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[singlepic id=67 w=320 h=240 float=left] Haines’ interrogation of Stephen continues.  He’s confused by Stephen’s paradoxical attachment to the Catholic church despite not believing in God.  And he’s just told Stephen (in the last page) that he doesn’t see why Stephen can’t be free, be his own Master.  So here, Stephen explains why. It is not […]

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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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[singlepic id=395 w=320 h=240 float=left] Having finished his song, Mulligan runs down to the sea, where he and Haines will bathe. Haines lingers behind with Stephen, trying to figure out how to react to Mulligan’s funny, if blasphemous song.  By doing so, he is also probably trying to learn something about an Irish intellectual’s relationship […]

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[singlepic id=394 w=320 h=240 float=left] If you’ve waited until now to find out what this song is about, flip back the last two Reader’s Guide pages to get the longer explanation. Basically, as the earlier verses have made fun of Jesus’ conception and miracle working, here they make fun of the creation of the gospels […]