Thursday, April 3
Portrait of the Artist as a Young journal
“It was very big to think about everything and everywhere. Only god could do that. He tried to think what a big thought that must be but he could think only of God.”(28)The church taught Stephen all he knows on God. So, his view on what god is came from that. They’ve instilled an omnipotent view of god upon Stephen, and made him think that everything can’t be understood except by god. Joyce making Stephen think of everything and everywhere makes us attempt to think of the same thing, or at least to think of what Stephen thought of as his answer. His answer was god. This was an easy choice, because it was instilled on him since he was a young student. Joyce could be suggesting that we have to try to find answers, but some can’t be, which lends to a need in a belief in god.