The main character, after having finally received money and permission from his uncle, finally arrives at the supposedly exotic bazaar only to see many British people filling the various stations. The main character notices “two men counting money on a salver.” (lines 188-89). A footnote informs us of the possible connection with the story of Jesus driving the money changers out of the temple because they had defiled it. The main character sees the purity of not only his native Ireland being threatened, but the object of his affection, as well. The flirtatious attitude between the one female and two males, detailed in lines 195-200, is yet another example of the land being defiled. Joyce eventually criticizes the boy’s motives in the end, however, by stating that the boy saw himself “as a creature driven and derided by vanity: and [his] eyes burned with anguish and anger.” (219-20). Forcing the main character to see his own flaws removes any trace of him being a Christ figure. The presence of the British causes the boy to see something in himself that he does not like. He came to the market almost on behalf of Mangan’s sister because he liked Mangan’s sister. His encounter with the British women at the market causes his real motives to come to the surface, and the foolish root of those motives.