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  • Explication of Ulysses

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    Explication Of Ulysses In this poem, Tennyson reworks the figure of Ulysses by drawing on the ancient hero of Homer's Odyssey. Homer's Ulysses learns from a prophecy that he will take a final sea voyage after killing the suitors of his wife Penelope. Ulysses finds himself restless in Ithaca and driven by "the longing I had to gain experience of the world”. Ulysses says that there is little point in his staying home "by this still hearth" with his old wife, handing out rewards and punishments

  • Ulysses Alighieri

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    Ulysses Alighieri In Dante’s “Inferno”, among many other sins, in Canto XXVI the “counselors of fraud” are being punished. These people are being constantly consumed by flames, and more importantly, as Dante points out, are forced to speak through the “tongues” or fire, which pains them greatly. This follows Dante’s idea of punishment that is the same as the sin -- just as they spoke falsely at ease, they should have great difficulty speaking now. The most prominent man in this bowge is a legendary

  • Ulysses As A Literature Student In James Joyce's Ulysses

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    To me, Ulysses was a necessary evil, in that I thought that I would not be able to call myself a literature student unless I had read the entire novel. While my journey through Ulysses was laden with moments of bewilderment, exasperation, and self-pity, I was able to power my way through the novel with a deeper appreciation for the way James Joyce was able to create a linear story told through a series of non-linear writing styles. In retrospect, the grueling challenge of reading Ulysses made me

  • Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson

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    Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson 'Ulysses' is both a lament and an inspiring poem. Even modern readers who are not so familiar with the classics, can visualize the heroic legend of Ulysses, and so is not prepared for what he finds in the poem— not Ulysses the hero but Ulysses the man. Tennyson brings out the agony felt by Ulysses at his old age, The influence of the Industrial age can be seen in Tennyson's usage of the word 'profits' in the very first line . The character calls himself 'idle'

  • Ulysses by James Joyce

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    Ulysses by James Joyce Many novelists directly reflect their life stories and personal circumstances in their works, so closely that the works may seem autobiographical. Although there are autobiographical parallels between James Joyce's life and that of his characters in Ulysses, the novel's scattered autobiographical details are more in the line of delightful puzzles to be ferreted out, rather than direct insights into Joyce's life. What is really important in Ulysses is not the ties to Joyce's

  • Comments on Joyce's Ulysses

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    Ulysses is a grand work of superscription, the creation of a palimpsest spanning millennia of western thought, from the centuries of oral tradition. Australians confronting their insidious, invisible birthrights: cultural cringe, the "tyranny of distance" exacerbated by the "anxiety of influence"--in sum, a mythos where art, like life, is "elsewhere"-- may take tonic from Joyce's despair with his own country, the "afterthought of Europe", despite its brilliant literary stars: Swift, Wilde, Yeats

  • Ulysses Essay: William Blake’s Influence on Joyce’s Ulysses

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    William Blake’s Influence on Joyce’s Ulysses Stephen Dedalus is a poor schoolteacher.  Poor in the sense that he lives in a one-room tower and eats nothing all day, sure, but poor mainly in the sense that he is a rotten instructor. You, Cochrane, what city sent for him? Tarentum, sir. Very good.  Well? There was a battle, sir. Very good.  Where? The boy's blank face asked the blank window. [1] He grills his students in much the same way his first teachers drilled him;

  • Archetype of Ulysses in the Odyssey

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    called The Odyssey. It was about a hero named Ulysses who goes through many conflicts to get home. He has faced monsters to beautiful women, but he still got home. Ulysses fits the model of an archetype. There are three ways he fits into the model. One way that Ulysses fits into the model of an archetype is that he has a supernatural power. An archetype means an original pattern. Ullyses has the abilities of strength. He is also very clever. Ulysses has alot of strength because he can bend the bow

  • Ulysses: Agenbite of Inwit

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    His style is varying within each novel and he is constantly challenging formal writing norms even in his afterlife. Agenbite of inwit is translated from Middle English as “Remorse of Conscience,” Joyce uses this term in several places throughout Ulysses to show introspection of principle characters in relation to guilt. Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus portray agenbite of inwit in the chapters: Telemachus,Wandering Rocks and Circe. The Ayenbite of Inwyt(original spelling) is a confessional style

  • The Cybernetic Plot of Ulysses

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    The Cybernetic Plot of Ulysses A paper delivered at the CALIFORNIA JOYCE conference (6/30/93) To quote the opening of Norbert Wiener's address on Cybernetics to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in March of 1950, The word cybernetics has been taken from the Greek word kubernitiz (ky-ber-NEE-tis) meaning steersman. It has been invented because there is not in the literature any adequate term describing the general study of communication and the related study of control in both machines