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[singlepic id=433 w=320 h=240 float=left] Mulligan engages in a little smack-talking before diving in the water. Self-consciously or boastfully, he stands naked before jumping in and shows off his Nietzsche, and though he’s joking, he’s also revealing his not-so-secret desire to be linked with Stephen as a superman, as the architect of a new age. […]

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[singlepic id=432 w=320 h=240 float=left] This conversation with the unnamed man serves a few purposes — one is to set up a surprise about the “photo girl” you won’t really get until Episode 4– but it also showcases Mulligan’s alpha personality, and  the eagerness with which others approach him with the latest news. Mulligan’s miming […]

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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 […]