A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Stephen now view his life?

2. Whose innocence does Stephen remember trampling on?

3. How does Stephen come to view all of creation?

4. How does the priest react to Stephen's confession?

5. How does Stephen react to the announcement of the rector?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the idea of love at first sight. Use Stephen's early encounter with the girl on the tram as a starting point. Express your opinion about the concept of love at first sight. Include an example from modern day experience.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on decision making. The symbolism of Stephen's pacing back and forth between the chapel and Byron's pub is his crossroads decision to return to the church and become a priest or give in to his desire to become an artist. In your essay discuss both the rational and emotional elements involved in decision making process.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on following your dreams. What might have happened to Stephen if he abandoned his dream of becoming an artist? From that perspective, write your essay on the importance of pursuing a career path that is ultimately fulfilling.

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