A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

“And to distinguish between the beautiful and the sublime, the dean added. To distinguish between moral beauty and material beauty. And to inquire what kind of beauty is proper to each of the various arts. These are some interesting points we might make up.”

James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. pg. 159.

Difference between beautiful and sublime and how this affects Stephen. What does he distinguish himself as?