His legs

Early in Proteus, Stephen thinks of his feet as being "in his boots" at "the ends of his legs." Near the end of the episode, he looks down at "a buck's castoffs" and thinks of "hismy sandal shoon." His lower body is covered in Mulligan's hand-me-down pants and shoes: Mulligan has asked Stephen in Telemachus, "How are the secondhand breeks?" (Scots dialect for trousers), and in Nestor Stephen has recalled that he also owes Mulligan "one pair brogues." His body is not entirely his own. It is a protean assemblage of parts connected to other people, and this fact bespeaks trust in human connection as much as alienation.

JH 2013

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