AbstractThis paper explores the mythical basis,
nationalist affiliations and religious,
historical past in James Joyce's A Portrait of
the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses.
These two selected novels carry different
mythical narratives and sensibilities. This
paper discusses a journey where time and
space are transcended, which is called a
“mythic journey”. Issues related to culture,
religion and their association with
ideological grounds are very prominent.
Elements of religious past and feelings
attached to these grounds are very vibrant.
The author shares his keen observation and
deep experience with nationalist affiliations
and their impact. This research is qualitative
in nature. For better conceptual
understanding, documentaries and works of
Joseph Campbell and theories presented by
Allan Watts: especially his book Myth and
Rituals in Christianity, support this research
as a major theoretical framework. This
research is helpful to know about the
historical past and the mythical grounds of
1-Hassan Bin Zubair PhD Scholar, Department of English, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Mamona Yasmin Khan Department of English, The Women University Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Sidra Tariq PhD Scholar, Department of English, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.
KeywordsMyths, Transformation, Religion, Nationality, Rituals, Understanding
Volume & IssueV - IV