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[singlepic id=434 w=320 h=240 float=left] They key thing that happens on this page (so to speak) is Mulligan asking for the key to the tower.  We know that Stephen has paid the rent, we know that he’s the real intellectual, we know that Mulligan has been overplaying their friendship to Haines for the sake of […]

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[singlepic id=430 w=320 h=240 float=left] Haines has totally lost Stephen, as the Englishman goes into his conspiracy theory about the German Jews taking over Britain. Stephen, meanwhile, is having that moment familiar to all precocious young artists wherein he realizes he is wasting his gifts among idiots. After his vision of the purge of the […]

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[singlepic id=429 w=320 h=240 float=left] Haines’ glib comment about history triggers a vivid and complex set of associations for Stephen, all turning around questions of what it means to be an artist or an intellectual within the rigid doctrine of the church–or what it takes to get kicked out as a heretic–and what the consequences […]

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[singlepic id=427 w=320 h=240 float=left] Haines has been tentatively probing Stephen, trying to learn something about his religious beliefs, his thoughts about Shakespeare, his thoughts about Mulligan — anything that will help him understand the strange Irish intellectual and perhaps be able to use him in his work.  Stephen has no interest in this, however, […]

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[singlepic id=426 w=320 h=240 float=left] Haines offers Stephen a cigarette, and asks directly about Stephen’s beliefs. Haines has not spent much time around Stephen, but has heard enough and seen enough to assume that a person with such a strong bohemian affect can’t possibly believe in God, or at least not in the conventional God […]

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