I am Stephen Dedalus. I am walking beside my father whose name is Simon Dedalus. We are in Cork, in Ireland. Cork is a city. Our room is in the Victoria Hotel. Victoria and Stephen and Simon. Simon and Stephen and Victoria. Names. The memory of his childhood suddenly grew dim. (77)
Character development/perspective development. Childhood vs. present. Joyce is turning the bildungroman into an emotional matter rather than just social/physical in the old tradition.