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[singlepic id=437 w=320 h=240 float=left] 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 […]

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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=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=393 w=320 h=240 float=left] If you look up “Joking Jesus” on YouTube today, this is what comes up first. With all of the talk about Hamlet and Gogarty and Irish history and Dublin, etc. etc., it’s easy to lose track of the power that this blasphemous little verse can have.  As we were saying […]

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