Lesson 1 What Women Really Think of Men
Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety in Paris by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, Joyce's 40th birthday. It is considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature, and has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". According to Declan Kiberd, "Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking."
At thekickoff for his postelectionvictory lap in Cincinnati this month,Donald J. Trump bluntly told men, “Hate to tell you,” but women, “generallyspeaking, they’re better than you are.”
Ulysses chronicles the peripatetic appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between the poem and the novel, with structural correspondences between the characters and experiences of Leopold Bloom and Odysseus, Molly Bloom and Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus and Telemachus, in addition to events and themes of the early twentieth century context of modernism, Dublin, and Ireland's relationship to Britain. The novel imitates registers of centuries of English literature and is highly allusive.
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Ulysses is approximately 265,000 words in length and is divided into eighteen episodes. Since publication, the book has attracted controversy and scrutiny, ranging from early obscenity trials to protracted textual "Joyce Wars". Ulysses' stream-of-consciousness technique, careful structuring, and experimental prose — full of puns, parodies, and allusions — as well as its rich characterisation and broad humour, have led it to be regarded as one of the greatest literary works ever written. Joyce fans worldwide now celebrate 16 June as Bloomsday.
As a feminist, I disagree. It does
women, and society, no favors togrouse aboutfemale superiority as a way toletmenoff the hook. When society writes off men as irredeemable, we all lose.
Joyce divided Ulysses into 18 episodes. At first glance much of the book may appear unstructured and chaotic; Joyce once said that he had "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant", which would earn the novel immortality. The two schemata which Stuart Gilbert and Herbert Gorman released after publication to defend Joyce from the obscenity accusations made the links to the Odyssey clear, and also explained the work's internal structure.
Ulysses, Egoist Press, 1922
Some 53 percent of white women voters—although
Every episode of Ulysses has a theme, technique and correspondence between its characters and those of the Odyssey. The original text did not include these episode titles and the correspondences; instead, they originate from the Linati and Gilbert schemata. Joyce referred to the episodes by their Homeric titles in his letters. He took the idiosyncratic rendering of some of the titles, e.g. "Nausikaa" and the "Telemachiad" from Victor Bérard's two-volume Les Phéniciens et l'Odyssée which he consulted in 1918 in the Zentralbibliothek Zürich.
thanks to minority women, not a majority of all women—rejected Hillary Clinton’s
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plea to break theglass ceilingand voted for Mr. Trump instead. They don’t think much of men, either.
为这事 35岁的她一入夜就化身14岁少女“聊骚”。Episode 1, Telemachus Edit
James Joyce's room in the present-day James Joyce Tower and Museum
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“Trumpis anarcissist,” a middle—aged white woman in EastStroudsburg, Pa., told me in the early evening on Election Day. “I know,” sheadded, “because my husband is one, too.” She said she disliked both candidates,but she voted for Mr. Trump.
It is 8 a.m. Buck Mulligan, a boisterous medical student, calls Stephen Dedalus (a young writer encountered as the principal subject of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) up to the roof of the Sandycove Martello tower where they both live. There is tension between Stephen and Mulligan, stemming from a cruel remark Stephen has overheard Mulligan making about his recently deceased mother, May Dedalus, and from the fact that Mulligan has invited an English student, Haines, to stay with them. The three men eat breakfast and walk to the shore, where Mulligan demands from Stephen the key to the tower and a loan. Departing, Stephen declares that he will not return to the tower tonight, as Mulligan, the "usurper", has taken it over.
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Abderraouf Qutteineh thought he was about to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex。 The 74-year-old had befriended her online and sent hundreds of increasingly **explicit **messages over the space of two weeks。
As the country prepares to revert to
Stephen is teaching a history class on the victories of Pyrrhus of Epirus. After class, one student, Cyril Sargent, stays behind so that Stephen can show him how to do a set of arithmetic exercises. Stephen looks at the ugly face of Sargent and tries to imagine Sargent's mother's love for him. Stephen then visits school headmaster Garrett Deasy, from whom he collects his pay and a letter to take to a newspaper office for printing. The two discuss Irish history and the role of Jews in the economy. As Stephen leaves, Deasy said that Ireland has "never persecuted the Jews" because the country "never let them in". This episode is the source of some of the novel's most famous lines, such as Dedalus's claim that "history is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake" and that God is "a shout in the street."
As he waited at a railway station for his** prey to arrive， he was confronted by his correspondent - a mother waging a crusade against groomers**。
white male rule, our common condition for all buteight of the last 240 years, we should think harder about why weassumeso little of men, including ones we maybe married to. Too many men don’t prove those expectations wrong, and arerewarded anyway with prizes like the presidency.
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Sandymount Strand looking across Dublin Bay to Howth Head
The persistence of sexism wasn’t usually
Stephen finds his way to Sandymount Strand and mopes around for some time, mulling various philosophical concepts, his family, his life as a student in Paris, and his mother's death. As Stephen reminisces and ponders, he lies down among some rocks, watches a couple and a dog, scribbles some ideas for poetry, picks his nose and urinates behind a rock. This chapter is characterised by a stream of consciousness narrative style that changes focus wildly. Stephen's education is reflected in the many obscure references and foreign phrases employed in this episode, which have earned it a reputation for being one of the book's most difficult chapters.
crusade against。。。： 讨伐……
something the Trump supporters I’ve met liked toacknowledge. But last summer, a fervent Trump fan I
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groomer： 原意为宠物美容师。“groom”一词在词典中也多为“新郎/修饰/喂马”等含义。但在当下的媒体报道中 ，“child grooming”特指“儿童性诱拐”。这点可以注意。
interviewed in Eastlake, Ohio—Patti Hall, 74, a retired hairdresser who wore a
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pink bow in her hair—bluntly declared that men didn’t want women in charge. “I’ll grant you that,” she said, grinning. “They don’t wanta woman in as president!” She laughed at my raised eyebrows. “Now, you knowthat’s true!”
The narrative shifts abruptly. The time is again 8 am, but the action has moved across the city and to the second protagonist of the book, Leopold Bloom, a part-Jewish advertising canvasser. The episode opens with the famous line, ‘Mr. Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls.’ Bloom, after starting to prepare breakfast, decides to walk to a butcher to buy a pork kidney. Returning home, he prepares breakfast and brings it with the mail to his wife Molly as she lounges in bed. One of the letters is from her concert manager Blazes Boylan, with whom Molly is having an affair. Bloom is aware that Molly will welcome Boylan into her bed later that day, and is tormented by the thought. Bloom reads a letter from their daughter Milly Bloom, who tells him about her progress in the photography business in Mullingar. The episode closes with Bloom reading a magazine named Matcham’s Masterstroke by Mr. Philip Beaufoy, and defecating in the outhouse.
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We both looked at the world and saw men
Bloom makes his way to Westland Row post office where he receives a love letter from one 'Martha Clifford' addressed to his pseudonym, 'Henry Flower'. He meets an acquaintance, and while they chat, Bloom attempts to ogle a woman wearing stockings, but is prevented by a passing tram. Next, he reads the letter and tears up the envelope in an alley. He wanders into a Catholic church service and muses on theology. The priest has the letters I.N.R.I. or I.H.S. on his back; Molly had told Bloom that they meant I have sinned or I have suffered, and Iron nails ran in. He goes to a chemist where he buys a bar of lemon soap. He then meets another acquaintance, Bantam Lyons, who mistakenly takes him to be offering a racing tip for the horse Throwaway. Finally, Bloom heads towards the baths.
profoundly threatened by rising female power, but to Ms. Hall, this was a fixed
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truth, and all women could do wasroll our eyes aboutit.
The episode begins with Bloom entering a funeral carriage with three others, including Stephen's father. They drive to Paddy Dignam's funeral, making small talk on the way. The carriage passes both Stephen and Blazes Boylan. There is discussion of various forms of death and burial, and Bloom is preoccupied by thoughts of his dead son, Rudy, and the suicide of his own father. They enter the chapel into the service and subsequently leave with the coffin cart. Bloom sees a mysterious man wearing a mackintosh during the burial. Bloom continues to reflect upon death, but at the end of the episode rejects morbid thoughts to embrace 'warm fullblooded life'.
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Ms Hunter， from Kent， has spent nearly a year living a double life。 By day she‘s busy with **domestic chores** and looking after her children。 By night she becomes 14-year-old Chloe。
Not long after Mr. Trump was caughtbragging abouthow fame afforded him unlimited genitalgrabbing opportunities, the photographer Chris Arnade recalled, a woman in hishometown, Dade City, Fla., shrugged it off: ” Oh, men, you’ve got to learn howto fight them off. They’re crazy. That’s men!”
At the office of the Freeman's Journal, Bloom attempts to place an ad. Although initially encouraged by the editor, he is unsuccessful. Stephen arrives bringing Deasy's letter about 'foot and mouth' disease, but Stephen and Bloom do not meet. Stephen leads the editor and others to a pub, relating an anecdote on the way about 'two Dublin vestals'. The episode is broken into short segments by newspaper-style headlines, and is characterised by an abundance of rhetorical figures and devices.
在Mr Trump吹牛说如何利用名望无节操的抓住一切机会进行猎艳的事情被发现不久后，摄像师Chris Arnade回忆到，一个在他家乡戴德市的女士….，毫不在乎说：“噢，这就是男人，你已经学会怎么与他们周旋，他们是疯子，这就是男人！”
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Ms Hunter， along with her husband， is part of Shadow Hunters， a group of adults who** pose as girls on social media and then travel the country confronting** those men who arrange to meet up。
So what if Mr. Trump is known to have
Davy Byrne’s Pub, Dublin, where Bloom consumes a gorgonzola cheese sandwich and a glass of burgundy
crasslyassessedwomen based solely on whether he, Mr.
Bloom's thoughts are peppered with references to food as lunchtime approaches. He meets an old flame and hears news of Mina Purefoy's labour. He enters the restaurant of the Burton Hotel where he is revolted by the sight of men eating like animals. He goes instead to Davy Byrne's pub, where he consumes a gorgonzola cheese sandwich and a glass of burgundy, and muses upon the early days of his relationship with Molly and how the marriage has declined: 'Me. And me now.' Bloom's thoughts touch on what goddesses and gods eat and drink. He ponders whether the statues of Greek goddesses in the National Museum have anuses as do mortals. On leaving the pub Bloom heads toward the museum, but spots Boylan across the street and, panicking, rushes into the gallery across the street from the museum.
Trump, found them attractive, or that he hasshamedwomenforbreast-feeding or gaining weight? That’s men. That’syour husband, your father, your brother, your son.
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