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Famous Tales

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Many famous tales, such as the plays of Shakespeare and various heroic sagas, feature as a stock character the obsequious servant: overly eager to please, ethically mercenary, and narratively expendable. Said servant often addresses others in an

tone, dissembling and pretending subservience, but in actuality prepared to abandon any loyalty and faith in favor of saving his own skin.