The reader will want to decide whether or not there is a rebirth at the end of this story.
Readers of Joyce consider the short bus ride from Dublin to the Tower (and the Joyce museum) both a sightseeing experience and an homage.The Irish Tourist Office in Dublin sells an inexpensive map of Dublin which includes important landmarks as well as a guide for those who want to trace for themselves the territory covered by Bloom in .Although Leopold Bloom's house in has an indoor and outdoor toilet (Bloom prefers the outdoor one), that house does not have a bath.always a great affair: Note that the voice telling the story is no longer Lily's, but rather the voice of the people of a certain Dublin class who knew about and attended parties where their fellow guests would be, as they are at this party, writers, educators, musicians, lovers of the "finer" things Dublin has to offer.One of the most popular and well known books of poetry at the time was Thomas Moore's Oh, ye Dead! whom we know by the light you give From your cold gleaming eyes, though you move like men who live.
Why leave you thus your graves, In far off fields and waves, Where the worm and the sea-bird only know your bed, To haunt this spot where all Those eyes that wept your fall, And the hearts that wail'd you, like your own, lie dead?thirty years ago if it was a day: Another example of the conversational style of Dubliners that takes part in Joyce's narration.Mary Jane: Joyce is writing this story when he is twenty-four years old; his mother had died three years before, and he pays homage to her memory by giving her name to a character who plays the piano, as did his mother. Mary's Church in Haddington Road, which is in one of the affluent Dublin neighborhoods.Joyce also gives Kate characteristics of his own Aunt Callahan.bathroom upstairs: Only the very best houses had indoor bathrooms.the Academy: The Royal Irish Academy of Music, formerly the Ancient Concert Rooms, which were founded as a place for concerts by the Antient Concerts Society in 1843.