Chapter 7: Aeolus12:00: Newspaper offices of theFreeman’s Journal and Evening Telegraph
1. Aeolus in Odyssey a. winds & fateb. “within sight of home”2. Worka. we see Bloom doing some workb. what other forms of labor do we see, if any, in the novel?2. Noisea. trams, barrels, printing presses 1) “sllt” (100)b. “In the Heart of Hibernian Metropolis”3. Moses & Exodusa. SeymoreBushe on Michelangelob. Bloom as Moses 1) leader of flock, outsider in Paradise 2) remembers Passover sederl (101) c. Stephen: Parable of Plums 1) “A Pisgah Sight of Paradise”
Print Culture1. Print Culture: Newspapers and journalism a. and modernity b. linked, in opening, to trams & streetcars2. headlines to separate sectionsa. real or projections of individual characters?3. Seductions of print culturea. Stephen offered job inb. Bloom’s revery on4. Journalism & historya. p. 98: juxtaposition of dissimilar info.b. history reduced to “bytes” c. Ignatius Gallaher on Phoenix Park murders (112)
Rhetoric and Oratory1. “Aeolus” a chapter about lungsa. lungs as “organ” of chapter2. Art of chapter: rhetorica. why, in a chapter about newspapers?a. multiple forms of rhetoric usedb. Irish and oratoryc. McHugh: “we mustn’t be led away by words…” (108) 1) yet men enchanted by sound of own voices 2) “Youth led by Experience visits Notoriety” (108)3. Multiple speeches ina. Dan Dawson’s speech (102) 1) “our lovely land” 2) “whose land?” Bloom asks (103)a. SeymoreBushe on Michelangelo Mosesb. McHugh on decadent Rome (108)c. John Taylor on Moses in Egyptd. Stephen’s spech, “Parable of Plums5. How is rhetoric necessary to national consolidation?
Whose Land?1. race & nation as subtext of chapter a. those denied access to promised land 1) Nanetti: “Strange he never saw his real country” 2) Moses: never entered promised land 3) 2 old women: unable to see Dublin b. Nanetti, like Bloom, born in Ireland 1) hence “his real country” = Ireland, not Italy 2) Bloom mistake’s Nanetti’s Italy for “his country”2. “Cloacal obsessions”108 a. Professor McHugh on nationalism b. Rome and England, imperium romanum, Makers of waterclosets
John Taylor speech1. Revival of Irish tongue (116) a. Tape of Joyce reading2. had Moses listened to rhetoric of Egyptian priesta. would never have led Jews out of bondage b. Jews under Pharoah like Irish under Britain3. Moses leading Jews out of bondage4. Taylor: what if Moses heeded Egyptian priest?5. (118) Moses died before entering Jerusalem6. Speech links Irish & Jewsa. Irish appropriate racialization used against them
Parable of the Plums1. Stephen’s appearancea. Deasy articleb. Stephen’s torn-off poemc. offered job writing for newspaper2. Stephen’s storya. plums (“What’s a home without Plumtree’s Potted Meat”b. Nelson’s columnc. 2 old women spit seeds from top of columnd. “a Pisgah sight of Palestine” 1) e.g. women see Dublin from above3. Moral of?a. virgins will not see paradise of sexual fulfillmentb. Irish will only see a sight of promised home rulec. just as Moses never entered Promised Land
Chapter 8: Lestrygonians 1:001. organ: esophagus2. technique: peristalsisa. Digestion3. narrative ina. Bloom’s internal monologueb. We experience his hungers from within c. Corporeality experienced via taste & smell4. internal monologue in “Lestrygonians” a. constant shift from 3rd to 1st personb. Example: 127: Hely’ssandwichmen;c. Example: 144 naked Venuses
A. Bloom as Elijah 124 1. “throwaway” (flyer, advertisement) a. “We are washed in blood of lamb” 2. Bloom confuses “blood” w/Blooma. Bloom as absent Elijah at Passover Seder b. the vacant space left at the tableb. Bloom as eater and as consumedB. Bloom’s kindness toward others 1. Dilly Dedalus, blind stripling, “poor birds” (feeds gulls),2. pities Mrs. Breen3. Thinks of pain of childbirth (Mrs. Purefoy) 4. thinks of May Dedalus & her 15 children 5. Thinks of urinals for women 133
Food and Eating1. chapter about communion “meal”a. And animal ritual of eatingc. Calypso: we first encounter Bloom as an eater of meat d. You are what you eat2. Burton Hotel: “Eat or be eaten. Kill! Kill!” 139a. Bloom’s gorge rises when seeing eaters in Burton’sb. Feels like he’s been “eaten & spewed” 1351) sees own role in food chain3. Bloom’s lunch at Davy Byrne’sa. What does he eat for lunch? b. Why does he keep checking his watch? (141)4. “Mild fire of wine kindled his veins.” (143)a. Bloom’s revery on food &disgust
Eucharist & Transubstantiation1. Central mystery of Catholicism a. consuming flesh of savior 2. Haines: “personally I can’t stomach idea of personal God” a. Protestant Haines discounts Catholic “stomaching” ofGod 3. Bloom’s attitude toward in Lotus Eaters 66“Corpus: body. Corpse. Good idea the Latin. Stupefies them first.Hospice for the dying. They don’t seem to chew it; only swallow itdown. Rum idea: eating bits of a corpse. Why the cannibals cotton toit” (ch. 5) 664. illuminated crucifix: Christ’s body & luminous cod 124
A. Catholicism and the body 1. Orality&Catholicism 2. no Confession w/out reproduction (124)3. Prohibition against contraception (increase and multiply)4. Poverty and multiple children a. Dilly Dedalus b. Dedalus family of 15B. Molly & transubstantiation of flesh 144 1. Howth incident 144 2. Molly transfers seedcake to his mouth 144 3. erotic identification 4. alternative transubstantiationC. Theosophists: eaters of “weggebobbles” 1. Bloom does not identify with 2. yet eats vegetarian lunch
Key events in chapter 81. “I was happier then” 137 a. “Or am I now I?” b. Bloom’s memories of early life w/Molly2. Mrs. Breen (Josie Powell)3. Boer Wara. Irish opposition to British in So. Africa4. Bloom’s marital life5. Freemasonry & anti-Semitisma. “he’s in the craft”6. The statues (while avoiding Boylan)a. what is Bloom looking for?