James Joyce – Life and Works

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Dublin, Ireland. He was a famous Irish novelist, poet, and short-story writer. His finest novel was known to be Ulysses.

He was known for his exploration of language as well as literary forms wherein revealed that he is a genius writer equipped with a fresh approach. He found love in using the stream-of-consciousness technique and later on, he used this in his works. He was also able to evaluate big events through the glimpse of small events in his everyday life.

He was known as well to be a very intelligent man and a passionate literary writer. Joyce’s first published book was Dubliners which contains a collection of 15 short stories. Another novel from him was Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man which drew the attention of Ezra Pound.

His notable work was Ulysses was notable for the use of the stream-of-consciousness technique. Moreover, it tackles humor and gives an in-depth portrayal of the characters. It was well praised and its complexity has drawn more attention to analyzing the novel.

One famous quote from James Joyce was, Mistakes are the portals of discovery. It is indeed true that mistakes lead us to new learnings, new discoveries that we can apply in our everyday lives. We often commit mistakes and worry about how they will affect our growth. But actually, mistakes teach us a lesson wherein we can use that for our progress.

Mistakes do not define who we were before, who we are right now and who we will be in the future. Mistakes actually let us feel the essence of being a human, committing mistakes and learning from those. The value in the idea of committing mistakes is not the actual action wherein we commit the wrong thing but when it dawns on us how important the lesson we got from that one mistake is.

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Elaine Abesamis

Elaine Marie I. Abesamis is currently a Senior High school student at Far Eastern University. During her elementary years until now, she is a consistent honor student. Apart from that, she has also a passion dedicated to writing. She joined the school publication in her Junior High school and served as a contributor there for the Feature, Science and Health, and Editorial Page. She is also a former member of the current senior high school’s Official Publication. She also has experience from joining various competitions and winning some of those. Moreover, she has also attended several trainings, workshops, and seminars for writing workshops. Apart from writing, she is also fond of reading which makes her vocabulary extend that can help her in writing. She expresses herself well through writing especially in essays and poems. She had also the experience of being a proofreader from an author and she also joined some organizations as a content writer for those.