Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Yes he said yes

I. TELEMACHUS.
Scene: The Tower. Hour: 8AM. Colors: gold, white.
Persons: Telemachus, Antinous, Mentor, Pallas, Penelope, the suitors.
Technic: dialogue of 3 & 4; narration; soliloquy; narrative (young).
Science/Art: theology.
Meaning: the dispossessed son in struggle.

II. NESTOR
Scene: The School. Hour: 10AM. Color: chestnut brown.
Persons: Nestor, Telemachus, Pisistratus, Helen.
Technic: dialogue of 2; narration; soliloquy; catechism (personal)
Science/Art: history.
Meaning: the wisdom of the old world.

III. PROTEUS
Scene: The Strand. Hour: 11AM. Colors: blue, green.
Persons: Proteus, Menelaeus, Helen, Megapenthes, Telemachus.
Technic: soliloquy, monologue (male).
Science/Art: philology.
Meaning: prima materia.

IV. CALYPSO
Scene: The House. Hour: 8AM. Color: orange.
Persons: Calypso/Penelope, Ulysses, Callidike
Technic: dialogue of 1, soliloquy, narrative (mature)
Science/Art: mythology, economics.
Meaning: the departing traveler.

V. THE LOTUS EATERS
Scene: The Bath. Hour: 10AM. Color: brown.
Persons: Eurylochus, Polites, Ulysses, Nausicaa
Technic: dialogue, soliloquy, prayer, narcissism.
Science/Art: chemistry, botany.
Meaning: the seduction of faith.

VI. HADES
Scene: The Graveyard. Hour: 11AM. Colors: black & white.
Persons: Ulysses, Elpenor, Ajax, Agamemnon, Hercules, Eriphyle, Sisyphus, etc.
Technic: narration, dialogues, incubism.
Science/Art: religion.
Meaning: descent into nothing.

It's still the greatest novel I've ever read. It's still the book that changed all the rules about what storytelling should be. It's still amazing after so long and so many words. Thank you James Joyce and happy Bloomsday to everyone with the courage and curiosity to read.
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