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Gilbert schema for Ulysses

This schema for the novel Ulysses was produced by Joyce in 1921 to help a friend (Stuart Gilbert) understand the fundamental structure of the book (he later published it in 1930 in his own book, James Joyce's "Ulysses"). The schema has been split into two subtables for better ease of reading.

Title Scene Hour Organ Colour Symbol
Telemachus The Tower 8am - White / gold Heir
Nestor The School 10am - Brown Horse
Proteus The Strand 11am - Blue Tide
Calypso The House 8am Kidney Orange Nymph
Lotus Eaters[?] The Bath 10am Genitals - Eucharist
Hades The Graveyard 11am Heart White / black Caretaker
Aeolus The Newspaper 12pm Lungs Red Editor
Lestrygonians[?] The Lunch 1pm Oesophagus - Constables
Scylla and Charybdis The Library 2pm Brain - Stratford / London
Wandering Rocks[?] The Streets 3pm Blood - Citizens
Sirens The Concert Room 4pm Ear - Barmaids
Cyclops The Tavern 5pm Muscle - Fenian
Nausicaa The Rocks 8pm Eye, nose Grey / blue Virgin
Oxen of the Sun[?] The Hospital 10pm Womb White Mothers
Circe The Brothel 12am Locomotor apparatus - Whore
Eumaeus The Shelter 1am Nerves - Sailors
Ithaca The House 2am Skeleton - Comets
Penelope The Bed - Flesh - Earth

Title Art Technic[?]
Telemachus Theology Narrative (young)
Nestor History Catechism[?] (personal)
Proteus Philology Monologue (male)
Calypso Economics Narrative (mature)
Lotus Eaters[?] Botany / chemistry Narcissism
Hades Religion Incubism[?]
Aeolus Rhetoric Enthymemic[?]
Lestrygonians[?] Architecture Peristaltic
Scylla and Charybdis Literature Dialectic
Wandering Rocks[?] Mechanics Labyrinth
Sirens Music Fuga per canonem[?]
Cyclops Politics Gigantism
Nausicaa Painting Tumescence[?] / detumescence[?]
Oxen of the Sun[?] Medicine Embryonic development
Circe Magic Hallucination
Eumaeus Navigation Narrative (old)
Ithaca Science Catechism[?] (impersonal)
Penelope - Monologue, female



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