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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  N O 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 ] Thrice Fugitive about Troy Wall;
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