This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Packet Seventeen Essay

964 words - 4 pages

Part One
James Joyce was an Irish poet, who from a young age, was urged to become a priest by friends and family, yet he decided to become a writer. He later left Ireland, and moved to the continent. Joyce was especially interested in the psychological conflicts of ordinary people. His novella, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, is a semi-autobiographical of himself when he was younger. It also shows stages of Erik Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development, like the problem with intimacy and commitment, to the negative identity, which is the opposite of what parents would wish their children to be. “they explore possibilities and begin to form their own identity based upon the ...view middle of the document...

“He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music”. In the Diffusion of Time Perspective, “the adolescent finds it impossible to plan for the future, or to retain any sense of time” (Davis and Clifton). Stephen is caught in an internal battle of wanting to please his family, but also wanting to be true to himself, in which each of the outcomes are opposites of one another. Here, we begin to see “psychosocial moratorium”, “where the individual is in a state of crisis and is actively searching among alternatives in an attempt to arrive at a choice of identity”.
Finally, we see Stephen adopt the “Negative Identity”, which is where the adolescent takes on the opposite characteristics of what their parents wish them to be. This “occurs when adolescents feel that the roles their parents and society expect them to fulfill are unattainable or unappealing, yet they cannot find any alternatives that are truly their own” (Gates). Stephen, by rejected the college and priesthood, is rejected what his parents and friends expect from him. “He wanted to meet in the real world the unsubstantial image which his soul so constantly beheld”. To others, Stephen may appear to be rather rude during this, but that is the nature of this change that is occurring. “The lasting outcome of this stage can be a capacity for fidelity” (Theory of Psychosocial Development).
All in all, A Portrait of of the Artist as a Young Man shows every step of Erikson’s Identity Diffusion. This shows that no matter who we are, we all eventually go through these stages in our life. From the intimacy with someone beginning to occur, from becoming what our parents don’t want us to be, we begin to connect the dots. It doesn’t matter if you lived in 1820, or 1000, or 2014, every person...

Find Another Essay On Packet Seventeen

Vodka Memories Essay

1870 words - 8 pages train, praying that the man will see and get off. I have a single packet of cigarettes, sitting in the middle of an empty room. Yes, they are for emergencies. That one moment that I feel myself break – and I mean truly break, I shall rush to this room, and smoke a single, savoured cigarette that will clear all my urges. That single cigarette is my fresh start, turning over the page, and getting ready to stain the whiteness with a tea stain

Do they deserve it? Essay

1739 words - 7 pages What is the difference between an eighteen year old and seventeen year old? Actually the difference is not much. They are both still young growing people that have a lot to learn. In the American justice system it could be the difference between being treated as an adult or a minor. But can an eighteen year old adult really make better choices than let's say a sixteen year old minor? Many parents would disagree and say no they are still kids and

Dead

1094 words - 5 pages , and blonde hair that fell into a fringe that almost covered his warm, alluring chestnut coloured eyes. He smoked weed and drank occasionally but what seventeen year old boy didn’t, she thought. Soon enough, with the illusion that it would make her feel “better” she was sneaking out, skiving off school, having sex and taking drugs (which unknown to her knowledge were depressants and were making her mood worse). As things got gradually worse, she

The Snapshot Day:Was It A Failure?

1487 words - 6 pages library directors of 186 of the 304 libraries who had submitted their results to the first survey. It sought to discover what contacts with state legislators were planned for Advocacy Day and whether the results of the Snapshot event were to be used as talking points during those meetings. Seventeen libraries responded to this follow-up. To the question: “As Library Director, what advocacy will you undertake on behalf of your library? the

The Internet is a Blessing

1748 words - 7 pages consists of a set of computers, a set of physical (or wireless) links, and a set of rules or protocols governing the exchange of information between them (1995). The invention of the Advanced Research Projects Agency was one of the world largest networks (ARPANET) in 1969. It was one of the world’s first operational packet switching networks, the first network to implement TCP/IP and the progenitor of what was to become the global Internet

Life Stage Project Part 2 - APU LIBS 302 - Case Study

2859 words - 12 pages I. Introduction Sebastian is almost seven years old and lives at home with his mother and one of his older siblings, who is seventeen, in a beautiful home in the San Gabriel Valley. His house has an enormous set of yards that allow him maximum outdoor space for many activities and chores. Their house faces the San Gabriel Mountains and live in a cul-d-sac. They have neighbors on each side whom he knows and communicates with daily. At his house

Benjamin Franklin

2293 words - 9 pages January 17th, 1706 Abiah and Josiah Franklin were blessed with the birth of a baby boy, a boy who would grow up to be a great man. A writer, an inventor, a scientist, a diplomat, and a man that would play a major role in shaping the world he lived in .His name was Benjamin Franklin.Josiah was a Englishman who moved to Boston in 1683. He was a candle and soap maker and the father to seventeen children. In his life he had two wives, one of whom

Eat Your Greens – Do Not Smoke Them

1952 words - 8 pages agents in marijuana are far more potent and concentrated. Five joints over the course of a week is the equivalent to a packet cigarettes during the same time period. It is important to understand that by inhaling carcinogens over a long period of time could result in an extremely high risk of cancer. Inhaling the carcinogens from marijuana smoke regularly causes respiratory damage and can even cause issues with breathing similar to that of

The Importance of Educating Adolescents on Various Birth Control Methods

2641 words - 11 pages knowledge regarding the risks and consequences of unprotected sex. Nurses can help prevent teen pregnancies by advocating the use of contraceptives, encouraging early communication, providing various birth control options and accessibility. Patient Information The majority of patients during clinical at the University of Colorado’s Hospital were adolescents, thus posing a challenge. One patient in particular was a seventeen-year old who gave

Eat Your Greens – Do Not Smoke Them

2068 words - 9 pages agents in marijuana are far more potent and concentrated. Five joints over the course of a week is the equivalent to a packet cigarettes during the same time period. It is important to understand that by inhaling carcinogens over a long period of time could result in an extremely high risk of cancer. Inhaling the carcinogens from marijuana smoke regularly causes respiratory damage and can even cause issues with breathing similar to that of cigarette

Development and Validation of Racial and Ethnic Socialization Scale in African American Families - Prairie View A&M University/Testing - Testing Instrument Research Paper

2445 words - 10 pages socialization while an additional twelve items focused on ethnic socialization. In 2007, Brown and Krishnakumar utilized Confirmatory Factor Analysis findings from 218 African-American adolescents from grades nine through twelve that were in support of the multidimensional nature of racial as well as ethnic socialization. In their newly updated scale they generated seventeen items that pertained to racial socialization and an additional twenty-five items

Similar Essays

Cenie Myrtle Seyster Straw Essay

914 words - 4 pages . The students agreed that when they received a letter from a fellow member of the class that they would add an additional letter to the packet and send it along to the next (alphabetical) member of the class. In this way, each year classmates would receive a packet containing seventeen letters. Once they had read them all, they would add their new letter and send the package along again to make its rounds. For the first few years, the students

The Harder You Look, The More There Is To See

1058 words - 5 pages Large Hadron Collider, twenty-seven kilometers, about seventeen miles, in circumference. This ring has two vacuum tubes that fire protons in opposite direction, crossing them over in detector caverns. Here, computers take measurements to make sure nothing unexpected happens, such as a packet colliding into a wall, or smashing into another packet too early. When they are finally made to collide at four terra-EV each, the computer tracks information

Heart Of Darkness Vs. Apocalypse Now!

986 words - 4 pages boat to search for weapons. Another soldier, only seventeen years old, becomes nervous and shoots all the fishermen dead except a woman. The captain insists in getting the wounded woman help, but is stopped when Willard shoots and kills the woman (Coppola). Moral degradation is evident in both Marlow and Willard and become numb towards the violence when they are forced to focus on survival. Marlow and Willard’s mentality muddles as they go deeper

Cultural Competence In Counseling Essay

697 words - 3 pages within a close-knit family, which worked hard saving money for Jia, an only child, to become a surgeon. The counselor grew up in foster homes, married at the age of seventeen so she could leave the foster care system. The counselor never grew up with family or anyone who cared about her future. Jia feels guilty for not living up to her parent’s standards with her schooling. The counselor quit school in her senior year to work, obtaining a