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by James Joyce

Bella Cohen's Prostitutes

Character Analysis

Zoe is the first one to lure Bloom into Bella's brothel. She steals his potato, which he later has to take back claiming that he keeps it in memory of his mother. Later in the episode, she reads both Stephen's palm and Bloom's, and she dances with Stephen before he is disturbed by an image of his dead mother. Kitty flirts with Lynch, and at one point Lynch lets on that he and Kitty were the couple in the bushes that are almost caught by Father Conmee in "The Wandering Rocks." Florry is overweight and is sprawled on the sofa for much of the episode, hands down the least desirable of the prostitutes.