Trickery


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Trickery

Bunsby, Captain Jack
trapped into marriage by landlady. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Camacho
cheated of bride after lavish wedding preparations. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]
Delilah
tricks Samson into revealing secret of his strength. [O.T.: Judges 16:6–21]
gerrymander
political chicanery aimed at acquiring votes. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 199]
Gibeonites
obtained treaty with Joshua under false pretenses. [O.T.: Joshua 9:3–15]
Hippomenes
outraced Atalanta by tossing golden apples to distract her. [Gk. Myth.: Bulfinch]
Jacob
through guile, obtained blessing intended for Esau. [O.T.: Genesis 27:18–29]
Joseph’s coat
dipped in the blood of a kid and shown to Jacob as proof of Joseph’s death. [O.T.: Gen. 37:31-33]
Laban
substitutes Leah for Rachel on Jacob’s wedding night. [O.T.: Genesis 29:16-26]
Loge (Loki)
enables Wotan to overpower Alberich, gain Rhinegold. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Das Rheingold, Westerman, 232]
Malatesta
schemes outwit miser; enable young lovers to wed. [Ital. Opera: Donizetti, Don Pasquale, Westerman, 123–124]
Rebekah
encouraged son Jacob to deceive father for blessing. [O.T.: Genesis 27:5–17]
Serpina
dupes bachelor employer into marrying her. [Ital. Opera: Pergolesi, La Serva Padrona, Westerman, 61]
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Through the eyes of the watchful and benevolent Eurycleia, Odysseus and Penelope subject each other to tests of fidelity, a series of disguises and some trickery, before finally revealing their identities.
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