Research Joyce's life and explain how growing up in Dublin affected him. Also, explain why he felt he had to leave Ireland to become a successful artist.

Jame's Joyce's Life
Josh Thomas Per. 2

James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882 in Rathgar, Ireland. He was the eldest of ten kids. His father was John Stanislaus Joyce. He was an unsuccessful entrepreneur who drank frequently. His mother, on the other hand, was an gifted pianist. When he was six, James Joyce began to receive Jesuit education. In 1902, he renounced his Catholicism and went to Paris to pursue his career in journalism. He returned home, only when he received a telegram, notifying him that his mother was dying. After his mother's death, James began to drink heavily. While in Ireland, James met his lifelong companion, Nora Barnacle. He fell madly in love with her, and they made an nontraditional vow of love for each other. In 1904, the couple left the continent and lived in numerous places. Although Joyce left Ireland, Ireland had a tremendous impact on his writing. By leaving Ireland, Joyce was able to gain cultural experiences that would also affect his future writing.

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Dublin and Joyce: A Love Hate Relationship
Maxime Philip Per. 4
No place was more constricting than late 19th century Ireland. James Joyce spent his first eighteen years in Dublin and it forever affected him. He learned to love the Irish people and land. He was always a proud Irishman but the political and religious turmoil in Ireland at the time was too much for the artist that he was. Because he was raised in a catholic school system and poverty his artistic ability was restrained. The environment in Dublin made it difficult for him to expand and learn more about literature and his own skills as a writer. Moving to France, where the arts are encouraged, was a clear choice for Joyce because he would finally be able to exercise his artistic ability.

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Dublin's Affect On James Joyce

Adrian Salazar P.2
James Joyce grew up in Dublin, where his father had failed at many professions (including a distillery businessman) and his mother was an accomplished pianist. However, they were still poor, even though they maintained a middle class ranking. Due to the financial hardships in Dublin, it can be inferred that Joyce realized that it was not a place where he could earn very much money or recognition. As result, he traveled to different larger cities in Europe trying to publish works. He was able to do this in many of the cities he visited, and even tried to come back to Dublin and create a cinema, but it was to no avail, so he decided not to attempt to publish anything more in Dublin. His last visit was in 1916.
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The Life of James Joyce

Lauren Goddard, Period 4


James Joyce was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1882. His father and mother were both unable to provide adequately for his large family of twelve, resulting in his family being poor. They also constantly struggled to maintain their middle class rank. Despite being poor, Joyce managed to be educated early on by Jesuits at colleges both in Clane and Dublin. Then in 1898, he attended the University of College Dublin. Growing up in Dublin affected Joyce. He had little money, and he knew Dublin was not a good place at the time to be successful in publishing works. Joyce decided to get away from Dublin. He traveled around Europe to try to gain recognition in the hopes of publishing his work. After some struggle, Joyce was successful in publishing. His first short story, "The Sisters", was published in 1904. In 1907, he published the last short story, "The Dead". Joyce published 15 short stories between 1904 and 1907, creating the final book "Dubliners", which consists of all the short stories in 1914. His success in publishing more works outside of Dublin continued for many years. James Joyce once said, "One of the things I could never get accustomed to in my youth was the difference I found between life and literature."
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How growing up in Dublin affected James Joyce
Jennie Stodder Period 2

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As Tim Miller, publisher of Six Gallery Press said, “Joyce was born into the typical Irish combination of poverty, Catholicism, and alcoholism.” He lived Dublin, Ireland from his birth in 1882 until he moved to Paris in 1902. James Joyce’s family consisted of his mother, father, and ten children. As more children were added to his family, his family’s social class decreased from being in the middle class to being in poverty. England’s control of Dublin was a contributor the economic downfall that the Joyce’s experienced because Ireland experienced poverty from the mid 1800’s to their independence in the 1920’s. The rebellious attitude that people in Dublin had towards England effected Joyce’s personality, along with his family’s lack of money. In 1882 James Joyce attended Clongowes Wood College and was constantly stricken by his priests for his inattention to school work. Joyce’s experience at the Jesuit school probably accounted for his inattention to the Jesuit religion. After a political affair, the Irish government was controlled by different people, causing Joyce’s father to loose his job, and Joyce to leave college. Since Joyce’s father was fired by the Dublin government, Joyce probably lost trust in Dublin officials and wanted to leave Dublin. Then Joyce attended Belvedere College for free and his genius was noticed. The college was located in the middle of Dublin, and Joyce learned a lot of information through the city’s librarys. Joyce’s large quantity of knowledge learned in Dublin accounts for his descriptions of Dublin as an adventurous and exciting city in his books.

Joyce and Dublin

Jackie Hsu — Period 4
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James Joyce was born on February 2nd, 1882 to John and Mary Joyce as the eldest of ten children. After eleven years of financial hardships for funding education, his father was listed as bankrupt, his work was suspended, and the whole family took a dive into poverty.
James attended several schools and universities in Dublin before leaving for Paris to study medicine. He returned to Dublin after notification of his mother’s illness. After her passing, he stayed in Dublin trying to get Portrait published (which was rejected at the time), and drank heavily. He met Nora Barnacle and later eloped with her to the continent.
Joyce moved with Nora all over Europe, taking a list of teaching jobs from Zürich to Trieste. When Joyce had reason to, he occasionally returned to Dublin—from establishing a cinema to the pushing of the publishing of Dubliners.
Influences in Dublin tended to remind Joyce of his strained familial relations. After several unsuccessful attempts at publishing his written works, he strayed away from the streets of his childhood to seek prospective publishers abroad. His travels with Nora brought along the meeting of many people whom from he often sought help and critiques. A few would later be the bases of characters in his subsequent works. Joyce is considered to be an important author of the modernist movement in literature.
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Dublin's influence on Joyce

Ziming Li P.4
James Joyce was born on February 2nd, 1882. His father was a poor man and an unsuccessful entrepreneur. Joyce's mother was better off as an accompanist for the Roman Catholic Church. Growing up in Dublin, Joyce is influenced by the Catholic Religion; we can see that religion is a big theme in the Dubliners. He got his education from Clongowes Wood College starting at age six and went to Dublin's Belvedere College and University College. Because Ireland then was filled with turmoil with England economically unstable, Joyce left the country and went to Paris pursuing career in journalism. He returned to Dublin a year later only to see his mother before her go. As he left Dublin, he took Nora Barnacle, a chambermaid who later becomes his wife.
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Dublin's Impact on James Joyce
Libby Schutte P.4

James Joyce was born in Dublin, Ireland on February 2, 1882. He was the eldest of ten children and his family maintained a middle-class status for his early childhood. His family came to experience financial troubles causing them to move to a more affordable neighborhood and Joyce to withdraw from his school. Throughout his life religion played a dominant part. From the age of 6 Joyce was educated by Jesuits and his mother was dedicated to the Roman Catholic Church. He eventually attended the University College, Dublin where he studied languages and parted with the church. His families financial hardships and his negative experiences with the church was enough to drive Joyce away from his hometown. It appears that Joyce also wanted to leave Dublin so that he could develop his career in a much larger city. He continued traveling after his initial move to Paris in order to try and promote his works.

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Dublin's Effect on Joyce

Zack Guttroff P.4

James Joyce was born in Dublin on February 2, 1882. His father went from job to job unsucsessfully, while his mother was an acomplished pianist who was also very religious. James was the oldest of 10 children, and his family was poor because they could not afford to take care of so many children. At the age of six James started attending school and later went to Belvedere College in 1893. After his graduation at the age of 20 he moved out of Dublin and into Paris where he became a journalist. I think that Joyce wanted to escape from the poverty of Dublin and start over fresh in a new city where his literary works would be more appreciated. A year later Joyce returned to Dublin to visit his dying mother and soon after her death he got married and travelled all over Europe.

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James Joyce

Megan Kelly P. 4

James Joyce was born in Dublin on February 2, 1882 to an impoverished family. Jesuits educated Joyce at the various colleges he attended, including Belvedere College in Dublin. During Joyce’s life, Dublin was in a state of decline because the Irish parliament was abolished in 1800. Due to the state of Dublin, Joyce had a desire to leave his birthplace, and broaden his experiences. In 1902, after graduating college, Joyce departed from his family and the Catholic faith, and went to Paris in order to experience more European culture. Joyce felt he had to leave Ireland to become a successful artist, because during the time period, other parts of Europe were more nurturing to the arts. Joyce struggled financially in his adult life and had various jobs including being a teacher and a journalist. He traveled around England, working on his various works as a writer. Although Joyce left Dublin, Ireland had a huge impact on his writing. The setting of most of his stories takes place in Ireland.

Dublin’s Affect on James Joyce
Amanda Brown P.4
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James Joyce was the eldest of ten children born into his family. His father struggled with many destructive vices, which led to the family’s constant poverty. Joyce went away to boarding school at the age of six, and then returned later and was schooled with his mothers help. His family was more of an infringement on his success rather than Dublin itself. Joyce lived in Dublin until he moved to Paris in 1902, where his works really began to expand. He published many short stories between the years of 1904 and 1907, where his success came in much larger cities. He was able to expand his genius by inspiration from traveling around Europe, while also incorporating in interesting views toward Dublin. The compilation of his unfortunate social class situation, his father’s alcoholism and his religious views of Catholicism led to his impactful influence in modern literature.

James Joyce and Ireland
Peter Firouzbakht P.2

James Joyce was born in Dublin in 1882 to a poor Roman Catholic family. He was educated by Jesuits and later attended University College in Dublin, where he was inspired for his earlier works. After his graduation, Joyce left Dublin to go live in Paris, only to return a year later after receiving a telegram saying that his mother was dying. After the death of his mother, Joyce lived a nomadic lifestyle, moving around continental Europe frequently. Ireland was an influence in Joyce’s work as the majority of his work is based on Irish culture and personalities. His nomadic lifestyle could have permitted him to gain a greater insight into the qualities of Irish culture that make it unique and add to his writing. The protagonist of Joyce's novel Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is quasi based off of Joyce himself. At the end of the novel, the protagonist, Stephen, decides to leave Ireland and travel to Paris in order to encounter the reality of the experience and establish himself as a writer.


Life of James Joyce by Sherry Jiang
James Joyce was born in Dublin in 1882. His father, John Stanislaus Joyce, was an impoverished gentleman and mother, Mary Jane Murray, was an accomplished pianist, whose life was dominated by the Roman Catholic Church and her husband. In spite of the poverty, the family struggled to maintain solid middle-class facade.From the age of six Joyce, was educated by Jesuits at Clongowes Wood College, at Clane, and then at Belvedere College in Dublin. Although Joyce rejected most of the religious instruction he received from his Roman Catholic upbringing, he thanked the Jesuits for teaching him to think straight, which had later influences in his books. In 1898 he entered the University College, Dublin, where he found his early inspirations from the works of Henrik Ibsen, St.Thomas Aquinas and W.B. Yeats. Joyce felt that he had to leave Ireland to become a successful author because the French were more open to publishing his works than the British would be.

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J Joyce by J Vlahos
James Joyce was born in Dublin in 1882 to father John Joyce and mother Mary Murray. After attending Jesuit school as well as University College, Dublin, Joyce moved to work as a journalist in Paris. He spent a year in France and only returned to Dublin upon hearing news that his mother was dying. Soon after her death, he left Dublin permanently with his future wife Nora Barnacle, a chambermaid. It seems Joyce left Ireland because of the mixed feelings he had for the country as well as its people. Joyce viewed Ireland and parochial and repressive, yet also intense and passionate. Though he seemed to search for an escape from Dublin, he never quite felt at home in any other city.



Joyce's life in Dublin
Alexa Simpson, Period 4

James Joyce, born in Dublin may have been greatly affected by his parents, John Stanislaus Joyce and Mary Jane Murray. Joyce’s father failed at most of all his professions, which included the distillery business, as well as tax collecting and politics. It seems that Joyce’s father was trying hard at many different things in order to support his family, but never really succeeded in any of them, which leaves question in whether or not Joyce had a good relationship with his father. Mary Jane Murray was a successful pianist who was ten years younger than John Joyce, the catholic church as well as her marriage over powered her life, giving James Joyce a difficult upbringing through poverty and possible problems with his parents. Joyce went to a Jesuit school despite his lack of faith in the particular religion. His upbringing in a Jesuit school may have been difficult for him because of his opposite beliefs and feelings towards the religion. Joyce felt it was necessary for him to leave Ireland to establish himself as a writer. Joyce also wanted to find the reality of experience, getting away from the poverty stricken upbringing and religion in which he did not hold strong.

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