1. Often, the three protagonists
of Ulysses are understood in terms of a spectrum,
with Stephen and Molly on either end and Bloom’s personality combining
elements of each. In what ways might Stephen and Molly be similar?
2. If Bloom and Stephen are
the “heroes” of Ulysses, which characters are their
“enemies” and why?
3. Discuss how teaching and learning
figure into the novel. Can you pinpoint specific scenes that seem
to be about teaching? Does Ulysses have an argument
about how teaching and learning should work?
4. Can you make a case for Bloom
as an artist?
5. How does the concept of home
work in Ulysses? How do the main characters relate
to their real and their ideal homes? Does “home” have a political