(U) Episode 3: “Proteus,” ~pp 37-51.

Sandymount from Dun Laoghaire – “Walking toward Eternity,” copyright @ don ward, 2020

Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses.

  • Title: Proteus
  • Scene: Sandymount Strand
  • Hour: 11 a.m.
  • Organ: (none)
  • Art: Philology
  • Colour: Green
  • Symbol: Tide
  • Technic: Monologue (male)

Some Favorite Quotes among Many

” Me sits there his augur’s rod of ash in borrowed sandals, by day beside a livid sea, unbeheld, in violet night walking beneath a reign of uncouth stars.”

Stephen contemplates a life as yet unripened

Telémakhos could not keep still, but whispered,/

his head bent close, so the others might not hear:/

My dear friend, can you believe your eyes?/

the murmuring hall, how luminous it is/

with bronze, gold amber, silver, and ivory!/


Homer’s Odyssey, trans. Robert Fitzgerald

What’s Important?

The attached WordCloud created courtesy of WordCloud.com shows the incidence of important words appearing in the post about Episode 3 usually three or more times. Frequency may signify importance.

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2 thoughts on “(U) Episode 3: “Proteus,” ~pp 37-51.

    1. Thanks for your feedback, Elis.

      My intent is not to do what has been done excellently elsewhere. Gifford has created great notes; Gilbert offers a great summary of each episode. My purpose is to bring together what various great commentators have said about themes and symbols in the work. I am available to discuss specific questions with any reader who cares to leave a Comment as you have been kind enough to do.

      I read somewhere that only 7% of those who begin reading Ulysses finish the book. If I can improve the numbers of those who see the website to a 6% success rate, I would be very happy.

      I greatly value what you have said. You can be sure that I will continue to think about your comment.



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