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  • Divine Intervention In Electra

    In Euripides’ play, Heracles, and in Sophocles’ play, Electra, there is constant interference from gods into human lives. By having both an understanding and a basic background of the timer period and location in Greece are key in understanding why the gods interfered with mortal lives the way they did. The divine intervention in both stories can be compared and similarities can be drawn from both. The exploitation of the deus ex machina demonstrated by Apollo in Electra and Hera in Heracles,…

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  • Hippolytus And Theseus Essay

    against women and sexual love, Phaedra and her passion for her stepson, and Theseus’ eventual passion to destroy his own flesh and blood. Euripides had written two different versions, the second being meant to tone-down the raciness of the first and happens to be the only one that survived. It’s believed that Seneca decides to follow a plot line that’s similar to Euripides’ first Hippolytus, including its explicitness as Phaedra is shown propositioning Hippolytus in front of the audience’s eyes.…

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  • Hippolytus: The Tragedy Of Aeschylus And Sophocles

    Written by renowned tragedian Euripides in 428 BCE, the Ancient Greek tragedy Hippolytus is the ultimate story of betrayal and desire. Euripides’ style of tragedy is often compared to the works of the other two major playwrights of the era, Aeschylus and Sophocles, yet it differs greatly. His writing style is simple and can be communicated in colloquial speech: Euripides was known for taking a new approach to traditional myths: he often changed elements of their stories or portrayed the more…

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  • Medea And Oedipus The King: A Literary Analysis

    Medea by Euripides and Oedipus the king by Sophocles are two tragic plays that continue to be performed to this day. When both plays were created, they were performed by man, even the characters that were women. Ironically, both plays tend to highlight the dominance and power that women had during the time. Although some may argue that males hold more power than females, it is opposite from what is seen in both, Medea and Oedipus the king, that women can be as powerful as men by being better…

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  • Medea Vs Oedipus Essay

    within the tragedy itself. When faced with such tragedy and difficulty, we all vary in how we react and respond to said circumstances. In this paper, I will be looking at two characters from our writing; Sophocles’ Oedipus of Oedipus the King and Euripides’ Medea from Medea. In these two characters, we can see two reactions to difficulty and misfortune. With Media, we have a woman who loses her husband and becomes murderous, hateful and dangerous. Oedipus who learns that he murdered his own…

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  • Role Of Sacrifice In Antigone

    as a mean to create a dilemma in their plays, add a layer of meaningful depth to the human death, and/or to stage a tragedy that invokes pity and provokes conclusions. As Wilkins noted, human sacrifice, in the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, is, more often than not, related to the gods within Greek mythology—it is a call that comes…

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  • Medea Argument Analysis

    In the play Medea by Euripides the character Jason’s marriage to the Princess of Creon is done to bring benefit to his family but Medea’s emotions have overtaken her to see this. Jason uses logos to create a well thought out argument. As for Medea, is controlled by her feelings, which do not let her make rational decision and this is seen through the syntax that is used in the passage. Jason creates a structured argument to support the benefit the family will receive with the marriage of the…

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  • Religion In Greek Theatre

    Religion will, no matter what culture or environment, always be a sensitive topic brought up in conversation. Religion has been dated back before the birth of Jesus Christ which has been placed centuries before that. Religion was a big use and continues to be a use in telling stories or reaching out to specific audiences. We must ask ourselves, “What was Religion’s main use & significance in Theatre Culture?” I’ve chosen this topic because the subject is talked about briefly. We just know the…

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  • Greed And Selfishness In Medea

    The Darkness within a Person The author of the ancient Greek tragedy Medea is called Euripides. This author is considered “one of the most gifted Athenian playwrights of the fifth century BCE… was also well known for his poetry and only 19 plays of work have survived until today” (Emmons and Tschen). Euripides was such an influential writer during his time because of his approach on Literature was different amongst other playwrights. His plays conveyed a “darker side of existence, with plot…

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  • Medea Character Analysis

    Medea’s Godlike Character As humans, we experience an array of emotions, but our emotions can only take us so far. In the tragic play Medea, Euripides uses Medea’s emotions such as rage, jealousy, and pride to create her complex character, which is more godlike than human. Medea is an ancient Athenian tragedy, and it’s vital to realize that emotions may have been interpreted differently in 431 B.C.E, when Medea was first performed (Puchner, 784). Even in ancient Greek literature, it is…

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