Factors In Eurchae And Euripides's The Bacchae

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The majority of humankind has long since moved passed the days of very simple living, where life was nothing more than a collection of tasks that got a person and their family through to see the next day. Now, humans have built massive cities, clear lands and mold them as they see fit, and leave marks of their presence everywhere on the planet. For most, it has become a game of obtaining the most materials for the cheapest, calling their methods under the moral microscope, both for the treatment of the workers involved in obtaining those materials and how they treat the environment that those materials are extracted from. Though there are people who try to fight for the right way to go about things, there is still the overhanging theme …show more content…
The Bacchae is a play written by Euripides, a greek playwright, whose works consisted mainly of tragedies that bore heavy messages on topics like war, religion and the greek gods, and the place that woman held in society (Roche, vii). Euripides was one of the last great playwrights of the Greek times, along with Aeschylus and Sophocles, who were much more popular than him in the time that he lived (Burke). Euripides’ heavy plays with large and noticeable lessons in them, were not pleasing to the people of the times, because he was in Athens, where the short coming in performance at war were still very raw with the people (Burke). Nonetheless, it is Euripides’ work that sticks with us today, the lessons presented in his plays ringing true in some fashion ages later. There are several messages that can be pulled from Euripides play The Bacchae; it’s a complicated story, added to by the fact that it is a play that is meant to be performed. The Bacchae is a play about a Demigod turned God at his father 's wishes whose name is Dionysus. Dionysus is the God of wine, merriment, insanity, and nature (Roche, 78; Burke), and …show more content…
They tell us what we can do to try and make it easier on the world. But even in their efforts to try and get it all to work out, they are still trying to hold control over the way nature works. If people take a lesson from one of the underlying messages in The Bacchae and stop trying to control nature, for the better or the worse, it will all sort itself out. Currently, it is most likely that that won’t happen. The human world is no longer a place where the only thing that every family does every day is try to survive. Humans have ‘upgraded’ the quality of life, and in doing so, there are now millions of people that couldn’t tell one end of the hoe from the other, and buy all of their food in stores that had it shipped into that location. If human where to stop doing anything that did anything harmful to nature, the human race would perish. However, humans could cut back on their activities that are harmful and try to give back as much as they take

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