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Unformatted text preview: Willy Stout English 101-15 Thursday, March 13 Parody in The Cyclops Chapter In the Cyclops chapter James Joyce utilizes a new type of writing style to put serious events in a comedic light. The narrator also is used in a new way as he is an active participant of the story and uses parody to exaggerate, mock and inflate parts of the chapter. Cyclops is also one of the few chapters that closely follows the Homeric story in a symbolic way. In Cyclops an unnamed narrator describes the events of the afternoon at Barney Kiernans pub. Many different characters enter and exit the bar throughout the afternoon and give their views on what is being discussed. The main character in this chapter is not Bloom but The Citizen, a close-minded Irish nationalist who views anything from England as a disease to Ireland that should be expelled immediately. He also views Jews as weak and not capable of standing up for themselves; because of this he continually argues with Bloom and even throws a tin after him as he...
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