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The team of the service provider send Narcissus rally round a significantly unwell fellow crewmember, James Wait, placing their lives and the destiny of the send in jeopardy.

Based partly on writer Joseph Conrad's adventure in the course of a voyage from Bombay to London, The Nigger of the Narcissus is taken into account to be one in all Conrad's most sensible works.

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34), the banks of N essus' river are "full of roses," rhodoeis. Sophocles' "deep-flowing" is perhaps an intentional criticism of the choral poet's gentler conception of the setting. 32 The center of the play is occupied by three long, narrative speeches: Deianeira's presentation of her plight to the chorus, followed by her description of Nessus' attempted rape (531-554 and 555-581); her dismay at the disintegration of the tuft of wool and recognition of what she has done (672-722); and Hyllus' account of Heracles' agonies at Cenaeum (749-806).

Drama and Perspective in Ajax Although Ajax's claim to heroic nobility in the play is finally vindicated (cf. 1415 and 423-424), he does not have the "noble death" prized by the epic warrior. 13 The physical ugliness of his bloody corpse is not only a visual representation of Ajax's problematic relation to the heroic code; it is also a representation of the gap between the tragic spectacle and the radiant epic visualization of the noble warrior. The epic warrior is "a marvel to behold," thauma idesthai.

But it also harks back to the elemental violence of the Centaur, destructive blood and fire, the Hydra, dark- Heroic Values in the Trachinian Women 33 ness. \Vhen Deianeira exposes to the sun the wool with which she anoints the robe, the "seething" of the "clotted foam" (702) recalls the Centaur and his "clotted blood" (572) in the scene by the Euenus. The "seething" suggests the inward, emotional turbulence of passion, but it also expresses the unruly energies of the primitive world to which the Centaur belongs.

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