After Claude by Iris Owens

By Iris Owens

Harriet is leaving her boyfriend Claude, “the French rat.” That no less than is how Harriet sees issues, no matter if it’s Claude who has simply requested Harriet to depart his Greenwich Village house. good, a method or one other she has no goal of leaving. on the contrary, she's going to remain and targeted revenge—or might have if Claude had now not had her unceremoniously evicted. nonetheless, notwithstanding moved out, Harriet isn't really approximately to maneuver on. now not by any means. Girlfriends circle round to patronize and suggest, yet Harriet in basic terms takes offense, and it’s effortless to appreciate why. simply because mad and maddening as she might be, Harriet sees earlier the well mannered platitudes that everybody else is content material to spout and dwell through. She is an unblinkered, unbuttoned, unrelenting, and principally bitingly humorous prophetess of all that's incorrect with women’s lives and hearts—until, in a shock twist, she unearths a savior in a depressing room on the Chelsea lodge.

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The latter’s reaction to Sinon’s supplication is mild and comforting (283 μ # ² $ 9 φ 9), and his polite speech betrays the fact that he is already under the spell of the beautiful horse (284–90, with nn. ). When Cassandra’s appearance exposes him to ridicule as a father and spoils his chances of peace and feasting, he utters a violent, condemnatory speech, which is further proof of his blindness (419–44a). Esp. 221 μ λT λ , 228 T 9 μ . 258–61 « # λ / μ« ξ φ «$ α/ ξ «$ / $ φ ¹ . He then makes the most of his wounds in his first speech (268–77 – note that 276b–7a $ 9 #¹ «/ » « « is close in meaning to the preceding 261 …¹ ).

8 – Triph. 122–4 courage in battle, as in Homeric references to battle (Il. 140). 6 7 8 The final days of Troy were predicted in the Il. 405–11, where the death of Hector is represented as if Troy were in flames) and described in the Od. 523–32). Cf. Ypsilanti 2007, 108–14. Cf. the introduction to 57–107, A. Epic Tradition. 40 Introduction – Triph. 152b–83 (catalogue of volunteers for hiding inside the horse) ~ scenes where several warriors stand up to volunteer for a task or to participate in games (Il.

Either ignores or does not 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Bernard 1990. On allegory, see Buffière 1956; Pépin 1976; Lamberton 1986; Copeland – Struck 2010, esp. Most’s article. Though he is far from the level of Hellenistic scholar poets: compare the analysis in Rengakos 1993, 1994. On the other hand, QS avoids the use of Homerica: cf. Vian 1963, xxviii. , 17) notes that Triph. uses Homeric half-lines that were athetised by some commentators: Il. 290 (see Schol. in Il. 290: Z μ« «< Ω λ P « #A >: $ ,Ρ $ «$ μ« φκ ³ Ω λP « #A α « , κ 9.

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