"Sea and headland now grew dim. Pulses were beating in his eyes, veiling their sight, and he felt the fever of his cheeks." The American idiom “seeing red” probably comes from the experience of having adrenaline-charged blood rush through vessels in the eyeball. Intense anger can also produce a "fever" of blood in the cheeks, similar to the blush of embarrassment that has just suffused Mulligan's cheeks when confronted with his harsh words about Stephen and his mother's death: "A flush which made him seem younger and more engaging rose to Buck Mulligan's cheek."

JH 2011

Saint Anger, by Metallica.