| Quote #10
Wallowing in the fight, they were in an astonishingly short time resmudged. They surpassed in stain and dirt all their previous appearances. Moving to and fro with strained exertion, jabbering all the while, they were, with their swaying bodies, black faces, and glowing eyes, like strange and ugly fiends jigging heavily in the smoke (22.11).
Oddly enough, while aspiring to the epitome of masculinity, the men lose their humanity and become more like animals than humans.