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dc.contributor.advisorIslam, Syed Manzoorul
dc.contributor.authorFaisal, Hafiz Shahriar
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-24T04:31:07Z
dc.date.available2018-01-24T04:31:07Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.date.issued2017-04
dc.identifier.otherID 13103021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10361/9151
dc.descriptionThis thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English, 2017.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (page 62-63).
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an attempt to illustrate the mythic dimension of James Joyce’s works. Two of his novels The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses have been taken for the study of this thesis. This thesis mainly focuses on the aspects of the journey in the two novels of Joyce, and highlights the significance of the journey as it transforms itself from a regular journey into a journey of profound discovery and realization. The metamorphosis of the journey from everyday experience to something which is profound and insightful in its realization is what this thesis has termed as the “mythic journey”. A mythic journey is a journey where time and space are transcended, where the only moment left is the here and now. This thesis looks at the “creative reality” Joyce has presented in his novels, a reality which is the individual’s own experience of the world revealing within him the significance and splendor of life. In this “creative reality” there exist no time or space as a totally different dimension persists in which human beings are not recognized by their name, or by their nationality or religion. All these are transcended through myth and what is essentially left is the pure human being, which is a potentiality, a process of becoming. This process of becoming is what Joyce has shown in his novel through a journey, and this journey has been called a mythic journey. To provide a better conceptual understanding of myth and other issues which this thesis essentially deals with, works and documentaries of mythologist Joseph Campbell, and along with Campbell’s works, Alan Watts’s book Myth and Rituals in Christianity have been used.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityHafiz Shahriar Faisal
dc.format.extent63 pages
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBRAC Universityen_US
dc.rightsBRAC University thesis are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.
dc.subjectYoung manen_US
dc.subjectUlyssesen_US
dc.subjectMythic journeyen_US
dc.subjectJames Joyceen_US
dc.titleTracing the Mythic Journey in James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulyssesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of English and Humanities, BRAC University
dc.description.degreeB.A. in English


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