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ULYSSES by James Joyce

ULYSSES by James Joyce

PROTEUS: The Proteus illustration is a representation of Stephen Dedalus strolling along Sandymount Strand with his ash stick. His internal monologue begins with the remark: '‘Ineluctable modality of the visible.’ Much of what he muses upon is the notion of what he can see with his eyes open and how he feels about things when his eyes are shut. When his eyes are shut the sounds become more prominent; thus creating a sense of space and time. The illustration represents what Stephen thinks about rather than what he actually sees. LESTRYGONIANS: There is much of Bloom’s ‘interior monologue’ in this illustration. Placed across the top is a length of barbed wire: ‘It was a nun they say inventedbarbed wire.’ Below this we can see two eyes looking at a Gorgonzola sandwich and, beyond that, the stars. This represents a diagram of a parallax, a word that occurs a number of times. It means the displacement (or the difference) in the apparent position (or direction) of an object as viewed from twoor more different points of view. NAUSICAA: The main illustration represents Leopold Bloom’s as he gazes lustfully at Gerty MacDowell, who is sitting on a rock on the beach, lying back and showing her underwear. The images below are as follows, from left to right: a Greek pot image of Nausicaa; a patch of blue and grey representing the colours in the Linati schema; Bloom’s watch, which stops at half past four (the very time when Boylan is having an assignation with Bloom’s wife Molly); an eye and nose, representing the body parts in the Linati schema, and finally a cuckoo clock, representing Bloom’s cuckoldry by Blazes Boylan.

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Nausicaa