Ulysses

Ulysses: Top Ten Quotes

“He proves by algebra that Hamlets grandson is Shakespeares grandfather and that he himself is the ghost of his own father”. (p. 21 – Chapter One Episode One Telemachus) This point is made by Mulligan as he parodies Stephens interest in literature and philosophy. This is also noteworthy for the critical interest this novel takes …

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Ulysses: Biography: James Joyce

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce  was born 2 February 1882 in Rathgar, Dublin. He was educated at Clongowes Wood College and Belvedere College (Jesuit schools) and went on to study at University College, Dublin. His experimental writing is synonymous with modernism and he was a pioneer in challenging the form and structure of novel writing. In …

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Ulysses: Metaphor Analysis

Keys Keys are alluded to several times in the novel when, for instance, both Bloom and Stephen spend the day without theirs and Bloom attempts to secure work with the firm called Keyes. The key come to symbolize security and closure, and the lack of these objects reinforces how both Bloom and Stephen are exiles, …

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Ulysses: Theme Analysis

Father-son relationships This relationship runs as a main strand through the course of the novel. As well as the references to Bloom and his dead son Rudy, who he imagines as a fairy child in Circe, and Simon and Stephen Dedalus, the surrogate father and son relationship between Stephen and Bloom is of paramount importance. …

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Ulysses: Character Profiles

Alec Bannon:  A friend of Buck Mulligan, he is also referred to in Milly Blooms letter to her father. He appears in the novel with Mulligan at the maternity hospital (in Oxen of the Sun episode) and talks about Milly. Bantam Lyons:  Lyons assumes incorrectly that Bloom gives him a tip on the horse Throwaway …

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