Why Should You Read James Joyce's "Ulysses"?

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What is Bloomsday? Why would thousands travel to Dublin on this day to visit sites depicted in a novel that is ridiculously hard to read? Why even bother with reading such a book? Find out by viewing a short video that suggests the benefits in reading James Joyce's Ulysses.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to introduce a study of the novel
  • Divide the class into 18 groups, assign one episode to each, and have members explore the schema for their chapter
Classroom Considerations
  • Prior knowledge of Homer's Odyssey would be helpful
  • Most appropriate for AP and college-level classes
  • Provides links to related articles and resources
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