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Irresponsibility

Alectryon
changed to cock because he forgot to warn Mars of sun’s rising. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I: 322]
Belch, Sir Toby
Olivia’s riotous, reckless uncle. [Br. Lit.: Twelfth Night]
Bovary, Emma
irresponsible, careless character; betrays husband. [Fr. Lit.: Madame Bovary]
Capp, Andy
negligent of marital obligations. [Comics: Horn, 82–83]
Falstaff, Sir John
misuses “the King’s press damnably.” [Br. Lit.: II Henry IV]
Google, Barney
neglects wife for race horse. [Comics: Horn, 99–100]
Palinurus
sleeping helmsman, falls overboard. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Paragon, Mary Anne
careless servant of David and Dora. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfceld]
Trulliber, Parson
satire on one who does not do his job. [Br. Hist.: Joseph Andrews, Espy, 131]
Wimpy
sloppily dressed comic strip character; always “forgets” to pay for hamburgers. [Comics: “Popeye” in Horn, 657–658]
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