“Ulysses” is a modern novel by the modernist James Joyce. At the same time “Ulysses” is a poem by the great Victorian poet Tennyson. Today we are going to talk about the hero Ulysses of the poem “Ulysses”. As per the tradition of Dramatic Monologue, Ulysses is the only speaker of Tennyson’s famous dramatic monologue […]

Who was Achilles?

In Tennyson’s famous dramatic monologue “Ulysses”, there is an allusion to Achilles. Achilles’ mother was Thetis, a sea goddess and his father was Peleus, a mortal. Achilles accompanied Ulysses and other Greek heroes to the Trojan War to rescue Helen and restore the prestige of the Greek. He was the greatest hero of the Trojan […]