In neither does there seem to be any consensus of opinion. What does happen in Ulysses! Is the meeting of Stephen and Bloom significant? It would be. Sometimes it's hard to keep track of what Stephen Dedalus is up to during Ulysses. Italian lessons; Bloom and Stephen will meet for intellectual discussions. James Joyce - Meet Leopold Bloom This video clip is from the episode, "James Joyce's Ulysses," which originally aired Stephen Dedalus.
Purefoy, is in the maternity hospital. The others mock Stephen for his youthful enthusiasm for complex theories of literary creation. After some banter about the Dublin literati, A. Chapter Ten takes place at about 3: It's made up of eighteen small episodes, which makes it a sort of doubling of the book itself which has eighteen chapters.
In these mini-episodes, we meet Father Conmee, the Dedalus sisters, and Stephen who, at the sight of one of his sisters, is wracked with guilt because she is so obviously in poor financial straits and he is doing nothing to help hera one-legged sailor, and an arm that throws a coin and belongs to Molly Bloom.
We also meet Blazes Boylan, and a host of other characters. In Chapter Eleven, it is about 4: The barmaids at the Ormond Hotel see Bloom pass by. Simon Dedalus, Stephen's father, is there, and he turns his attention to the piano, which has just been tuned by the blind stripling.
Bloom is elsewhere, buying paper. Bloom spots his car outside and also enters with a friend, Ritchie Goulding. Boylan leaves, on his way to meet Molly. Simon sings, and Bloom thinks of Molly. In Chapter Twelve, it is nearly 5: The unnamed narrator a debt collector chats with Joe Hynes, and they meet the Citizen, a fierce nationalist with a dog called Garryowen, who does not take kindly to Bloom.
Several characters enter the pub, including Bloom, behind whose back the Citizen starts throwing insults. Chapter Thirteen takes place at 8: Gerty is impatient with the boys and their noise and mess, as well as her friends, who are a little common, and she daydreams at length about herself, her romantic aspirations, and her spiritual strivings.
The twins kick their ball to Bloom, who is also on the beach, and Gerty weaves him into her thoughts she notices that he is in mourning and constructs a tragic but romantic tale around him. Cissy cockily goes to ask Bloom the time, but his watch has stopped. A fireworks display begins. Her friends run along the beach, but Gerty stays near Bloom and leans back to watch the fireworks she knows that men can be excited by immodest women, and she is allowing Bloom to see up her skirt.
When she leaves, Bloom notices that she has a limp, and we learn that he has masturbated. In Chapter Fourteen, at To reinforce the theme of childbearing, Joyce delivers a running analogy between the development of the English language and the gestation of an infant. While at the hospital, Bloom sees Stephen carousing with other young men and worries that doing so will spill and waste the seed of his talent.
This chapter is a series of fantastic events, partially the result of drunkenness on Steven's part, partially due to hallucinations induced by guilt and remorse on Bloom's part. Stephen and Lynch stagger in drunk and are mocked by the hangers-on and patrons of the place. Bloom follows, events and characters Gerty, Molly, his father, and his mother stimulating his mind and sense of guilt in a hallucinatory fashion. Bloom is arrested for committing an unnamed nuisance and undergoes a protracted trial in which he never knows for certain what the charges are.
His identity constantly changes as characters from his past and personifications of perverse desires enter the court. Bloom speaks with one of the whores, Zoe Higgins, who knows where Stephen is. When Bloom finds him, Stephen, in his drunkenness, is attempting to settle his bill.
Bloom ensures that he isn't cheated.
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The ghost of Stephen's mother appears, Stephen breaks the chandelier, and they end up on the street. A fight with some English privates he has allegedly insulted the King leaves Stephen prostrate on the pavement. The police appear, but Corny Kelleher and Bloom smooth things over. Bloom gazes at the unconscious Stephen and experiences a vision of his dead son, Rudy.
The remaining three chapters, may be seen as Ulysses' homecoming to Ithaca. These segments cover the following events from The Odyssey: In Chapter Sixteen, it is 1: Bloom and Stephen drink coffee. A number of minor characters appear, and Stephen and Bloom interact with them. Bloom shows Stephen a photograph of Molly, the implication being that Stephen's talents might be used to further Molly's career and thus oust Boylan from her affections.
They leave and discuss music as they walk. In Chapter Seventeen, it is 2: The narrative style is in the dry, question-and-answer style of the catechism. Stephen and Bloom are brought together for the last time here. Stephen seeks a father, Bloom seeks a son.
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At the same time, each of them is individual, yet harmoniously joined. In the text, they are united by a word play, becoming "Stoom and Blephen," but their union or reconciliation is ephemeral. They urinate in the garden, Bloom invites Stephen to stay, Stephen declines and leaves. Principal characters[ edit ] Leopold Bloom is a protagonist and hero in Joyce's Ulysses. Molly Bloomthe wife of main character Leopold Bloomshe roughly corresponds to Penelope in the Odyssey.
The major difference between Molly and Penelope is that while Penelope is eternally faithful, Molly is not. Stephen Dedalus is James Joyce 's literary alter egoappearing as the protagonist and antihero  of his first, semi-autobiographical novel of artistic existence A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and an important character in Joyce's Ulysses.
Stephen Dedalus appears in Ulysses as the character who corresponds to Telemachus ; less overtly, he embodies aspects of Hamlet. He is the protagonist of the first three chapters. Subsequently, Leopold Bloom is introduced, and Stephen's interactions with Bloom and his wife, Molly, form much of the final chapters' substance. Other characters[ edit ] Almidano Artifoni Mrs Yelverton Barry has been described as a "one of the fantasized sadistic women of "Circe""  who accuse Bloom in the courtroom scene of having made sexual advances—in her case, of writing to her claiming to have observed her "peerless globes" in the Theatre Royal, and offered to send her a work of fiction by a Monsieur Paul de Kock.
Best was an acquaintance of J. Synge and James Joyce. The Blooms send Milly to live in Mullingar and learn photography.
She is dating Alec Bannon in Mullingar. Boylan is well known and well liked around town, but comes across as a rather sleazy individual, especially in regards to his attitudes toward women. Boylan has become interested in Molly, and they have an affair during the novel. Josie Breen is a former love interest of Leopold Bloom. He encounters her in Dublin city, and then later in the "Nighttown" sequence where Bloom re-lives his affection for her.
Josie's husband Denis is something of a laughingstock and is in poor mental health. A person unknown sent him a postard with "U. Leopold Bloom states that Josie's marriage to Denis was a case of "beauty and the beast". She is described as a "virgin" and attends to a local woman, Mina Purefoy. She is described as brushing a Dr O'Hare's coat attentively. Private Carr Martha Clifford is a correspondent with Leopold Bloomwho according to some scholars have proposed is a pseudonymous identity for over a half a dozen other characters.
She has a son in an Oxford college. At Compton's urging, Carr eventually assaults Dedalus. He is told by nurse Quigley to be quiet. He later appears as "Dr" Punch Costello in the medical examination of Leopold Bloom and pronounces, anti-Semitically, that the "fetor judaicus" is palpable from Bloom. Martin Cunningham is a friend of Leopold Bloom 's and accompanies Bloom in the carriage to Paddy Dignam's funeral and thereafter to Kiernan's pub, where he kindly facilitates Bloom's escape from the Citizen, and to visit Dignam's widow.
Garrett Deasy is the headmaster in the school where Stephen Dedalus teaches and is pompous and opinionated. He writes a self-important letter to the evening newspaper which Dedalus helps get published, on the subject of foot and mouth disease. May Golding Dedalus is the mother of Stephen Dedalus. Stephen, a non-believer, refuses to pray at her deathbed and in consequence, thoughts of May haunt him later in the novel.
In the film of Ulysses, the American director americanizes this as "May Golding Dedalus", an anachronism which does not appear in the book, where European conventions are observed. Simon Dedalus is the father of Stephen Dedalusthe young protagonist in both, and his character is largely based on Joyce's own father, John Stanislaus Joyce. Simon is a passionate Irish nationalist and supporter of Charles Stewart Parnellfacilitating his financial success within Dublin society in Stephens' earlier years.
But with the political "fall from grace" of Parnell, he and his family also fall on hard times.