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And so Stephen walks away from Mulligan and Haines, ostensibly going off to work, but also having determined that he cannot come back.  He is no longer comfortable there, and really no longer welcome. As he walks away the prayer for the dying comes back to him (“Liliata rutilantium…”),  the prayer his mother wanted him […]

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[cf. 1922, 5:26-30; Gabler 1:94-99] What does Mulligan mean when he calls Stephen a “lovely mummer”?  Here in Philadelphia, mummery capital of the world, we can’t help but think like this. Sadly, this is probably not what Mulligan has in mind.  Rather, Mulligan means that he’s disguised, he’s pretending to be something he’s not. The […]