Date of Award

Spring 5-2-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Professor Israel

Second Advisor

Professor Neary

Third Advisor

Professor Robbins

Academic Program Adviser

Amy Robbins


This essay explores the status of the animal and the consequences of animal speechlessness in Ulysses, mainly focusing on encounters with dogs and cats. Through these animal encounters, Joyce provides a foundation for understanding the complications faced by the Bloom family in grieving their deceased infant son.



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