(U) Ulysses, “Penelope,” Episode 18~pp 723-83

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

  • Title: Penelope
  • Scene: The Bed
  • Time: (none)
  • Organ: Flesh
  • Art: (none)
  • Colour: (none)
  • Symbol: Earth
  • Technic: Monologue (female)

One favorite among many quotes

Wake,/ Wake up, dear child! Penélopê, calm down,/ See with your own eyes what all these years you longed for!/ Odysseus is here! Oh, in the end, he came!/ And he has killed your suitors, killed them all/ Who made his house a bordel and ate his cattle and raised their hands against his son!
Eurykleia reports Odysseus’ triumphant return to a skeptical Penelope
…she had too much old chat in her about politics and earthquakes and the end of the world let us have a bit of fun first….
Molly on Dante Riordan
…Im to be slooching around down in the kitchen to get his lordship his breakfast while hes rolled up like a mummy will I indeed did you ever see me running I
Molly on Being the Upstairs Maid
ORourkes was as flat as a pancake he makes his money easy Larry they call him the old mangy parcel he sent at Xmas a cottage cake and a bottle of hogwash he tried to palm off as claret that he couldnt get anyone to drink God spare his spit for fear hed die of the drouth or I must do
Molly on Easy Larry’s generosity


What’s Important

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