No thoughts

Throughout Scylla and Charybdis, Stephen casts grimly sardonic glances at the whirlwind of thoughts he is unleashing, either mocking them or seeking relief from their tyrannical grip. Not all of these snippets of internal monologue require explication, but the sense of strain collectively expressed in them helps to characterize the "theory" that Stephen is propounding. As Shakespeare criticism it is a desperate travesty, but he pursues it with such energy because it promises to define the very nature of literary creation. 

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15 July 1914 issue of The Egoist, featuring a section of A Portrait of the Artist and Ezra Pound's remarks on Dubliners. Source: Wikimedia Commons.