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Taylor Hetzel English 3060 Chapter 2 Nestor The chapter opens with Stephen in the classroom talking to some students about the victory of Pyrrhus at Asculum. He and the class discuss the meaning of this history and he ponders what history would have been like without the murder of Casear or the fall of Pyrrhus. After doing some more reading, the class leaves excitedly for Hockey. The only one left behind is a boy named Sargent who needs to go over his “sums” work with Stephen. Sargent kind of reminds Stephen of himself when he was a child as he thinks of his mother and motherly love of a child. Stephen then goes and talks to Mr. Deasy who pays Stephen his wages and then lectures him on the importance of saving ones money. “You don’t know yet what money is. Money is power.
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Unformatted text preview: When you have lived as long as I have. I know, I know. If youth but knew. But what does Shakespere say? Put but money in thy purse. (25 236-239)” After lecturing Stephen on money, Deasy asks him to get a letter of his printed in a newspaper. He agrees and waits for Mr Deasy to finish the letter. When it is done he reads it over. The letter talks about the threat of foot and mouth disease in cattle. It also puts Jews down saying that they are sinners. This gets Stephen and Deasy into an argument over God and the nature of sinning. Deasy seems to have a pretty solid belief in religion and that everybody sins especially the Jews. After this discussion, Stephen leaves with the letter and the intent to get it published in some newspapers for Deasy....
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