Analysis Of James Joyce 's A Portrait Of An Artist As A Young Man

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James Joyce and H.G. Wells had different styles of writing and relied on different forms of narration. H.G. Wells was direct and focused on the external environment or situation. He did not give much insight on the thoughts or internal struggle of his characters, while James Joyce did. Joyce supplied his characters with a greater level of internal comprehension than Wells did and was able to provide more human like characters. This difference is especially seen in H.G Well’s Tono-Bungay and James Joyce’s A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man. They do share their views on the lifestyle of religious people, but there is a difference in their style of writing their respective novels and the reality they attempt to portray. They contrast in how they convey emotional moments, they portray violence in different lights, and their view toward youth.
In Tono-Bungay one sees that his style of writing is autobiographical. He attempted to produce his novel by taking inspiration of his own life. This is seen in the opening pages of the novel when he is explaining the purpose of Tono-Bungay, “I warn you this book is going to be something of an agglomeration. I want to trace my social trajectory (and my uncle’s) as the main line of my story, but as this is my first novel and almost certainly my last, I want to get in, too, all sorts of things that struck me, things that amused me and impressions I got—even although they don’t minister directly to my narrative at all…I’ve given, I see, an…
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