If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will explore the autobiographical details Joyce included in the character of Stephen Dedalus.
Students will develop an understanding of modernist literature and how Joyce fits into the larger literary canon.
Students will research and discuss the social, political, and religious tension pervading throughout late 19th-century Ireland.
Students will analyze the many literary techniques employed by Joyce to convey Stephen's thoughts and feelings.