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1. What is Joyce's attitude to Stephen Dedalus? Joyce's attitude to his protagonist is a complex question, on which many critics have disagreed. For many years, critics assumed that Stephen Dedalus was a faithful autobiographical portrait of the author. In this view, Stephen is, for all intents and purposes, the...
1. In what ways does A Farewell to Arms reveal the Hemingway code of behavior for a man? Frederic Henry is detached and analytical and his observations to the reader are delivered in simple terms and without recourse to artifice. The impression is of a young man existentially removed from...
1. Why did A Doll's House cause such controversy when it was first performed? Give your own view of the argument. When the play was first performed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1879, it provoked a storm. The theme of the play, a woman's right to individual self-fulfillment, was considered highly...