Just completed the first chapter. What the hell am I getting myself into?
Yes, i've read Dubliners and POTA, as well as the greeks.
stephen's first two chapters aren't bad. It's proteus that turns most people off.
But once you get to the bloom chapters, you'll have sunk yourself deep enough not to quit.
also, nobody understands oxen of the sun anyways
A tedious life elevated to the heights of an epic, OP, is what you are getting yourself into.
Proteus is when it gets tricky, when Stephen is walking down the beach.
It's rewarding if you take it slow and try to penetrate it as deep as you can. The whole novel, I mean.
Why would you write a completely incorrect word just because you're tired? That's just stupid. Stop making excuses for your idiocy. It's not like it was a typo where you just hit the wrong key, you wrote the wrong word. This is besides the point that you wrote them instead of then as well as forgetting an 'a' before redditor. You're just an idiot.
There and their are very similar and it is an extremely common mistake. I couldn't think of a more autistic thing to do then correct people's grammar on 4chan. Like I said though, you most likely have nothing better to do with your time.
Oxen of the Sun is just Joyce emulating classic writers while Bloom meets Stephen Dedalus and his dad Si in a maternity ward.
The first paragraph was written in Latin and then translated word-by-word into English, so the grammar is all fucked up.