The Details of the Moment

“They all laughed again. Stephen trIed to laugh with them. He felt his whole body hot and confused in a moment.” (11)

“To remember that and the white look of the lavatory made him feel cold and the hot.” (9)

Joyce uses temperature and colors to put the reader into the situation. He explains Stephen’s feelings through the tangible effects that emotions cause in people, really allowing people to connect.

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