(U) Episode 1: “Telemachus” ~pp 1-24.

“Mulligan and the Milk Maid” copyright @ don ward, 2020

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

  • Title: Telemachus
  • Scene: The Tower
  • Hour: 8 a.m.
  • Organ: (none)
  • Art: Theology
  • Colour: White, gold
  • Symbol: Heir
  • Technic: Narrative (young)

One Favorite Quote among Many

“Horn of a bull, hoof of a horse, smile of a Saxon.”


Stephen’s dangers to the Irish.

What’s Important?

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One thought on “(U) Episode 1: “Telemachus” ~pp 1-24.

  1. Original Comment posted on August 9, 2021
    Q ( from Vardhan Le Zuz) Hi…. did anywhere in your writings or would u like to comment regarding the question – why did steven really got insulted Mulligan’s remark. obviously its not just his mother or his act of not kneeling at her side & more Steven refused to bend to any1…. what (& if there is a connetion to Heins behaviour & staying – the other triger of him leaving the martelo not to return
    My Reply: Stephen specifies that it’s not the insult to his mother who Mulligan says is “beastly dead” but the insult to Stephen himself that prompts the break. Stephen has broken with the Church and will soon break with Ireland. He is about to declare himself bound only to his art. Mulligan the Mocker ridicules any conviction. Buck Mulligan’s decisions seem to be only driven by situational ethics, nihilistic. Haines’ presence is an affront against Ireland. As the master, he presumes to look at the culture under a microscope as a butterfly collector might pin his prey. His treatment of the milk maid, who is a representation of Ireland, is insulting. There is also the suggestion of an insult to the Church by Haines. His dream causing him to shoot at the black panther suggests an interference with Irish Religion by England. Pantera was the Roman Legionaire sometimes said to have fathered Christ.

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