This essay What's Love Got To Do With It; Everything! has a total of 1406 words and 7 pages.
What\'s Love Got To Do With It; Everything!
Tuesday, October 21, 1997
Jason M. Schwefel
Dr. Andrea Musher
Tuesdays and Thursday 12:30 - 1:45 PM
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
By: Raymond Carver
An excerpt from Readers Digest August, 1997, submitted to Laughter, the Best
Medicine, by Adam Christing.
A lot of people wonder how you know if you really in love, says comedian Ronnie
Shakes. Just ask yourself one question: Would I mind being financially ruined by
If you really look at this statement, it is invariably the truth. When it comes
to love, money makes no matter, be it past, present or future. Love is love, and
nothing can stand in its way.
In the following pages I will be discussing Raymond Carvers short story,
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. It is a story that explores all
types of love, jealous, brutal, physical and spiritual. Written in 1981, it is
very contemporary in its style and its meaning can be applied easily to everyday
Only love that is true in your heart is love, the rest are other
emotions sublimated into love. With this in mind, we should look at people
around us, people who are in love. Ask to yourself, Why are they in love? Then,
ask yourself, How are they in love? It may be surprising, but the answers to
these questions can be surpassingly different. Only when they are the same will
the love be true.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, is set in a house somewhere
in Albuquerque NM, some time in the afternoon or early evening, and going into
night. As previously stated, the story was written in 1981, and it appears to
set in the same time. Two couples are sitting around the kitchen table, drinking
gin, and talking, talking about love and the many forms it takes. Teresa (Terri)
gives a detailed description of a brutal love she had with her ex-boyfriend, and
how he beat her. Mel, Terris husband, gives us his feeling for his ex-wife, and
how he loves his kids, that she has custody of. Jealousy, is the love he has for
her, she has his children, and he wishes her dead, so he could have custody.
Finally, the love they all agree as the universally truest love, the spiritual
love, is shown by an elderly couple involved in a bad accident. Both of them
refuse to die, until they can be assured the other will be all right.
In the very beginning of the story, the two couples are sitting around
drinking and talking. As their conversation goes on it develops into one of love.
This passage marks the first of several types of love, and gives us an intuitive
view into the psyche of Terri.
Then Terri said, He beat me up one night. He dragged me around the
living room by my ankles. He kept saying, I love you, I love you, you bitch. He
went on dragging me around the living room. My head kept on knocking on things.
Terri looked around the table, What do you do with love like that.
The abusive relationship, is a very common type of love. This is the
love that is primary brought on against women. They stay in a relationship with
a man, even though he constantly beats her. Some stay out of fear, but many
truly love the person and are not masochistic. The reasons for this are
numerous: The woman truly loves the guy, and hopes he will change. She knows
that he loves her and is unable to show it in another way. The fear of being
All of these are common reason for tolerating an abusive relationship,
and none are bad reasons in themselves, but when physical violence is coupled
with them, a dangerous, and most likely a repeating, situation is developed.
Women who are involved in abusive relationships, typically are always involved
in them, be it emotional, physical or mental abuse, the cycle continues. Terri,
is now involved in another abusive relationship, not physical, bur mental with
Jealousy, a feeling so evil two of the Ten Commandments expressly forbid
it. As we look at Mel, a cardiologist, a person whos job it is to save lives,
desires to have his ex-wife dead. Towards the end of the story Mel gives his
feeling on his ex-wife, and his kids.
I think I want to call my kids, Mel said ... Terri said,
Topics Related to What's Love Got To Do With It; Everything!
Love, Emotions, Philosophy of love, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Romance, Religious views on love, Color wheel theory of love, Hole, Terri Schuester
Essays Related to What's Love Got To Do With It; Everything!
1984 Televisions Vs Telescreens1984 Televisions Vs Telescreens TV rots the senses in the head! It kills the imagination dead! It clogs and clutters up the mind! It makes a child so dull and blind. He can no longer understand a fantasy, A fairyland! His brain becomes as soft as cheese! His powers of thinking rust and freeze! An excerpt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, By Roald Dahl, 1964 When George Orwell’s epic novel 1984 was published in 1949 it opened the public’s imagination to a future world where privacy and free
LonelyLonely It was a quiet night. No cars driving by, honking their horns. No sounds of little kids yelling. No dogs barking. Just peaceful and quiet. A gentle breeze blew with an occasional smell of spring in it. The air was just right, cool and fresh. Keith sat on his favorite porch rocking chair. He was just relaxing and gathering his thoughts. He liked to think. He liked to think. He thought about his dreams, he thought about his life and how it was going. He thought about his dog and how it used
Look Homeward Angel--Book ReportLook Homeward Angel--Book Report Look Homeward, Angel Oliver Gant was one of five children born of a Dutch mother and English father in America. As soon as he was old enough, he left his family and set out to see the world. Gant finally landed in Baltimore, where he worked as an apprentice to a headston carver. After apprenticing for five years, he moved South hoping for good opportunities and set up his own shop. He married there, but his wife died before they had been married long. Gant, looki
Louis Armstrong: From Childhood To AdulthoodLouis Armstrong: From Childhood To Adulthood Louis Armstrong: From Childhood to Adulthood When you think of Louis Armstrong you probably think of a jolly middle-aged man who can play the cornet like no one else, a man who had it all, a man who had the good life. Well, Louis was not always that lucky. From childhood to his adulthood, Louis Armstrong changed much as a person and a musician. He worked very hard to become what he became and did not let anything get in the way of becoming a musician.
'Love' in Narcissus and Goldmund (a novel by Herma\'Love\' in Narcissus and Goldmund (a novel by Herman Hesse) Love in the novel Narcissus and Goldmund, by Herman Hesse Defining the word love is almost impossible. No other word in the English language has so many different connotations and uses. There can be no one true single definition. However, for the purpose of this paper, I have come to the following conclusion. Love is an intense emotion, characterized by unwavering admiration and caring between two people who consider themselves to be
Lyl-JCLyl-JC You think you know a person. You think you know them, right up until the day they come out and tell you about all their deep, dark secrets and this whole other life they\'ve been leading that you never even knew about. At least, that was the case with my good friend, Lyle Lawrence Kingly. My name, for the information of the curious, is Niles Jameson. I knew Lyle Kingly for a good many years and was actually an associate of his for a short time. We eventually went our separate ways, I purs
Macbeth Senior Research PaperMacbeth Senior Research Paper In Shakespeare’s lifetime he wrote many plays. Many of them were critically acclaimed and others cast aside. The crowd always wanted to be more thoroughly entertained and Shakespeare always tried to keep up with the people’s needs. In 1605, Shakespeare was being hounded for another work of genius. Hamlet and King Lear had just been completed and the people begged for more. He knew not of what to write and like many playwrights, he did research. He found two stories
MacBeth's decent into hellMacBeth\'s decent into hell Macbeth Essay Nov.5/95 Macbeth is a play by William Shakespeare. Macbeth is a man who commits a series of crimes because of persuation from his wife that will benefit mostly himself but also Lady Macbeth. The play watches Macbeth as he decents into hell it also shows the conscious mind of a murderer and how murder affects peoples minds. At the beginning of the play Macbeth is a well respected warrior by everybody. Macbeth is the thane of Glamis at the beginning of the
MACHIAVELLI'S VIEW OF HUMAN NATUREMACHIAVELLI\'S VIEW OF HUMAN NATURE MACHIAVELLI\'S VIEW OF HUMAN NATURE In The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli presents a view of governing a state that is drastically different from that of humanists of his time. Machiavelli believes the ruling Prince should be the sole authority determining every aspect of the state and put in effect a policy which would serve his best interests. These interests were gaining, maintaining, and expanding his political power.1 His understanding of human nature was a c
Mark Twain's Masterpiece 'The Adventures of HuckleMark Twain\'s Masterpiece \'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain and his masterpiece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ________ A Research Paper Presented to Mr. Neil of Chula Vista High School ________ In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for English 10 Honors/Gate ________ By: Id #: 937228 May 16, 1996 Outline I. Samuel Clemens A. Who he is B. Where he was born C. Family II. How Samuel came to be Mark Twain A. His working life B. First writings III. The Adventures of Huck Finn
MelvilleMelville A Reflection On Melville\'s Accomplishments Brad Jones Ms Carman Period 6 American Literature Mellville As an author Melville both courted failure and scorned success.(pg. 613, A Companion to Melville Studies). How many famous legends in time have existed to know no fame. How many remarkable artist have lived and died never receiving due credit for there work. Herman Melville is clearly an artist of words. Herman Melville is certainly a prodigy when it comes to writing. Herman Melvill
Mending WallMending Wall “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost is a poem in which the characteristics of vocabulary, rhythm and other aspects of poetic technique combine in a fashion that articulates, in detail, the experience and the opposing convictions that the poem describes and discusses. The ordinariness of the rural activity is presented in specific description, and as so often is found in Frost’s poems, the unprepossessing undertaking has much larger implications. Yet his consideration of these does not di
MetamorphosesMetamorphoses Lisa Weinstein Nonfiction Piece January 17, 2000 Metamorphoses The loud cries of teenagers fill the night, their laughter and screams echo through the streets. The many partygoers crowd the narrow sidewalks, stumbling and leaning on each other for support. This is the typical Friday night in State College. The dance party music resonates from each fraternity house as well as the tall apartment buildings that tower over the town. The smell of beer fills the air. Turning away from ga
Comparative Essay: Mothers With A Divided HeartComparative Essay: Mothers With A Divided Heart Kathy O\'Reilly April 3, 1997 Comparative Essay The importance of raising children to be productive members of a rapidly evolving, achievement oriented society, is paramount to the success of the family and the global economy. At the same time, the stresses of every day individual economic and personal fulfillment needs are a significant counter force. This force works against the available time and effort required for mothers to successfully nurtu
Moon essaymoon essay Moon An object can represent many different things to many different people. One object of interest is the moon. Philip Larkin, the speaker of Sad Steps, and Sir Philip Sidney, speaker of sonnet 31 from Astrophel and Stella, have different feelings and attitudes towards the moon. Each speaker uses various rhetorical devices to present their opinion of the moon. Larkin uses these devices to show his bitterness and the ridiculous nature of the moon and what people think of it, and Sir P
Motifs involved in the play 'King Lear' by ShakespMotifs involved in the play \'King Lear\' by Shakespeare Motifs in the play King Lear by Shakespeare Shakespeare uses many motifs to expand on the themes of the story. His most-used motif revolves around filial responsibility. Each of the two plots contains characters who betray their fathers. Goneril and Regan flatter their father, King Lear, and then betray him. The drastic change that occurred in their attidtude towards their father is clearly evident through Goneril’s speech before: Sir,
Movingmoving As I stood at the three point line, the ball seemed to be in slow motion. Screams from the crowd came as the ball dropped through the net. Not only did this shot go in but it dropped through the net with such force that it made a sound that was heard throughout the gym. The gym was packed and the fans were on their feet, I had just hit my first three pointer of my varsity basketball career. As our team set up the press, sweat dripped from my face. I was close enough to kiss my opponent, t
My Experience with English EducationMy Experience with English Education My Experience with English Education English has never been my favorite subject. In fact, it has always been my least favorite subject. Going through school, I often wondered why I needed to do so many English related tasks, and in wondering, I learned to detest the subject without realizing its future benefits. Why do I dislike English so much? Is it such a dreadful thing to learn? Isn’t learning how to correctly write and interpret the English language impo
My experienceMy experience Tap ... tap ... tap ... I looked up to see a blurry figure of my mother tapping a few fingers on my shoulder. Sorry to wake you up, Rishi, but me and Daddy have something important to tell you. She was not smiling. I got up, now fully awake, wondering what was going on. With my father standing next to her, my mother crossed her arms and, in a tone that I knew could not be argued with, stated, We have decided to move to India permanently. I was awestruck. My family is Indian, bu
The Awakening: Public ControversyThe Awakening: Public Controversy The Awakening, written by Kate Chopin, was a book that was truly ahead of its time. The author of the book was truly a genius in her right, but yet she was seen as a scoundrel. At the time, it was a world that values only her performance as a mother, whose highest expectations for women are self sacrifice and self-effacement. ( ? ) The people of that era were not ready to admit or accept the simple but hidden feelings of intimacy or sexuality and the true natu
My Own Person Experience With The Horror Of SexualMy Own Person Experience With The Horror Of Sexual Harassment “My Own Personal Experience with the Horror of Sexual Harassment” A Realistic Fictional Work Written in the First Person to Educate Others on What to Do It was a stormy night when I first came to grips with the horror that lay ahead. Everybody loved Uncle Jack, but not me, at least not since IT happened. And it was every since IT happened that I knew for certainty when this day came that I would be frightened to the edge of my being.
Nature as Reflected in American LiteratureNature as Reflected in American Literature In his Poetics, Plato contemplates the nature of aesthetics and existence. He postulates that for every existing object and idea there is an absolute ideal which transcends human experience. He further concludes that art, including literature, is an aesthetic representation of real objects and ideas that is used to better understand their ideals. In theory, as an object becomes closer ideal it also becomes a better subject for the artist. American a
Nellie McClung- A Canadian FeministNellie McClung- A Canadian Feminist Nellie McClung Helen Nellie Laetitia Mooney was born October 20, 1873 in a log cabin on Garafraxa Road, two kilometers from Chatsworth, Ontario. She and her family moved to Manitoba when she was six years old. One of Nellie\'s best influences was her mother. Her family\'s influence was no doubt the reason she became an activist. Her mother thought that every child had the right to an education, and her whole family encouraged her to learn all she could. (9,
Animal StoryAnimal Story When I was little I loved animals. Although most children have pets, I could not convince my parents into allowing me to have one until my pre teens. I could not have been happier the day my family went to the pound and I picked out my dog Skippy. Skippy loved to run and he was loyal to me and I will never forget the day I lost him. My mom and I would take Skippy for a run after school some times. We drove down Parker Rd. to an undeveloped neighborhood with a street that resembled a
Rights of Egyptian WomenRights of Egyptian Women Throughout written history, women have experienced status subservient to the men they lived with. Generally, most cultures known to modern historians followed a standard pattern of males assigned the role of protector and provider while women were assigned roles of domestic servitude. Scholars speculate endlessly at the cause: biology, religion, social custom. Nevertheless, the women were always subordinated to the men in their culture. Through their artwork, tomb inscri
Norman Mclean’s A River Runs Through ItNorman Mclean’s A River Runs Through It Norman Mclean’s A River Runs Through It explores many feelings and experiences of one “turn of the century” family in Missoula, Montana. In both the movie, directed by Robert Redford, and the original work of fiction we follow the Mcleans through their joys and sorrows. However, the names of the characters and places are not purely coincidental. These are the same people and places known by Norman Mclean as he was growing up. In a sense, A River Runs Throu
Of Mice And MenOf Mice And Men Kubhaer Jethwani; R337 Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck This classic is set in 1930\'s California and tells of an unlikely pair of optimistic laborers who work the dusty vegetable fields of California. Their names are Lennie Small and George Milton... with George being the leader. Lennie is a man of tremendous size, but due to a mental shortcoming had the mind of a young child. George on the other hand was small and quick and dark of face. The book joins our characters on thei
On Walt Whitman's Crossing the Brooklyn FerryOn Walt Whitman\'s Crossing the Brooklyn Ferry One and the Same Walt Whitman asks himself and the reader of the poem, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, what significance a person\'s life holds in the scope of densely populated planet. The poem explores the difficulties of discovering the relevance of life. The methods that helped Whitman grasp his own idea of the importance of life are defined with some simple yet insightful and convincing observations. By living under and for the standards of others,
On James HerriotOn James Herriot In James Herriot’s autobiographical book, If Only They Could Talk, we see that Herriot has many strong characteristics which help him through his tough, and oftentimes demanding, career. He has a vast knowledge of his practice, as well as his employer and friend, Seigfried Farnon. Herriot has a great sense of humour, and is able to take embarrassment excellently. He also works well in strange, or uncomfortable situations. One of his strong character traits is his adaptability, h
Ordinary People by Judith GuestOrdinary People by Judith Guest dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, there because he had attempted suicide by slashing his wrists. His mother is a meticulously orderly person who, Jared, through projecti
Othello's Impact On Today's SocietyOthello\'s Impact On Today\'s Society Othello\'s Impact on Today\'s Society In the late 1990\'s playwright, William Shakespeare\'s, Othello was successfully produced in the United States and around the world. One might wonder why this classical tragedy gained so much popularity with today\'s society. In my own opinion, this play was successful due to the themes and issues addressed. Societies still deal with these situations today. These themes and issues are a part of our lives and people can r
ÔTHIS DEAD BUTCHER AND HIS FIEND LIKE QUEENö are MôTHIS DEAD BUTCHER AND HIS FIEND LIKE QUEENö are Malcoms fina “THIS DEAD BUTCHER AND HIS FIEND LIKE QUEEN” are Malcoms final words, a true picture of Macbeth and his wife. Looking through the scenes of the play and finding the differences in characters I will map the changes of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth . In the second scene of the play, Macbeth is praised for being loyal, brave and savage in battle by the sergeant and Ross. Here Macbeth’s violence and killings are praised because they have prese
Pain Or PleasurePain Or Pleasure Kate Chopin\'s The Story of an Hour , was set in the early 1900\'s. Mrs. Mallard, a lady with heart trouble, was carefully told that her husband was suddenly killed in a railroad disaster. Unexpectedly, her husband walks through the door safely but too late. Mrs. Mallard had already given up. These words could be used to described Mrs. Mallard: lonely, fat, stubborn, controlling, demanding, secretive, snobby, and desperate. All these are summed up in two words: mentally disturbe
Peacefully Ever AfterPeacefully Ever After MATT FARLEY A5 Peacefully Ever After Accomplish: to succeed in completing; fulfill, perform, or carry out (an undertaking, plan, promise, etc.) Throughout Janie\'s life she accomplished many things, but what I\'d like to focus on is what I believe her chief accomplishment was: Peace. Janie achieved peace through a long and trial-filled life which consisted of three husbands who were of varying personalities. In this essay I will discuss Janie\'s life relating to each of the
'Pen Pals'\'Pen Pals\' Forward: This story was written based on the X-Files characters created by Chris Carter and Ten Thirteen productions. In no way this story is being used to infringe or defame these characters or the X-Files television series. The story is based on my speculation of what happened to Agent Fox Mulder’s sister when she was a child. According to the writers of the X-Files, this story has no affiliation to what really happened to Samantha Mulder when she was a child, as no one really kno
Perplexed PoePerplexed Poe Poe is a very complicated author. His literary works are perplexed, disturbing, and even grotesque. His frequent illnesses may have provoked his engrossment in such things. In 1842 Dr. John W. Francis diagnosed Poe with sympathetic heart trouble as well as brain congestion. He also noted Poe\'s inability to withstand stimulants such as drugs and alcohol (Phillips 1508). These factors may have motivated him to write The Tell-Tale-Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Black Cat. Al
Women As News AnchorsWomen As News Anchors Women in all careers are striving to gain equality in the work force today, and female television news anchors are definitely part of the fight. The road to television news anchoring is a rocky one, where only a few women survive and many fail. Where progress was once thought to have been made, there aren\'t many females getting ahead in the world of television news. Today, there is a very slow, if any, gain in the numbers of women who succeed. There are many questions surr
Phoniness- The True Face And The False FacePhoniness- The True Face And The False Face Phoniness: The True Face And The False Face What happen if everyone in the world is wearing a mask? That is exactly what this world is; everyone wears a mask. Most people we see every day have their true identity hidden behind a facade. Although a true identity cannot be divulge just by looking, but with a careful scrutiny of one\'s character will reveal to what is behind the facade. Equivalent to what happened in J.D. Salinger\'s novel The Catcher in
The Picture of Dorian GrayThe Picture of Dorian Gray Dorian Gray and The Narcissus The myth of Narcissus is a good illustration of the damage that total self – love can do to a person. There is a misconception about narcissistic people. This confusion is the belief that narcissistic people are in love with themselves, but according to the DSM – lll criteria published in 1989, the narcissus is not in love with himself, but in fact in love with his reflection. This does not mean that a narcissus has no love for others, but
Plato & MedeaPlato & Medea A H Paper Number 1 Todd MacDowell September 26, 1999 Prof. Waite In ancient Greece women were viewed as many things. They were not viewed as equivalent to males by any means. Women were portrayed usually as submissive domestic, and controlled. They played supporting or secondary roles in life to men, who tended to be demanding of their wives, but expected them to adhere to their wishes. In the tragedy Medea, written by Euripides, Medea plays the major role in this story, unlike mos
Poetry ReviewPoetry Review Although the poems Recalling War by Robert Graves and Mental Cases by Wilfred Owen are both concerned with the damage that war does to the soldiers involved, they are different in almost every other respect. Owen\'s poem examines the physical and mental effects of war in a very personal and direct way - his voice is very much in evidence in this poem - he has clearly seen people like the \'mental cases\' who are described. It is also evident that Owen\'s own experiences of the war
Pride and Prejudice- ThemePride and Prejudice- Theme Essay on Pride and Prejudice: Theme In this novel, the title describes the underlying theme to the book. Pride and prejudice were both influences on the characters and their relationships. Darcy alienated himself from the others at first because of his intense pride. His prejudice against the Bennet\'s because of their poverty was also something that he would have to overcome. For Elizabeth, her prejudice against Darcy came from his snobbery. It caused her to not see h
'Quest for Love\'Quest for Love “The Quest For Love” In many novels in J.D. Salinger’s library of books, there is a recurring theme of the loss of innocence of children, the falling and the confusions of childhood, and many other ideas that apply to the ideas of adolescence and the life of the average teenager growing up. Many of his themes occur in a short period of time in a child’s life that affects him/her in a very profound and significant way. The idea of love is also a major theme that arises in many of
Quest For Personal Identity In Toni Morrison's TheQuest For Personal Identity In Toni Morrison\'s The Bluest Eye Post World War I, many new opportunities were given to the growing and expanding group of African Americans living in the North. Almost 500,00 African Americans moved to the northern states between 1910 and 1920. This was the beginning of a continuing migration northward. More than 1,500,000 blacks went north in the 1930\'s and 2,500,00 in the 1940\'s. Life in the North was very hard for African Americans. Race riots, limited housing
Rappapcini's Daughter vs. The BirthmarkRappapcini\'s Daughter vs. The Birthmark The Unsuccessful Experiments in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Rappaccini’s Daughter and The Bithmark How are experiments done without the use of guinea pigs to help us learn and understand what is being studied? Everyday lab animals, such as mice, are used in experiments as guinea pigs because they provide similar reactions in comparison to the human body. Thus, mush knowledge of science is gained through guinea pigs. However, in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic sto
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicals Term PaperRay Bradbury\'s The Martian Chronicals Term Paper In The Martial Chronicals, Ray Bradbury provides a glimpse into the future that not only looks at people from a technological standpoint, but from a human one as well. His well crafted, almost poetic stories are science fiction in setting only. They put much more emphasis on the apathy and inhumanity of modern society, rather than the technology. (Bryfonski, 68) Ray Dougless Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 to Leonard Spaulding and Ester Brad
Anxiety And Depression In Afro-AmericansAnxiety And Depression In Afro-Americans A major cause of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety in individuals is stress. Defined stress is an internal response caused by the application of a stressor or anything that requires coping behaviour. For example the pressure of a job, supporting a family or getting an education are stressors that can result in depression and anxiety. Individuals and groups that have numerous resources or other coping mechanisms are better suited for c
RejectionRejection Someone once told me that life is not always fair; that some days are better than others are. Men do not care for this rule and we want everyday to be great, perfect and full of joy; but deep down we know it cannot be. We refuse to accept the unfairness of life though; we resist in our own unique ways to every bad thing that happens in our lives. We have been known to resist violently, lashing out at others in rage; and we have been known to bear the pain ourselves without rage and vio
Released From the Grip of What He Carried- FreedomReleased From the Grip of What He Carried- Freedom From His C They dreamed of freedom birds. At night, on guard, staring into the dark, they were carried away by jumbo jets. They felt the rush of takeoff. Gone! They yelled. (286). Freedom bird an appropriate term for the jumbo jets that take the soldiers from their tour because it gives them the freedom from what has been holding them back. Throughout the story, First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross has his mind everywhere but on his infantry he is su
Religion and Its Effects on Stephen Dedalus in JamReligion and Its Effects on Stephen Dedalus in James Joyce\'s Religion and Its Effect on Stephen Dedalus Religion is an important and recurring theme in James Joyce\'s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Through his experiences with religion, Stephen Dedalus both matures and progressively becomes more individualistic as he grows. Though reared in a Catholic school, several key events lead Stephen to throw off the yoke of conformity and choose his own life, the life of an artist. Religion is