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Discuss the way in which Joyce Presents the Opening of his Narrative from Within the mind of a Very Young Child.

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Introduction

Discuss the way in which Joyce Presents the Opening of his Narrative from Within the mind of a Very Young Child. The opening chapter of Joyce's novel illustrates the progression of a child's mind in the beginning stages of life. The development is rapid, and can already be identified on the first page of the novel. For example, it begins with the stereotypical opening of a child's story, 'Once upon a time', then progresses to use language such as 'cachou', 'velvet' and 'maroon', all examples of a more sophisticated vocabulary. ...read more.

Middle

These changes are subtle yet still noticeable in the text. Within the beginning stages of the chapter there are many points made on the experiences of a child growing up and learning a language. These processes are illustrated through Joyce's use of language and form. The initial language used suggests the very young age of the child. A cow is referred to as a 'moocow', linking the image of a cow to the sound it makes, the type of association we learn when we are very young. ...read more.

Conclusion

The memories of the child, although random are intriguing for the reader. For example, he remembers experiencing wetting the bed and describes how 'at first it is warm then it gets cold.' He also recalls the smells of his childhood; the oil-sheet that had a 'queer smell', and his mother who 'had a nicer smell than his father'. As the chapter progresses we can see the impact of the bigger world on the child. His experiences are widened, effecting the manner and style of the text. ...read more.

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