The Ulysses Figure and Protagonist of the novel

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This essay discusses that introducing Stephen in the first three chapters helps us in understanding Bloom better. We are able to compare and contrast the behavior of the two characters. Bloom, who is an outsider, has the power to envision an all inclusive nation.&nbsp.This essay discusses that introducing Stephen in the first three chapters helps us in understanding Bloom better. We are able to compare and contrast the behavior of the two characters. Bloom, who is an outsider, has the power to envision an all inclusive nation.&nbsp.From Bloom’s understanding of female undergarments and from his masturbating habits coupled with his erotic messages it can be concluded that he is more at ease with the physical. Basing on this fact, there is no similarity with Stephen.&nbsp. Stephen is portrayed as an unhappy and dramatic individual contrary to Bloom who is grown-up and has the ability to cheer himself up. Bloom can decide not to think about demoralizing issues. Bloom displays love for others. This is evident when he helps out Stephen. Stephen’s friends attempted to give him too much alcohol. He also asks the police not to take Stephen into custody. Bloom takes Stephen to a coffee shop and later on takes him home to rest.Bloom acts as a father figure to Stephen and Stephen does not push him away.&nbsp.By first letting the reader know about the character of Stephen, the author James Joyce, helps us appreciate and understand the protagonist’s character better.He also helps in the building of the plot of the story thus making this book an interesting read although it is quite challenging. It is in their union and appreciation of each other that we get to see Stephen as a person who can accept help from another person. This is probably the point where he discovers himself.&nbsp.