ENG303H1 Lecture Notes - Thrice, Religious Experience, Misogyny

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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce
Sexual experience vs embracing sexuality differently
Awakening to sensual nature which was repressed/denied
Religious experience subtle biblical reference…
Secular, profane and sacred
Foot on face of water and reference to Genesis spirit, God’s breath over water
Profane joy, quasi-religious epiphany
Daedalus and Icarus
Stephen unable to share in friends’ youthful pranks
Born to serve
Struggle to break away from family, nation, church
Exile but still product of his culture
Familiar Letters 1637
Wounded Pegasus rising on tender wings
Artistry and fate, fated to be famous
Being marked by God for beautiful and sublime in world
Art as imperishable
Artists and art and immortalized vs immortal life in religion
Showing of rhetorical skills
God as agent, self as conduit, destiny…
Milton poetic calling is immediate Protestant and nationalist ends
Milton blind, puritan, misogynist, politically bitter…
Last Invocation to Muse - paradise lost book 9
NO more of talk where God or Angel Guest
With Man, as with his Friend, familiar us'd
To sit indulgent, and with him partake
Rural repast, permitting him the while
Venial discourse unblam'd: I now must change [ 5 ]
Those Notes to Tragic; foul distrust, and breach
Disloyal on the part of Man, revolt,
And disobedience: On the part of Heav'n
Now alienated, distance and distaste,
Anger and just rebuke, and judgement giv'n, [ 10 ]
That brought into this World a world of woe,
Sinne and her shadow Death, and Miserie
Deaths Harbinger: Sad task, yet argument
Not less but more Heroic then the wrauth
Of stern Achilles on his Foe pursu'd [ 15 ]
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