Finnegans Wake - Book 1, Finnegan's Wake : Chapter 2, Part 1 Cont. Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 34 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Finnegans Wake.
This section contains 692 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Finnegans Wake Study Guide

Book 1, Finnegan's Wake : Chapter 2, Part 1 Cont. Summary

Part 1 continues in this puzzling and mysteriously entertaining manner. Joyce seems to be sharing in a comical revelry about the great sense of history that Europeans have. He is both making a joke of it and enabling pretensions of some kind. The flow is greatly affected by this. There are highlights to these next chapters but they lack the linear cohesion normally associated with novels. This second chapter continues to be a wide-ranging piece. The language flows smoothly and charmingly. The topics actually change to such a degree that there is little sense of real plot line. Joyce is actually supplying a broad image; he is presenting a kind of landscape. This landscape is cultural and what would ordinarily be plot would in this case be devoted to further descriptions of what this culture is actually like...

(read more from the Book 1, Finnegan's Wake : Chapter 2, Part 1 Cont. Summary)

This section contains 692 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Finnegans Wake Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Finnegans Wake from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook