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    The story Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides starts with the main character Agamemnon having second thoughts about going through with the sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia to get the winds to move to go to Troy. He decides to write a second letter to send to her telling her to go back home and that her supposed marriage to Achilles would be another time. Before the letter can get to Iphigenia, Agamemnon’s brother Menelaus intercepts the letter and is outraged that his brother would damage Greece and put not only his wife in danger but his soldiers as well. For a while, Agamemnon and his brother go back and forth on this issue until Menelaus agrees with Agamemnon and Agamemnon decides to take on Menelaus view and go through with the sacrifice.…

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    Within Euripides Iphigenia at Aulis, and Seneca’s Medea, a variety of atrocious acts take place, sparing no violence and certainly no mercy. Although Seneca and Euripides hail from much different time periods, many parallels can be drawn between the atrocious acts depicted within their works. While the scenarios that lead up to the atrocious acts that take place within Medea and Iphigenia at Aulis differ, many similarities can be found between both antagonists. In addition to the similarities,…

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    good. Everyone has to know what you 're doing and that you 're doing it for the good of others not yourself. There are always some conflicts a tragic hero goes through while making the decision whether to sacrifice his daughter/son or not for the sake of others. For instance, when Agamemnon had to sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia he probably had to think twice before he made his decision. That’s because if he sacrifice his daughter then he will lose someone very valuable to him but if he…

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    away on a chariot drawn by dragons. Jason asks Medea to give him the bodies so he can bury them, but she refuses. It is clear through these examples that Medea is a transgressive female character because she not only plots to seek revenge, but she also successfully achieves it. The lengths she goes to to get revenge on Jason are despicable, but she did accomplish much more than a typical female in her day would. She did not like what happened to her and she did something about it.…

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    In Aeschylus’ play Agamemnon, the dynamic, strong female character of Clytaemnestra is introduced. Left alone for ten years, she has become bitter after Agamemnon had sacrificed their daughter, Iphigeneia, in order to sail to Troy. Clytaemnestra is waiting for her revenge. Clytaemnestra’s two speeches after Agamemnon has returned to Argos and is entering the palace reveal that she is convicting him of the murder of Iphigeneia and sentencing him to death. In Clytaemnestra’s first speech when…

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    Iphigenia In Aulis

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    material. The tragic Greek play, Iphigenia in Aulis, written by the playwright Euripides, when compared with the 1977 Greek film Iphigenia, are similar in plot, characterization, and dramatic action, however, differ in the ending, character roles, and tragic chorus. Iphigenia in Aulis takes place in Aulis, just before the Trojan War. The play starts…

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    In the poem Iphigenia by Tennyson, Alfred, Lord and the painting "The Sacrifice of Iphigenia" by Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista They explain the idea the with all of your actions come consequences and Agamemnon's consequence was the sacrifice of his daughter. They took this story and created how they saw it because told an important lesson that needs to be taught to common day people. Iphigenia was a young girl whose father upset the goddess Artemis during the Trojan war and had to be sacrificed to…

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    Agamemnon says that according to the prophet named Kalchas, “Iphigenia, my daughter, must be sacrificed to Artemis, the deity of this place” (119-121). Kalchas said to her father, Agamemnon, that the sacrifice must be made in order for the Greek ships to be able to leave the city of Aulis, and continue to Troy. Once this happened honor was then given back to Polyneices and Agamemnon, along with Greece through both of the women’s actions. Both Iphigenia and Antigone’s fate was set by them…

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    The production of Iphigenia and Other Daughters, an adaptation by Ellen McLaughlin and directed by Marya Sea Kaminski, is about a family set on avenging deaths that have wrecked their lives. It takes place in both Ancient Greek and World War 1. In Ancient Greek woman were inferior to men. They did not have any say in their lives and were viewed as property. In this case they were not allowed to exact revenge on behalf of their loved ones that was a man’s right. The fact that Clymnestra did…

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    In "Iphigenia," there were many reoccurring motifs, but the central theme was violence against women. Women were targeted by those with power and are left either brutally scarred, both mentally and physically, or dead. No one protested these abuses or attempted to protect them. There were many illustrations of this theme throughout the play. In the opening scene, two women were dancing together. When one of them left, the other was confronted by a soldier and stabbed. Iphigenia was confronted by…

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