본문 바로가기 대메뉴 바로가기

한국제임스조이스학회

한국제임스조이스학회 The James Joyce Society of Korea

  • JJ저널
  • 학회지검색

학회지검색

상세보기
국문제목 조이스의 「로터스 먹는 종족」 장에 나온 두 꽃
영문제목 Two Flowers in Joyce’s "Lotus Eaters"
저자 손승희
출처 191-210
27권
2호
발행년 2021년 12월
논문자료 [첨부파일 다운받기] 8. 손승희.pdf

The twice-mentioned “a flower,” in chapter five of Ulysses can be read as Martha’s and Bloom’s desire which is reflected in the form of two flowers. The reader desires to restore Martha and Bloom, who rarely meet in person, to a face-to-face relationship via flowers. The fifth chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses, “Lotus-Eaters,” presents a flower as really enclosed in Martha’s love letter and a flower as a figurative representation for Bloom’s bath masturbation. These two flowers actually draw the readers’ attention against the chapter filled with actual names of flowers. They also represent the main posts, resonating with why Bloom leaves home and how Joyce finishes Bloom’s lonely adventure, in “Lotus-Eaters.” This paper discusses a Homeric parallel using Odyssey as a resource text. Bloom’s verbal response to Martha’s letter is read closely with the language of flowers Joyce actually elaborates. Bloom floats his man-flower as a bodily manifestation compensating with lemon flavor for the odorless flat petals at the ending scene of the episode. A floral bridge connects Martha’s letter to Bloom’s bath in the end. Joyce employs the language of flowers as a portal of discovery, and as his narrative strata relaying Martha’s letter to Bloom as Henry Flower, reaching the author himself. Finally, the two yellow flowers are related facing each other reflecting and compensating desires: Martha’s petals pinned in the letter to Bloom’s skin floating on the water. 

게시글 이전글, 다음글 보기
이전글 「가슴 아픈 사건」 : 더피의 정신분열성 성격장애
다음글 『율리시스』의 두 개의 도입부와 그 서사적 함의