All of us

Martin Cunningham's first words in Hades, "Are we all here now?," would be utterly unremarkable were it not for what follows: "Come along, Bloom." The impression that Bloom is somehow superfluous—not really part of the "we"—will be amply confirmed by other conversations that take place in this chapter, including one in which Cunningham says, about owing money to Jews, "We have all been there," and then, looking at Bloom, corrects himself: "Well, nearly all of us."

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Two closed carriages and a jaunting car waiting in front of the National Library ca. 1900. Source: