hell out of Stephen's hand after refusing to believe that Stephen's glasses were broken. Averted in Clongowes' rector, who is kind enough to help Stephen after he's unfairly punished.
20th Apr '16 4:04:07 AM 06tele
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* SeparatedByACommonLanguage

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* SeparatedByACommonLanguageSeparatedByACommonLanguage: One of the major themes of the book (some critics say ''the'' major theme) is Stephen's relationship with the English language. Although he's Irish, like most Irishmen of his generation he can't actually speak the Irish language, but all the way through the book he is given constant reminders that he is not really at home in the English language either. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when he's a college student and has a discussion with an English priest, who uses the word "funnel" to refer to a thing that Stephen calls a "tundish"; the priest quietly makes Stephen feel like an ignorant provincial for using such an Irish word. Stephen then looks "tundish" up in a dictionary and discovers that it's a common English word which is actually older than "funnel".



* [[InnerMonologue Stream Of Consciousness]]: The entire book.

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* [[InnerMonologue Stream Of Consciousness]]: Deconstructed. The entire book.book starts in the third person and stays that way almost until the end, when it takes the form of Stephen's diary.
20th Apr '16 3:55:14 AM 06tele
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: It was either this or visiting a prostitute (or both at different points in the novel). He's rather vague about the specifics.
20th Apr '16 3:51:51 AM 06tele
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A mostly autobiographical novel by Creator/JamesJoyce. It deals with Stephen Dedalus' struggle to express himself. [[ComingOfAgeStory The story takes us from his early life as a boy to his struggles with the Church, and Irish society in general, as a young adult.]] The crux of the plot is Dedalus' struggle with his autonomy against the wishes of the Roman Catholic Church.

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A mostly autobiographical novel by Creator/JamesJoyce. It deals with Creator/JamesJoyce, centred on a young Irishman, Stephen Dedalus' Dedalus, and his struggle to express himself. [[ComingOfAgeStory The story takes us from his early life as a boy to through his struggles relationship with the Church, church and with the institutions of Irish society in general, as to his becoming a young adult.]] The crux of the plot is Dedalus' struggle with his autonomy against the wishes of the Roman Catholic Church.
20th Apr '16 3:49:22 AM 06tele
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A mostly autobiographical novel by Creator/JamesJoyce, written in stream-of-consciousness style. It deals with Stephen Dedalus' struggle to express himself. [[ComingOfAgeStory The story takes us from his early life as a boy to his struggles with the Church, and Irish society in general, as a young adult.]] The crux of the plot is Dedalus' struggle with his autonomy against the wishes of the Roman Catholic Church.

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A mostly autobiographical novel by Creator/JamesJoyce, written in stream-of-consciousness style.Creator/JamesJoyce. It deals with Stephen Dedalus' struggle to express himself. [[ComingOfAgeStory The story takes us from his early life as a boy to his struggles with the Church, and Irish society in general, as a young adult.]] The crux of the plot is Dedalus' struggle with his autonomy against the wishes of the Roman Catholic Church.
3rd Apr '15 2:00:15 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* EvilSmellsBad: When Stephen goes to a sermon, the priest gives a sermon/rant about the horrors of hell, such as the eternal smell of decaying corpses.

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* EvilSmellsBad: EvilSmellsBad:
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When Stephen goes to a sermon, the priest gives a sermon/rant about the horrors of hell, such as the eternal smell of decaying corpses.
5th Sep '14 10:38:25 AM everyfloatingcat
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** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] rather humorously with Stephen himself. When trying to mortify his senses in penance, he gets stumped because bad smells don't really bother him.



* MultipleNarrativeModes: The book is almost entirely told in the third person, but lapses into first-person diary entries at the very end.

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* MultipleNarrativeModes: The book is almost entirely told in the third person, but lapses into first-person diary entries at the very end. Some sections also flirt with a form of stream of consciousness.


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* WhatTheHellDad: Stephen has a lot of issues with his profligate father.
5th Sep '14 10:25:39 AM everyfloatingcat
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* AnimalMotifs: birds, cows and goats.


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* MeaningfulName: Stephen is named after both [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Stephen St. Stephen]], the first Christian martyr, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daedalus Daedalus]], the legendary Greek architect.


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* SeparatedByACommonLanguage
-->''The language in which we are speaking is his before it is mine.''
13th Mar '14 2:05:33 PM XFllo
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* NoPlaceForAJuvenile: The school system in general.




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