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Literature in English, British Isles

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Dogs, Cats, And A Lambkin: Speechlessness And The Animal In Ulysses, Pierce R. Watson May 2017

Dogs, Cats, And A Lambkin: Speechlessness And The Animal In Ulysses, Pierce R. Watson

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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.