Reader's Guide: Nestor 003

  [cf. Gabler 20: 1-5; 1922 24:1-5]   The “Nestor” chapter is undergirded by ideas of history and memory, allusions to A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce’s novel published prior to Ulysses;and evocations of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, whose titular character provides constant comparison and self-identification for Stephen.  If there is one idea […]

Telemachus 0027

[singlepic id=65 w=320 h=240 float=left] The flashback continues. Stephen is thinking about his mother, thinking about her room and objects he identifies with her, thinking about her memories, things she told him about her childhood. Remember the context–Mulligan wants to use Stephen’s money, his wit, his ideas for his own benefit.  This is mostly just selfishness, […]