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I wish to draw my commentary from of Sophocles’ play, Ajax prolong which is a depiction of a world that is possessed by its hero’s consciousness (Moore, et al., 1957, lines 1-133). To begin with, I am of the opinion that the mad outburst caused by the initial address by Odysseus is presented rather sarcastically. This is a worthy note worth commenting o due to from the fact that I perceive that Ajax is presented as a hero. The sarcasm is reflected by how this seemingly hero, Ajax boasts of having vengeance against his enemies while all along he is torturing three sheep. I also note that the involvement of Athena whom as presented in this specific excerpt fails to determine how the rest of the play is to unfold as I would be expected from a godly character.

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Gaining precedence from the above observations, what raises also raises my attention is the realization of the determinative perspective that is meant to have subordinated the hero, Ajax. My reason for raising such an opinion is the fact that Ajax who has been presented in a godly feature fails to make choices are meant to direct the plot of the act as he is expected to make therein. On the contrary, Ajax presents himself as one who is moved to emotions by others who seek to control him throughout this excerpt. From the beginning he is presented as an angered person and attempts to understand him have failed me. Another reason for making this excerpt a worthy commentary is also drawn from the fact that it creates a lack of distance that is afforded to the audience of Sophocles’ hero, Ajax. This factor is drawn from the fact that they bear foreknowledge as to the hero’s eventual suicide seconded by Ajax’s certainty of his end.

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