Finnegans Wake Book Summary and Study Guide

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The event is the self-exposure of the hero to two young women. He is observed and suffers from the consequences in terms of disgrace and imprisonment from which he escapes. The book is a dream and recapitulates the history of the world.
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Chapter Analysis of Finnegans Wake

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   general liberal/left wing activism    -   religious issues Family, loving relations    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   incest Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Africa    -   Yes The Americas (not US):    -   Yes Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Jungles?    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Air?    -   Yes Island?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   orgies    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk! Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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