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Critical Essay by Maurice Harmon

SOURCE: Harmon, Maurice. “Richard Rowan, His Own Scapegoat.” James Joyce Quarterly 3, no. 1 (fall 1965): 34-40.

In the following essay, Harmon examines the main character in Exiles.

In James Joyce's Exiles it is easy to see Richard Rowan as a dominating figure. In scene after scene his probing, inquisatorial mind exposes the other characters in a merciless manner. And it is true that in the process he shows superior courage and integrity. But a highminded, dominating Richard, similar to the Stephen Dedalus of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, is only part of the full characterization. Exiles does more than unmask Richard's associates and has another purpose besides that of showing the rebel-artist transcending orthodoxies and conventions in the name of art. Richard, too, is unmasked. The play moves steadily towards the climax in Act...

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