Ulysses by James Joyce
Why

Leopold Bloom Telemachus
Nestor
Proteus
Calypso
Lotus-Eaters
Hades
Aeolus
Lestrygonians
Scylla and Charybdis
Wandering Rocks
Sirens
Cyclops
Nausicaa
Oxen of the Sun
Circe
Eumeus
Ithaca
Penelope

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[Telemachus] [131] --The aunt thinks you killed your mother, he said. That's why she won't
[Telemachus] [234] that knows what you are. Why don't you trust me more? What have you up
[Telemachus] [278] sensations. Why? What happened in the name of God?
[Telemachus] [300] to pray for your mother on her deathbed when she asked you. Why? Because
[Telemachus] [448] forgotten, on the parapet. Why should I bring it down? Or leave it there
[Telemachus] [759] are good for. Why don't you play them as I do? To hell with them all. Let
[Nestor] [1202] clement master's praise. Why had they chosen all that part? Not wholly
[Nestor] [1670] the darkness in their eyes. And that is why they are wanderers on the
[Nestor] [1790] No. And do you know why?
[Nestor] [1794] --Why, sir? Stephen asked, beginning to smile.
[Nestor] [1803] stamped on gaitered feet over the gravel of the path. That's why.
[Proteus] [1818] DI COLOR CHE SANNO. Limit of the diaphane in. Why in? Diaphane,
[Proteus] [1858] all flesh. That is why mystic monks. Will you be as gods? Gaze in your
[Proteus] [2069] The aunt thinks you killed your mother. That's why she won't.
[Proteus] [2073] AND I'LL TELL YOU THE REASON WHY.
[Proteus] [2318] His shadow lay over the rocks as he bent, ending. Why not endless till
[Proteus] [2416] gentleman journalist. GIA. My teeth are very bad. Why, I wonder. Feel.
[Proteus] [2418] that money? That one. This. Toothless Kinch, the superman. Why is that, I
[Calypso] [2495] can't mouse after. Why? They shine in the dark, perhaps, the tips. Or
[Calypso] [2502] slower, then licking the saucer clean. Why are their tongues so rough? To
[Calypso] [2739] Blotchy brown brick houses. Number eighty still unlet. Why is that?
[Calypso] [3148] Why? I noticed he had a good rich smell off his breath dancing. No use
[Lotus-Eaters] [3265] Too showy. That must be why the women go after them. Uniform. Easier to
[Lotus-Eaters] [3338] --WHY? I said. WHAT'S WRONG WITH HIM? I said.
[Lotus-Eaters] [3451] impersonator. Perhaps he was a woman. Why Ophelia committed suicide. Poor
[Lotus-Eaters] [3513] you did not like my last letter. Why did you enclose the stamps? I am
[Lotus-Eaters] [3550] course. Brutal, why not? Try it anyhow. A bit at a time.
[Lotus-Eaters] [3647] only swallow it down. Rum idea: eating bits of a corpse. Why the cannibals
[Lotus-Eaters] [3735] schschschschschsch. And did you chachachachacha? And why did you? Look
[Lotus-Eaters] [3767] Glimpses of the moon. Annoyed if you don't. Why didn't you tell me
[Lotus-Eaters] [3790] Why? Reaction. A lifetime in a night. Gradually changes your character.
[Hades] [4265] Wonder why he was struck off the rolls. Had his office in Hume
[Hades] [4402] catholic club, the industrious blind. Why? Some reason. Sun or wind. At
[Hades] [4517] --I can't make out why the corporation doesn't run a tramline from the
[Hades] [4534] --Why? Mr Bloom asked, turning to Mr Dedalus. Wouldn't it be more
[Hades] [5181] ads. Charley, you're my darling. That was why he asked me to. O well,
[Hades] [5270] dedicated to it or whatever that. Seems anything but pleased. Why this
[Hades] [5337] of mine: the bias. Why he took such a rooted dislike to me. Hate at first
[Aeolus] [5909] cake that stuff. He was in the bakery line too, wasn't he? Why they call
[Aeolus] [6316] TO WEAR THEM WHY TROUBLE?
[Aeolus] [6535] Would anyone wish that mouth for her kiss? How do you know? Why did
[Aeolus] [6568] you. Why not bring in Henry Grattan and Flood and Demosthenes and
[Aeolus] [6572] watchful friend THE SKIBBEREEN EAGLE. Why bring in a master of forensic
[Aeolus] [6747] --WHY WILL YOU JEWS NOT ACCEPT OUR CULTURE, OUR RELIGION AND OUR
[Lestrygonians] [7248] like that. Eat pig like pig. But then why is it that saltwater fish are
[Lestrygonians] [7699] All skedaddled. Why he fixed on me. Give me in charge. Right here it
[Lestrygonians] [7717] castle. Drop him like a hot potato. Why those plainclothes men are always
[Lestrygonians] [7829] bloater. Dreams all night. Why do they call that thing they gave me
[Lestrygonians] [8358] --Trouble? Nosey Flynn said. Not that I heard of. Why?
[Lestrygonians] [8560] passed the reverend Thomas Connellan's bookstore. WHY I LEFT THE CHURCH
[Lestrygonians] [8564] bait. Why we left the church of Rome.
[Lestrygonians] [8626] Tune pianos. Or we are surprised they have any brains. Why we think a
[Lestrygonians] [8696] Is it? Almost certain. Won't look. Wine in my face. Why did I? Too heady.
[Scylla and Charybdis] [9231] Alarmed face asks me. Why did he come? Courtesy or an inward light?
[Scylla and Charybdis] [9394] will get it in middle life. Why does he send to one who is a BUONAROBA, a
[Scylla and Charybdis] [9397] himself a coistrel gentleman and he had written ROMEO AND JULIET. Why?
[Scylla and Charybdis] [9416] endowed with knowledge by his creator. That is why the speech (his lean
[Scylla and Charybdis] [9703] tell me why there is no mention of her during the thirtyfour years
[Scylla and Charybdis] [10044] took the stuff of his plays. Why did he take them rather than others?
[Scylla and Charybdis] [10050] the angel of the world. Why is the underplot of KING LEAR in which Edmund
[Scylla and Charybdis] [10059] --Why? Stephen answered himself. Because the theme of the false or the
[Scylla and Charybdis] [10156] --Well, in that case, he said, I don't see why you should expect payment
[Scylla and Charybdis] [10243] WHY WON'T YOU WED A WIFE?
[Scylla and Charybdis] [10256] And left the FEMME DE TRENTE ANS. And why no other children born? And his
[Scylla and Charybdis] [10351] today, if Judas go forth tonight. Why? That lies in space which I in time
[Wandering Rocks] [11498] why? Palm oil. Is that a fact? Without a doubt. Well now, look at that.
[Wandering Rocks] [11725] --Why then not much, Father Cowley said. I'm barricaded up, Simon, with
[Wandering Rocks] [11764] --Why, God eternally curse your soul, Ben Dollard growled furiously, I
[Sirens] [12548] Bloowhose dark eye read Aaron Figatner's name. Why do I always
[Sirens] [12888] --Why don't you grow? asked Blazes Boylan.
[Sirens] [13050] pensive (why did he go so quick when I?) about her bronze, over the bar
[Sirens] [13312] That's why. Woman. As easy stop the sea. Yes: all is lost.
[Sirens] [13426] Wish I could see his face, though. Explain better. Why the barber in
[Sirens] [13443] warbling. First I saw. She thanked me. Why did she me? Fate. Spanishy
[Sirens] [13625] despise? Jingle, have you the? So excited. Why do you call me naught?
[Sirens] [13654] there sad in minor. Why minor sad? Sign H. They like sad tail at end.
[Sirens] [13726] seaweed. Why do they hide their ears with seaweed hair? And Turks the
[Sirens] [13727] mouth, why? Her eyes over the sheet. Yashmak. Find the way in. A cave. No
[Sirens] [13764] That's joyful I can feel. Never have written it. Why? My joy is other
[Sirens] [13929] see. They want it. Not too much polite. That's why he gets them. Gold in
[Cyclops] [14649] --Yes, says Alf. Why?
[Cyclops] [14842] comes out with the why and the wherefore and all the codology of the
[Cyclops] [16381] --And after all, says John Wyse, why can't a jew love his country like the
[Cyclops] [16384] --Why not? says J. J., when he's quite sure which country it is.
[Nausicaa] [16900] few could resist. Why have women such eyes of witchery? Gerty's were of
[Nausicaa] [16942] that was why Edy Boardman thought she was so frightfully clever because
[Nausicaa] [17031] wondered why you couldn't eat something poetical like violets or roses and
[Nausicaa] [17360] baby. Irritable little gnat she was and always would be and that was why
[Nausicaa] [17370] babby home to the mischief out of that so that was why she just gave a
[Nausicaa] [17650] Mr Bloom watched her as she limped away. Poor girl! That's why she's left
[Nausicaa] [17661] in the air. That's the moon. But then why don't all women menstruate
[Nausicaa] [17679] Put them all on to take them all off. Molly. Why I bought her the violet
[Nausicaa] [17724] the rocks in Holles street. Why not? Suppose he gave her money.
[Nausicaa] [17725] Why not? All a prejudice. She's worth ten, fifteen, more, a pound. What? I
[Nausicaa] [17786] whistle. Mouth made for that. Like Molly. Why that highclass whore in
[Nausicaa] [17908] Wait. Hm. Hm. Yes. That's her perfume. Why she waved her hand. I
[Nausicaa] [17911] kind. Sweet and cheap: soon sour. Why Molly likes opoponax. Suits her,
[Nausicaa] [17917] Why did I smell it only now? Took its time in coming like herself, slow
[Nausicaa] [18039] they have. Gabriel Conroy's brother is curate. Ba. Again. Wonder why
[Nausicaa] [18129] NOCHES, SENORITA. EL HOMBRE AMA LA MUCHACHA HERMOSA. Why me? Because
[Oxen of the Sun] [18290] It is not why therefore we shall wonder if, as the best historians relate,
[Oxen of the Sun] [18617] Eccles, goodly grinning, asked young Stephen what was the reason why he
[Oxen of the Sun] [18655] Milly: forget me not, O Milesian. Why hast thou done this abomination
[Oxen of the Sun] [18726] god Bringforth or, what Calmer said, a hubbub of Phenomenon? Heard? Why,
[Oxen of the Sun] [19126] I'm all of a wibbly wobbly. Why, you're as bad as dear little Father
[Oxen of the Sun] [19444] past and its phantoms, Stephen said. Why think of them? If I call them
[Oxen of the Sun] [19612] unascertained. Still the plain straightforward question why a child of
[Circe] [20137] BLOOM: Stitch in my side. Why did I run?
[Circe] [20187] luck. Why? Probably lost cattle. Mark of the beast. (HE CLOSES HIS EYES
[Circe] [20493] EYE) Why didn't you kiss the spot to make it well? You wanted to.
[Circe] [20693] But then I have it in my left hand. Calls for more effort. Why? Smaller
[Circe] [20890] rotter! (TO THE COURT) Why, look at the man's private life! Leading a
[Circe] [21444] Lies. All our habits. Why, look at our public life!
[Circe] [21764] JOE HYNES: Why aren't you in uniform?
[Circe] [22602] sesame. The cloven sex. Why they fear vermin, creeping things. Yet Eve
[Circe] [22713] Virag who disclosed the Sex Secrets of Monks and Maidens. Why I left the
[Circe] [23391] his menfriends are living there in clover. The CUCKOOS' REST! Why not?
[Circe] [23472] proprietary articles and why wear a truss with testimonial from ruptured
[Circe] [23649] where the back changes name. (WITH SUDDEN FERVOUR) For why should the
[Circe] [23873] of. Why pay more?
[Circe] [23880] STEPHEN: Why striking eleven? Proparoxyton. Moment before the next
[Circe] [24756] BAREHEADED, FLOWINGBEARDED) Theirs not to reason why.
[Circe] [24766] STEPHEN: (AMIABLY) Why not? The bold soldier boy. In my opinion every
[Circe] [24786] STEPHEN: (TURNS) Eh? (HE DISENGAGES HIMSELF) Why should I not speak to
[Eumeus] [25549] in service in the washkitchen. This therefore was the reason why the
[Eumeus] [25679] to presume to dictate to you in the slightest degree but why did you
[Eumeus] [25690] Why?
[Eumeus] [25793] --A beautiful language. I mean for singing purposes. Why do you not write
[Eumeus] [25891] --Why, the sailor replied, relaxing to a certain extent under the magic
[Eumeus] [25953] --Why, the sailor answered upon reflection upon it, I've circumnavigated
[Eumeus] [25962] --Why, the sailor said, shifting his partially chewed plug. I seen queer
[Eumeus] [26113] the dark said for the benefit of them all. That was why they thought the
[Eumeus] [26168] it left him wondering why. Possibly he had tried to find out the secret
[Eumeus] [26202] --Why, the sailor answered with a slow puzzled utterance, my son, Danny?
[Eumeus] [26267] picked it up and looked at the pink of the paper though why pink. His
[Eumeus] [26272] his washing. Also why washing which seemed rather vague than not, your
[Eumeus] [26471] accounts for character. That's why I asked you if you wrote your poetry
[Eumeus] [26568] What he wanted to ascertain was why that ship ran bang against the only
[Eumeus] [26662] England as against her, more so, in fact. And now, why? So the scene
[Eumeus] [26756] imported them. Why? Because they are imbued with the proper spirit. They
[Eumeus] [26864] to wait on and profit by the unlookedfor occasion though why he could not
[Eumeus] [27071] out of place as things always moved with the times. Why, as he reflected,
[Eumeus] [27160] moment she was distinctly stouter. And why not? An awful lot of
[Eumeus] [27171] decree NISI and the King's proctor tries to show cause why and, he
[Eumeus] [27214] immoderately, pretending to understand everything, the why and the
[Eumeus] [27369] To which absorbing piece of intelligence echo answered why.
[Eumeus] [27382] --Why, answered the seafarer with the tartan beard, who seemingly was a
[Eumeus] [27420] moment. Why they put tables upside down at night, I mean chairs upside
[Eumeus] [27600] was the very reason why the other, possessed of a remarkably sharp nose
[Ithaca] [27744] Why was he doubly irritated?
[Ithaca] [27934] Having set the halffilled kettle on the now burning coals, why did he
[Ithaca] [28011] Why did absence of light disturb him less than presence of noise?
[Ithaca] [28283] Why could he then support that his vigil with the greater equanimity?
[Ithaca] [28360] Why did Bloom refrain from stating that he had frequented the university
[Ithaca] [28644] Why was the chant arrested at the conclusion of this first distich?
[Ithaca] [28756] Why was the host (victim predestined) sad?
[Ithaca] [28761] Why was the host (reluctant, unresisting) still?
[Ithaca] [28765] Why was the host (secret infidel) silent?
[Ithaca] [28827] Why similarly, why differently?
[Ithaca] [28897] Why might these several provisional contingencies between a guest and a
[Ithaca] [28965] Why would a recurrent frustration the more depress him?
[Ithaca] [28988] Why did he desist from speculation?
[Ithaca] [29076] Why did he not elaborate these calculations to a more precise result?
[Ithaca] [29449] Why solitary (ipsorelative)?
[Ithaca] [29456] Why mutable (aliorelative)?
[Ithaca] [29539] Why, firstly and secondly, did he not consult the work in question?
[Ithaca] [29632] Why with satisfaction?
[Ithaca] [30116] Why did Bloom experience a sentiment of remorse?
[Ithaca] [30425] If he had smiled why would he have smiled?
[Ithaca] [30453] Why for the observer impressionability in addition to vigour, corporal
[Ithaca] [30516] Why more abnegation than jealousy, less envy than equanimity?
[Penelope] [30804] no more about it why cant you kiss a man without going and marrying him
[Penelope] [30879] why we had the standup row over politics he began it not me when he said
[Penelope] [30946] put in his tea off flypaper wasnt it I wonder why they call it that if I
[Penelope] [31351] why I was afraid when that other ferocious old Bull began to charge the
[Penelope] [31645] couldnt rest easy in my bed in Gibraltar even getting up to see why am I
[Penelope] [31742] Boylan thats why he did it Im certain the way he plots and plans
[Penelope] [31980] deceitful men all their 20 pockets arent enough for their lies then why
[Penelope] [31999] thats why he wants me and Boylan though as for her Denis as she calls him
[Penelope] [32051] all why not I saw him driving down to the Kingsbridge station with his
[Penelope] [32095] into the sea with them why arent all men like that thered be some
[Penelope] [32134] they knew a girl was passing it didnt make me blush why should it either
[Penelope] [32141] stupid husbands jealousy why cant we all remain friends over it instead
[Penelope] [32192] look after them what I never had thats why I suppose hes running wild now
[Penelope] [32202] about that any more I wonder why he wouldnt stay the night I felt all the
[Penelope] [32240] he stayed with us why not theres the room upstairs empty and Millys bed
[Penelope] [32319] God I wouldnt give a snap of my two fingers for all their learning why
[Penelope] [32322] they go howling for the priest and they dying and why why because theyre
[Penelope] [32333] and the sun shines for you today yes that was why I liked him because I