The uniqueness of the search for identity in J. Joyce’s Novel
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The dissertation is about the issue of identity in James Joyce’s novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. The question of identity is very important for Irish writers because Ireland suffered a lot from alien invasion especially British colonialism. Britain left Ireland without a specific notion of identity. The internal troubles of Ireland affected the inner psyche of individuals, which is reflected in the novel. This piece of art speaks of the development of an Irish individual who seeks self-definition. Key words: identity, Irish individuals, colonialism, self definition.