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The Disguising of Tamon Summary

The Irish convince one of their dim-witted soldiers, Tamon, to dress as Ailill, wear a crown and go out to Cuchulain. Cuchulain sees him coming, assumes he is Ailill and strikes him dead with his slingshot.

The Disguising of Tamon Analysis

The narrator in this chapter refers to Cuchulain as "ignorant" and lacking knowledge. This is the first time the narrative voice has made reference to Cuchulain's youth and lack of experience in battle. This is not the first time in the book that Cuchulain has fallen for such trickery. The Irish are unable to beat him in strength and skill, but they have apparently found intelligence to be his weakness.

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