Ajax - Part 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4 Summary

On an isolated beach, Ajax sits in front of his sword. He gives a soliloquy about how he has sharpened the sword, how he has planted the hilt in the ground, and how he plans to fall on it to end his life. He prays that Teucer is the one to find him, that Menelaus and Agamemnon are cursed by the Furies, the goddesses of vengeance, and that Apollo the Sun God carries news of Ajax' death to his parents. Ajax calls for death to claim him, falls on his sword, and dies.

The Chorus, divided into two sections, appear. Each part complains about how hard and unsuccessful their searches for Ajax have been, and then they join together to speak about how frustrating it is to have been unable to find Ajax.

Tecmessa , having discovered Ajax's body bewails his death. The Chorus attempts to see Ajax...

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