It is a compilation of the thoughts of Molly Bloom, the randy, concert-singing wife of advertising agent Leopold Bloom whose wanderings around Dublin are followed in much of the book. The very last word of the book are:
"...I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes. "
When James Joyce finally writes frankly the thoughts passing through Molly's mind, the result is striking because it is much different from the over-intellectual ramblings of her husband and the other main character, Stephen Dedalus. It concludes Ulysses on a relatively passionate note.
Molly Bloom's soliloquy has also used as a basis for a techno music song by Amber, entitled "Yes" and for Kate Bush's song "The Sensual World". It is quoted by the Firesign Theatre in their album How Can You Be In Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere At All.