Ensuing tank battle, air raids and massacre prefigure the 'Endless War' sequence in Things to Come (1936), before 'wiping' back to Paul's decisive 'No' to this Dedalian
nightmare of history repeating itself (pp.
The Stephen of The Portrait (probably named after the Dedalian
St6phane Mallarm6) understands Aquinas via Mallarm6, whereas Joyce the artist, while led to Aquinas by Mallarm6 and the symbolists, finally was able to complete the work of the symbolists because he discovered how to perfect their insights by means of Aquinas.
On the subject of Stephen's transformation from "the hopeful Dedalian
artist of the end of A Portrait" into Icarus, see Joseph C.
Just before the hunt, his father  enters "on ponderous buzzard wings" (557), and Stephen notices that his own hands have changed into a vulture's talons (in a parody of the Dedalian
symbolism of their family name).