The Centaur Characters

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The Centaur

An unnamed centaur is the protagonist of the story. Half-man and half-horse, he is the lone survivor of the mythical species, which according to the story existed in numbers, until Heracles defeated the centaurs in an epic battle thousands of years ago. This centaur managed to escape Heracles and has roamed the Earth ever since, evading capture or being killed by human beings. The centaur is a divided creature, with both human and horse parts, which are essentially at odds with one another. In the story, the narrator sometimes refers to just the man or the horse, as each part of the centaur has its own desires, needs, and wills. The horse embodies the animal part of the centaur, with bodily needs such as thirst and raw emotions such as fear. The man expresses more complex emotions and does all the thinking for the centaur. Lonely, exhausted...

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