Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, University of Hannover (Englisches Seminar), course: Ulysses, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: This paper works out how the poem Lycidas is interwoven especially with the opening Chapters of James Joyce's most popular work. It also takes a view on the rest of the book and on its formal setup., abstract: The references to other pieces of literature play an important role In James Joyce's "Ulysses." The title itself, alluding to Homer's Odyssey, is the first of such references to be found when reading the book. Other famous examples are Stephen Dedalus' treatment of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Chapter 12, which is a parody of different styles of literature. As the reader should expect of a work deeply concerned with religious matters, John Milton also is one of the poets whose works are frequently being referred to throughout "Ulysses." While the poems "Paradise Lost" and "Paradise Regained" (to a lesser degree also "Samson Agonistes") are those among Milton's poems which are used the most by Joyce, the poem "Lycidas" plays a central role in the 2nd chapter. The fact that it is placed so early in the book makes the poem's meaning to the book very special, even more so, as one has to keep in mind that the structure of "Ulysses" is elementary for the understanding of its contents.
"This study therefore begins by focusing on the character of Stephen. Stephen is, significantly, a time-obsessed writer who wishes to obtain the time-transcending status of an Ovid or a Homer. When the wider tale is examined in terms of Stephen's ambition, Ulysses emerges as, potentially, a "self-begetting" work - that is, the finished narration can be read as a creation of the aspiring writer featured within the narrative itself."--BOOK JACKET.
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