Teacher Guide

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will explore the autobiographical details Joyce included in the character of Stephen Dedalus.

  2. 2

    Students will develop an understanding of modernist literature and how Joyce fits into the larger literary canon.

  3. 3

    Students will research and discuss the social, political, and religious tension pervading throughout late 19th-century Ireland.

  4. 4

    Students will analyze the many literary techniques employed by Joyce to convey Stephen's thoughts and feelings.

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