Study Guide

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Characters

By James Joyce

Stephen J. Dedalus

Have you ever tried to describe a sibling, or a parent, or that best friend you’ve known...

Simon Dedalus

There are some real father-issues in this book. Stephen’s father is possibly the most...

Mary Dedalus

Honestly, there’s not much to say about Stephen’s mother. She’s always present...

Emma

Emma is really not a "character" in the traditional sense of the word. She’s actually more...

Stephen’s friends

Stephen doesn’t have too many real friends at university, but the ones he does have are...