Master of Arts
James R. Frakes
A promising approach to the enigma of Stephen Dedalus in Ulysses seemed available in the late romantic "Thomistic" aesthetic developed in Joyce's novels and criticism. In this view, the art object is the intellectual transformation of perceptions by a classical temper placing an absolute aesthetic distance between creator and creation. This study applies this theory to Joyce's characterization of Stephen by listing and evaluating its objective elements - Stephen's actions, the objects he perceives and imagines, and the epithets applied to him.
Benert, Annette Mary, "Signatures of stephen: an analysis of the objective portrait in ulysses" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 3754.