Penelope was the the queen of Ithaca, daughter of Icarius, and wife of the hero Odysseus from Homer's epic poem, the Odyssey. She gave birth to his son, Telemachus, and after his disappearance was plagued by dozens of suitors under the belief that her husband was dead.

Penelope - 'Ulysses' - James Joyce

Time:
infinity
Scene:
'The Bed'
Persons:
Bloom - Ulysses
Molly - Penelope
Symbol::
-- Flesh
Art/Science: none


The last episode is written in the form of an interior monologue but
lacking any punctuation or traditional sentence structure.
Her thoughts wander from her youth to her affairs with Blazes Boylan
but at the end, recalling her first encounter with Bloom, she confirms
her love to him with:

'I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and
then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first
I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my
breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said
yes I will Yes'

Pe*nel"o*pe (?), n. [From. L. Penelope, the wife of Ulysses, the hero of the Odyssey, Gr. .] Zool.

A genus of curassows, including the guans.

 

© Webster 1913.

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