Ulysses (Fingerprint) – James Joyce | Ulysses As the day begins, Stephen Dedalus is displeased with his friend and remains aloof. A little later, he teaches history at Garrett Deasys boys school. Leopold Bloom begins his day by preparing breakfast for his wife, Molly Bloom. He serves it to her in bed along with the mail. As their day unfolds, Joyce paints for us a picture of not only whats happening outside but also whats happening inside their minds.