and IDEAS FOR STUDY
- (a) The death of Parnell is an important event in this novel. It
affects several characters in the book in differing ways. How?
- (b) Stephen has real and imaginary relationships with several women in
his life. How do these relationships influence his emotional growth?
- (c) How does Stephen regard the Clergy as he grows throughout the
novel? Please give examples.
- (d) The degree to which this book is autobiographical has been the
subject of much debate. Provide a list of the similarities between Joyce and Stephen that we can be sure of.