Ulysses

Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer’s epic poem the OdysseyHe was the king of the island of Ithaca. Soon after the Trojan War, he sailed for his own Kingdom and met several adventures on his way back home. At last, he reached Ithaca, where he ruled over his people for three years. Ulysses expresses the lofty ambition of man’s eternal quest for knowledge. Tennyson has said, “There is more about myself in Ulysses which was written under the sense of loss and all that had gone by.”

Also, Ulysses is one of the well-known and influential 20th-century’s novels in English by Joyce. The novel is constructed as a modern parallel to Homer’s Odyssey.

 

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