The Chorus discusses Samson's background and describes his various militaristic accomplishments:
Ran on embattled armies clad in iron, And, weaponless himself, Made arms ridiculous, useless the forgery Of brazen shield and spear, the hammered cuirass, Chalybean-tempered steel, and frock of mail Adamantean proof; ... Then with what trivial weapon came to hand, The jaw of a dead ass, his sword of bone, A thousand foreskins fell (lines 129-134, 142-4)
Although he is great, the Chorus points out that, through his blindness (actual and metaphorically), he is a prisoner:
Thou art become (O worst imprisonment!) The Dungeon of thy self; thy soul (Which men enjoying sight oft without cause complain) Imprisoned now indeed, In real darkness...
You can take a person out of the art, but you canít take the art out of a person.
I have been painting, drawing and photographing ever since I was a little girl. I used to have two interests in my life; art and animals. But my mother insisted on that I should get a ďrealĒ education and be able to pay my own bills. So I just picked law school and became a lawyer. This made me able to get a job somewhere in the Norwegian government. Iím not earning a lot, but I can pay some bills, just like my mother wanted me to.
So now I can consentrate on my art and on my horses and other animals. I'm doing painting and photographing, and I enjoy developing my pictures into digital art. And I also make the most remarkable books....
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