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This discussion covers Episodes 11 & 12 of Ulysses


Episode 11, Sirens
Scene: The Concert Room
Hour: 4 p.m.
Organ: Ear
Art: Music
Symbol: Barmaids
Technic: Fuga par canonem

Late afternoon finds us in the concert room with Siren barmaids Douce and Kennedy – gold and bronze. Language turns to music as the ear takes over in this episode. Bloom once more finds himself confronted by the reality of Blazes Boylan, who very soon will be a-boylan his wife.

Episode 12, The Cyclops
Scene: The Tavern
Hour: 5 p.m.
Organ: Muscle
Art: Politics
Symbol: Fenian
Technic: Gigantism

A close encounter with a chimneysweep’s gear nearly takes the eye of our unidentified narrator in the opening lines of the Cyclops episode. Tall tales are told in this Cyclops cave of a tavern as the patrons feel the effects of their ale and their nationalist pride.


Petra Is this the tavern scene where Bloom finally stands up for himself after some of the patrons ridiculed him about being a Jew? (it's been so long since I read the book)
I liked that scene because of his taking a stand for himself.
Ha!....the organ is 'muscle', which could relate to Bloom flexing his....


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Carly Svamvour (faganlady) Ha ha! That's what I thought you meant about 'the organ'.


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