He is an easy target for bullies, and one day he is pushed into a cesspool. Salient details are carefully chosen and fitted into the aesthetic pattern of the novel. He cannot seem to stop going to prostitutes, nor does he want to stop.
The first time I heard about James Joyce, I was 18 years old, working as a substitute teacher in a small community in northern Norway and wanting to be a writer. Stephen enters a period of spiritual confession. We learn about the language, our culture and society, and to that first identity within the family, a new layer of national identity is added.
In order to highlight the importance of Stephen's aesthetic experiences, Joyce borrowed a word from the Catholic faith in order to create a literary term of his own.
Yeats recommended Joyce's work to the avant-garde American poet Ezra Poundwho was assembling an anthology of verse. James Joyce in Born into a middle-class family in Dublin, Ireland, James Joyce — excelled as a student, graduating from University College, Dublin, in Parnell had powerfully led the Irish Parliamentary Party until he was driven out of public life after his affair with a married woman was exposed.
Joyce called these moments epiphanies.
Going with prostitutes becomes a habit.