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Ulysses The Wandering Rocks Joyce introduces some of Stephens family members in the Wandering Rocks segment He sets the scene to illustrate that they are impoverished in part due to their fathers alcoholism Stephens sister Katey asks about the whereabouts of Dilly another sister In response to this inquiry Maggy proclaims Gone to meet fatherOur father who art not in heaven 226-227 This quotation can be interpreted in two ways in the literal sense Maggy is stating that her father is not in heaven as in he will never be in heaven if he continues his lifestyle This quotation can also be understood in the metaphorical sense in relation to God for Maggy God must be absent in heaven because of all the misfortune and poverty that they are suffering This section also presents another interesting episode between Lenehan and MCoy Lenehan relates his story about his sexual encounter with Molly Bloom while Mr Bloom was in close proximity somewhere This story further confirms Mollys reputation of infidelity In Blooms defense however MCoy states Hes a cultured allroundmanHes not one of your common or gardenyou knowTheres a touch of the artist about old Bloom 235 This sentiment seems to be yet another comparison between Bloom and Dedalus as the artist Joyce James Ulysses Vintage Books New York 1934
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