Penelope [Link to previous chapters here ] With "Ithaca," Joyce achieved such breadth of language, so infinite, so microscopic, that you'd be forgiven for thinking the book was over. Where else can he go? It is at that point that the author addresses the one missing link, the one area not covered in his melting pot of language, perspective and dimension and the one that, if deleted, would render Ulysses the most broken and incomplete: I read "Penelope" one sentence at a time, to which some might say, "Yes, well done, Jake.
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This is therefore, the goal of this research essay. The essay attempts to use Molly Bloom and Leopold Bloom as a lens in looking at the theme of sexuality in Ulysses. Moreover, this essay will go further so as to explore the idea of how the different ways in which each explore their sexuality leads to what could me connoted as obscene and therefore immoral. The ideas put forward within this introduction will therefore, be discussed in relation to Nausicaa, Circe and Penelope only and may make reference to other episodes to further illustrate this point. Molly and Bloom although married have been unable to reach the sexual satisfaction between themselves for which they so desire. To make brief reference to the episode of Ithaca is to make reference to the sexual deprivation experienced between Bloom and wife. Molly turns to Blazes Boylan, her lover, with whom she has an adulterous affair and Bloom on the other hand, resorts to voyeurism, masturbation and masochism.