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" When the soul of a man is born in this country there are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight. You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets. "
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Page 238
by James Joyce - 1922 - 299 pages
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James Joyce: A Critical Introduction

Harry Levin - Literary Criticism - 1960 - 256 pages
...your heart you are an Irishman but your pride is too powerful."237 Stephen is unwilling to compromise: "When the soul of a man is born in this country there...language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets." In exile, silence, and cunning he trusts to find substitutes for those three forms of subjection. On...
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Movements in English Literature

Gillie - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 207 pages
...'Daedalus' was an artist in a Greek myth who provided himself with wings. But first he must leave Ireland : When the soul of a man is born in this country there...from flight. You talk to me of nationality, language, region. I shall try to fly by those nets. Joyce's total dedication to his art was a heroic choice,...
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The Self-begetting Novel

Steven G. Kellman - Literary Criticism - 1980 - 161 pages
...note of liberation, Stephen also employs the image of a net. He proclaims to the nationalist Davin: When the soul of a man is born in this country there...language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets (p.203). However, the net trope functions differently in A Portrait than it does in Under the Net....
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Joyce's Catholic Comedy of Language

Beryl Schlossman - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 243 pages
...is posited as an institution of social order opposed to the symbolic singularity of the individual: "When the soul of a man is born in this country there...language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets" (203). The anticipated flight of exile is founded in the encounter with sexuality (sin) and the symbolic—with...
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Forms of Life: Character and Moral Imagination in the Novel

Martin Price - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 373 pages
...are an Irishman but your pride is too powerful." But Stephen must see Ireland's claims as captivity: "When the soul of a man is born in this country there...language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets." He parries the claims that his friend Cranly advances in Ireland's behalf, the most compelling of them...
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Birds in Literature

Leonard Lutwack - Literary Collections - 1994 - 286 pages
...to the church and prepares to leave home. Earlier he had considered Ireland to be like a bird trap: "When the soul of a man is born in this country there...language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets" (203). Stephen's leaving Ireland and the church is comparable to the escape of Daedalus from Crete...
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The Enemy: A Review of Art and Literature, Issue 1

Wyndham Lewis, David Peters Corbett - Art - 1994 - 160 pages
...another. And you invite me to be one of you. I'd see you damned first." A little later Stephen remarks : "You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets." So from the start the answer of Joyce to the militant nationalist was plain enough. And he showed himself...
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James Joyce and the Question of History

James Fairhall - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 290 pages
...Parnell but you sold him to the enemy or failed him in need or reviled him and left him for another . . . When the soul of a man is born in this country there...language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets. (P 2o3) Davin's credo of "Ireland first" provokes the retort: "Ireland is the old sow that eats her...
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Occupied Reading: Critical Foundations for an Ecological Theory

Alan A. Block - Education - 1995 - 247 pages
...discover the meanings that have always been found. 4. Stephen boldly announces that "When the soul of man is born in this country there are nets flung at...language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets" (1966, 203). 5. Laocoon was the Trojan priest killed with his sons by two sea serpents after warning...
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Decadence and the Making of Modernism

David Weir - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 232 pages
...uncreated conscience of my race" (P, 255). To accomplish this, exile is necessary, and for this reason: "When the soul of a man is born in this country there...are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight You [Davin, a nationalistic Irishman] talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly...
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