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

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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...

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