Boastfulness


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Boastfulness

Aglaonice
Thessalian who claimed power over moon. [Gk. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 16]
Ajax (the greater)
archetypal Miles Gloriosus. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]
Anchises
Trojan prince; crippled for boasting of intimacy with Aphrodite. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 22]
Armado
verbose braggart and pedant. [Br. Lit.: Love’s Labour’s Lost]
Basilisco
knight renowned for foolish bragging. [Br. Lit.: Solomon and Persida, Brewer Dictionary, 83]
Bessus
braggart soldier in the Miles Gloriosus tradition. [Br. Lit.: Walsh Modern, 55]
Bluffe, Captain
blustering braggart and spurious war veteran. [Br. Lit.: The Old Batchelour]
Bobadill, Captain
blustering braggadocio of yellow stripe. [Br. Lit.: Every Man in His Humour]
Braggadocchio
empty braggart. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
Capaneus
struck dead by a thunderbolt for boasting that not even Jove could stop him from scaling the wall of Thebes. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 166]
Drawcansir
blustering bully, known for his extravagantly boastful speeches. [Br. Lit.: The Rehearsal]
Falstaff
jovial knight and rascal of brazen braggadocio. [Br. Lit.: Merry Wives of Windsor; I Henry IV; II Henry IV]
Gascon
inhabitant of Gascony, France; people noted for their bragging. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1049]
Glendower, Owen
Welsh ally of the Percys; his boastfulness antagonizes Hotspur. [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV]
Háry János
peasant hero of fanciful adventures. [Hung. Lit. and Opera: Osborne Opera, 148]
Kay, Sir
rude and vainglorious knight of the Round Table. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur; Idylls of the King]
Mahon, Christopher
runaway boy tells stories with self as epitome of bravery. [Irish Lit.: The Playboy of the Western World, Magill I, 758–759]
Parolles
cowardly braggart and wastrel. [Br. Lit.: All’s Well That Ends Well]
Pistol
knight of the “killing tongue and quiet sword.” [Br. Lit.: II Henry IV]
Rodomont
gallant but blustering Saracen leader. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso; Orlando Innamorato]
Roister Doister, Ralph
well-to-do dolt brags loud and long of bravery. [Br. Lit.: Ralph Roister Doister]
Sacripant
noisy braggart. [Ital. Lit.: Secchia Rapita, Brewer Handbook, 945]
Scaramouche
talks a good fight; never does. [Ital. Lit.: Espy, 125]
Tartarin
tells tall tales of his fantastic adventures. [Fr. Lit.: Tartarin de Tarascon]
Texan
resident of second largest U.S. state; known for his tall tales. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
Thraso
swaggering but foolish soldier. [Rom. Lit.: The Eunuch]
Vicar of Bray
declared that he would retain his office regardless of the reigning king’s religion. [Br. Balladry: Walsh Classical, 61]
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The poem reveals a man filled with self-loathing but also possessing a personality full of arrogance and boastfulness.
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In his marginal note, Chapman remarks upon "Ulysses' continued insolence" as he persists in taunting his defeated adversary, explaining that Odysseus bellows out his true name several times not simply "to repeate what he said to the Cyclop" but rather "to let his hearers know his Epithetes, and estimation in the world," a boastfulness that is, perhaps, the inescapable partner of Odysseus' irony and obliquity (166).
There's a boastfulness in his future-facing certainty that his poem will live long as "eyes can see" a braggadocio that puts death in its place.
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