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Ulysses is Joyce’s modernist retelling of Homer’s Odyssey, where Dublin-dwelling advertising salesman Leopold Bloom searches for the son her never had, (Stephen Dedalus) as his wife is being courted in his own house during his absence. The links to the Odyssey aren’t always clear, and the characters are very different on the surface; but underneath they truly are the same figures, stuck in 20th century Dublin. Bloom is a lovable protagonist and worthy for the role that mirrors the great Odysseus...more