Nestor: Thoughts and Questions

1) Stephen thinks about history very abstractly at the start of the chapter (2:49-52, 2:67-76 on p. 21), but he responds quite differently when Deasy tells him his idea of history (2:377-86, p. 28). Note Stephen's and Deasy's very different conceptions of history and of God.

2) Deasy is the Homeric Nestor figure (a wise old man, associated with horses). Note, then, how he talks about Jews (2 346-49, 2:361-63, 2:437-42) and women (2:389-96).