ULISSE DI JOYCE: TRAMA
Ulysses. It’s the story of Bloom and his friend's Dedalus (Joyce projection, often used in his books) wandering, through Dublin on June 16th, 1904, projected against the background of the journey of Ulysses.Ulysses represents the prototype of the complete man: son, father and husband. Bloom is an anti-hero, like Eliot said, used by Joyce as a constant reminder of the decadence of our modern age. Other people say that Bloom is a hero, with positive qualities, such as sympathy, generosity and faith in human progress. Joyce shows us Bloom’s life from many angles, from the interior monologue to a "mini-drama".
TRAMA ULISSE JOYCE INGLESE
Bloom day is projected against the story of Ulysses, and each scene in the book is related to a specific episode of the Odyssey. In the first part of the book Dedalus, come back home from Paris, set off to find his friend and "spiritual father" Bloom, who is in search of a "spiritual son". When the two friends meet, Bloom "adopt" Dedalus and offers to take him home and give him shelter. At home Molly Bloom waits for them, like Penelope, thinking of her past and present life, with a mental, interior monologue. This "river of words" called "stream of consciousness" ends with the words "yes", like a total, non-judgemental, acceptance of life.
Ulysses caused a great scandal when it was published in Paris for his technical innovations and for his explicit language. It was banned for a long time in England and in the U.S. The sexual frankness of Leopold Bloom, an unsuccessful middle-aged married man, and of his wife Molly, is a necessary part in the complete rendering of their mental life.
Joyce has shown all human history in one day, one set of events, past and present, significant and insignificant, trivial and heroic, familiar and exotic; it’s just a matter of points of view, and author has none and all of them.