Milly Bloom

The blond 15-year-old daughter of Leopold and Molly, their only surviving child.  Milly has been sent to Mullingar to work as a photographer’s assistant and seems to be developing a relationship with Alec Bannon; her burgeoning sexuality makes Bloom a little uncomfortable.  She only appears in the novel through a letter and in memory and […]

Molly Bloom

The voluptuous and flirtatious wife of Bloom.  Molly (whose full name is Marion, maiden name Tweedy) is a 33-year-old singer.  She was raised in Gibraltar by an Irish military man; her mother, Lunita Laredo, is a dim and exotic memory, possibly a dancer, possibly something more questionable.  She spends virtually the entire day in bed, […]

Rudy Bloom

Rudy died 11 years ago at the age of only 11 days.  Since his death, the Blooms have not had full sexual relations; both Blooms still mourn him, but in different ways and without really talking about it.  Leopold especially feels the absence of a son.  Rudy appears for the most part in memory and […]

Hugh "Blazes" Boylan

Boylan is Molly’s manager and soon-to-be lover; he is arranging her latest tour and they are using his needing to bring her new music as a cover story for their tryst later in the day.  He’s depicted as something of a player.  He first appears in “Calypso” as a “bold hand”:  Bloom discovers a letter […]

Major Brian Tweedy

Molly’s father, who appears in memory and reflection. It’s not completely clear what rank he really held, but it probably isn’t as high as Bloom remembers; Bloom seems to recall him as a rather masculine figure.  Tweedy raised his daughter during early childhood and adolescence in Gibraltar and then brought her to Dublin.