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  • Theseus: A Hero Analysis

    Suzanne Collins’s acclaimed novel, The Hunger Games, Theseus, a well known Greek hero, offered to be one of the tributes of a situation that could potentially end his life. In his case, Theseus voyaged on a quest to the Labyrinth to slay the Minotaur and free the other tributes. All four heroes in Edith Hamilton’s Mythology show traits and features that display their unworthiness to named a hero. Nevertheless, these heroes also exhibit extremely admirable qualities. However, one of them deserves full respect to be titled a hero. In Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, Theseus depicts the most commendable traits of a hero because of his marriage to a princess, quest, and ignoble death. Some may claim that Theseus doesn’t…

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  • Theseus The King: Play Analysis

    the life of Theseus would be focused on the myth of him and the Minotaur. I feel like this is a good myth for a tragedy because there is a small number of characters at play, chiefly Theseus, his father Aegeus, the Minotaur itself, King Minos’s daughter Ariadne, and Daedalus who helps Theseus defeat the labyrinth. This small character list would fit the need for only three actors. I also think this particular myth has a lot of the features needed for a Greek tragedy as there is the needed…

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  • A Comparison Of Theseus And The Minotaur In Plato's Phaedo

    The µῦθος of Theseus and the Minotaur is alluded to near the start of Plato’s Phaedo by the character Phaedo (58 B-C) to initiate a parallel between the µῦθος itself and the teachings of the character Socrates in the pages that follow. As the discussion between Socrates and his companions continues up until his death, this parallel becomes ever more clear, and by the end of the Phaedo it is reasonable to interpret the µῦθος as an analogy for the transition from life to death, where Socrates is…

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  • Comparing Theseus And Oberon In A Midnight Summers Dream

    two male characters Oberon and Theseus who are of no relation, but they both have similar characteristics. Along with the similarities they share many differences as well. Shakespeare uses several techniques to make his readers clearly Oberon is king of the fairies while Theseus is the Duke of Athens. Although Oberon might be an immortal character in the play, he holds human traits because of the mistakes he makes. In fact, both he and Theseus, Duke of Athens makes the same mistake of trying to…

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  • Comparing Oedipus The King And Hippolytus

    Aphrodite, Hippolytus refuses to listen and chooses to mock her, proving that he has hubris tendencies, which is a characteristic of a tragic hero. Another quality of a tragic hero is that the person commits an action that will eventually destroy them and this is shown in Hippolytus. Hippolytus’s step-mother, Phaedra, falls in love with him which was a consequence of Hippolytus mocking Aphrodite. When Phaedra falls in love with Hippolytus, she confides in her assistant, the Nurse, who later…

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  • My Last Letter To My Father Oedipus

    I couldn’t stop looking at him even if I tried. It was my time to do something good for the innocent and save them from my father’s malevolent plans, so I chose to help Theseus to make his way back from the labyrinth. Theseus was walking the labyrinth, but I was waiting for the most opportune moment to help him. When the guards walked away, I mumbled Theseus name. He stood still and looked at me confused, so I looked into his eyes and gave him a ball of string. I told him that even if he killed…

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  • Classical Representation Of The Myth In Euripide's Desire Under The Elms

    In classical Greek mythology, Phaedra is the daughter of King Minos of Crete and Pasiphaë, and is the wife of Theseus. Due to a divine plan set into motion by Aphrodite, Phaedra falls in love with Hippolytus, Theseus’ son from another marriage, bringing about the destruction of both individuals. These themes of incest, fate, and adultery are all present in Desire Under the Elms. This play can be shown to have been influenced greatly by classical representations of this myth. Desire Under the…

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  • Theme Of Love In A Midsummer's Night Dream

    theme of William Shakespeare’s work. In the play A Midsummer’s Night Dream, A tale of four people Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius, and Helena who go into a forest and encounter some fairies and leave ready to marry each other which they do along with Theseus the king of Athens and his beloved Hippolyta queen of the amazons (no not the online shopping company). It also happens to be one of Shakespeare’s most frequently performed comedies, in it Shakespeare shows that he thinks love is something that…

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  • Playing The Other By Euripide Analysis

    Greek drama shows many instances of female sexuality and the negative connotation associated with it. Through props and tone expressed in lines 190- 585 of Hippolytus, Euripides explicitly addresses the role of woman as an “anti-model” through Greek society’s strict expectations of female sexuality. When female sexuality is controlled, the ultimate goal of patriarchy will succeed in Greek society. First and foremost, Froma Zeitlin introduces the idea of an “anti-model” in Playing the Other…

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  • Hippolytus As A Tragic Hero Analysis

    case with many other tragedies at the time, she paints the picture of a woman with underlying conflicts. For this reason she can be a candidate as the tragic hero in this story, but upon further inspection is becomes clear that she fails the test. Phaedra is the wife of Theseus, and because Theseus is king of Athens, she acts as the queen of Athens. After Theseus heroically vanquished the mythical Minotaur, she travelled with Theseus to be his queen out of gratitude by her father and king of…

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