Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses
- Title: Scylla and Charybdis
- Scene: The Library
- Time: 2 p.m.
- Organ: Brain
- Art: Literature
- Colour: (none)
- Symbol: Stratford, London
- Technic: Dialectic
Favorite Quotes among Many
“No, no, put all your backs into it, row on;/ invoke Blind Force, that bore this scourge of men,/ to keep her from a second strike against you./”
Kirkê's advice to accept his inevitable losses to Scylla rather than to fight and lose all (Homer Book XII 94-96).
—The world believes that Shakespeare made a mistake, he said, and got out of it as quickly and as best he could. (Eglinton) —Bosh! Stephen said rudely. A man of genius makes no mistakes.
Eglinton and Stephen disagree over Shakespeare's "mistake" in wedding Ann.
“If others have their will Ann hath a way.”
This quote appeared at least as far back as Charles Dibdin, 1792 (Gifford with Seidman n 189:4-5).
“A quarter of an hour before his death he was alive.”
Soldiers of Maréchal de la Palisse excusing their slain superior from blame for the French defeat at Pavia
—O, Father Dineen! Directly. Swiftly rectly creaking rectly rectly he was rectly gone.
Lyster, rector and successor to Jonathon Swift, with these nine
words, four being "rectly," also sweep up "rector," "directly"
and the antithesis of directly with painful delay (Gifford and
Seidman). The Quaker librarian might also be a rectum.
“A brother is as easily forgotten as an umbrella.”
Stannie Joyce might agree and add that a debt to a brother might be forgotten even easier.
—You are a delusion, said roundly John Eglinton to Stephen. You have brought us all this way to show us a French triangle. Do you believe your own theory? —No, Stephen said promptly.
The attached WordCloud created courtesy of WordCloud.com shows the incidence of important words appearing in the post about this episode. Frequency may signify importance.
copyright@ don ward, 2020