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An Odyssey through Ulysses: Proteus

Gaze in your omphalos. 3.38

Proteus, the shape-shifting god
Proteus, the shape-shifting god.

“Proteus,” the last episode of  the Telemachiad (the name assigned to the opening section concerning the younger protagonists of both Homer’s Odyssey and Joyce’s Ulysses) finds Stephen gazing deeply into his own omphalos (the Greek word for navel) as he walks along the Dublin coastline killing time between his morning classes and his 12:30 appointment with Buck Mulligan and Haines at the pub. Continue reading An Odyssey through Ulysses: Proteus