The two meet, and Acroteleutium tells Pyrgopolynices to come to her husband's house. Just then Periplectomenus comes out and is furious at Sceledrus and how he has treated his "lady guest. In the case of Miles Gloriosus the slave and townspeople work together to overthrow the soldier, or their leader. His views, however, run counter to other significant events in the play. An additional negative of alcohol is its sloth-inducing effect. Philocomasium comes out of Periplectomenus' front door, giving orders to slaves inside. An old man, a prostitute, and a slave work together to deceive him and steal the girl back. Pyrgopolynices consistently refers to his handsomeness and how it is such a curse because women who come across him are instantly attracted to him and will not stop pestering him. He gave her everything that she wanted, and he even gave her Palaestrio!
This final scene always tends to be a large spectacle leaving the audience or reader with a good socially, not always morally, acceptable ending. In actuality, he is universally hated. For the plot to succeed he must be tricked into believing that he did not see what he saw. He loves anything and everything there is to love about women but even more so loves everything and anything that has to do with himself. He brings both back to his house, having explained the plot and their role in it. Plautus's work shows that in creating characters who appear masculine and macho but lack basic intelligence he is commenting on the Rome of his time and suggesting that true virtue and character lie within the hearts and minds of Romans with the ability to self-reflect and see the world through another's eyes. Pyrgopolynices follows Palaestrio's advice and runs inside to tell Philocomasium. He is easily tricked by Palaestrio into thinking he has not seen what he really has. Palaestrio's cleverness and Pyrgopolynices' stupidity keep all rolling along and he successfully wins back his girl. Periplectomenus himself shows a willingness to undergo hardship and risk in helping out a fellow creature. His slavish compliments are so outrageously offered that they reveal a hidden agenda for his seemingly superfluous part: In reality, his achievements are insignificant, his actual military prowess is inept, and his looks rendered repulsive by his character. Meanwhile, Palaestrio tells Pyrgopolynices all about Periplectomenus' 'wife' and gives him the ring. Exploiting the stupidity of Sceledrus and Pyrgopolynices, Palaestrio succeeds. Pyrgopolynices' slave whose main job is to agree with everything he says, boosting his owner's ego so that he can feed his ever growling belly. When the mother's back is turned he steals the daughter from underneath her. Periplectomenus goes back inside to tell Philocomasium what has happened and to tell her the plan. His actions show an obvious soft spot in his heart for love. Happy living his life as he wishes, he says he does not regret leaving behind no heir. His compliments earn him food for his ever-hungry belly and serve as ironical and humorous quips to the audience who rightly hears them as insults. He is easily tricked by his slave, Palaestrio, the callidus servus, and thereby loses the woman he had abducted. The tragedy of the play is that the Braggart Soldier has kidnapped a beautiful woman from a proud man. At first glance a character used solely to boost his master's ego, Artotrogus is primarily driven by his incessant need for food. His former master had a girlfriend named Philocomasium who was kidnapped from Athens and taken by Pyrgopolynices. In this same scene Plautus also displays its negative effects.
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