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  • Soyinka's Adaptation Of The Bacchae

    The aim of this paper is to posit that Soyinka’s adaptation of The Bacchae reveals that the allure to and support favoring Dionysos and the Dionysian religion has far less to do with an attraction towards the God Dionysos and the beliefs and rituals that go along with practicing bacchanalia, and far more to do with the aversion and rejection of the tyrannical King Pentheus, his oppressive ideology, and his inability to rule Thebes. In the very first line of the scene description on page one,…

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  • Divine Justice In Greek Mythology

    Comparing Quotes from Greek Mythology The theme of justice is one of the prevailing themes in Greek mythology. It is usually inextricably connected with the theme of revenge or is rooted in it. As a rule, protagonists of Greek myths are noble and virtuous people driven by the search of truth, rightness, and self-exploration. They are bearers of high moral principles. Everything they do is marked by honor and dignity. However, justice as viewed by Greek heroes differs from the generally accepted…

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  • Oedipus The King And Ragtime: A Literary Analysis

    cursed, which results with him having to face grim ramifications. Oedipus’ pride is evident through his belief that he can overcome his fate. Oedipus actually believes that his destiny will not apply to him, regardless of what the famed prophet Tiresias says will come of him. Ultimately, Oedipus’ ego is the driving force in what does, says, and thinks. Thus, his pride leads to his downfall, his gouging out of his eyes and his banishment from Thebes. Sophocles writes, “Pride breeds the…

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  • Fate And Fate In Oedipus Rex By Sophocles Antigone

    so he did everything he could to escape the horrible prophecy, ending up in Thebes. There, he became king, and with his newfound power and wealth, began to settle into his new role, still believing he has escaped his prophecy. He angrily tells to Tiresias, “…I stopped the Sphinx! With no help from the birds,/the flight of my own intelligence hit the mark./And this is the man you’d try to overthrow?” (Sophocles Oedipus Rex 987). Oedipus has begun to drowse; assured in the fact that he has escaped…

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  • Pride In Oedipus The King

    his actions came forward and reality hit Oedipus. If Oedipus hadn’t been so prideful or full of himself, maybe he would have realized what was truly happening. Sophocles made significant references to “eyes” and “seeing” all throughout the play. Tiresias states: “How terrible—to see the truth when the truth is only pain to him who sees!” (lines 359-360). Although Oedipus truly knew what the truth was, he couldn’t get his mind to see it. He was so prideful that he thought nothing could stop him.…

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  • Control In Oedipus Rex By Sophocles

    Control. The power to influence or direct people 's behavior or the course of events. In the novel Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, a primary question that arises in the mind of readers is the scale of control one has on the actions of their lives. Aristotle believed human actions to be led by seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion or desire, of which three causes are not in the control of a being. For one, Sophocles explains the element of compulsion in relation to his pride…

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  • What Is The Role Of Women In The Odyssey

    "The Odyssey" is an epic tale by a famous Greek poet, Homer. After being away from his kingdom in Troy for twenty years due to war, Odysseus and his crew started to make their journey back home. Unfortunately, they ran into some trouble along the way. Little did he know, his kingdom had been taken over by gentleman called suitors. While he spent years with other women on his journey back to the kingdom, his wife, Penelope, was holding off marrying anyone else because she had faith he was still…

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  • Jane Eyre Feminist Analysis

    An Examination of Feminism in Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is often lauded as a novel of great importance in the world of feminist literature. Of course, the titular character is relatively independent, she wants things for herself, and her idea of a good life does not begin and end with marriage. There is much more to Jane than that. Jane Eyre was surely very feminist for the time, and does have a solid handful of human values, but to put it on a pedestal as some sort of Great…

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  • Antigona Furiosa Analysis

    As the novelist Haruki Murakami wrote, “Now, though, I realize that all I can place in the imperfect vessel of writing are imperfect memories and imperfect thoughts” (12). A work of literature is imperfect in the sense that it is more or less related to and restricted by the social context in which it is written and is a memory-carrier of its own culture. Sophocles’ Attic tragedy Antigone carries memories of sociopolitical concerns over the future development and fertility of the city Athens.…

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  • The Importance Of Identity In Homer's Odyssey

    Identity is the fact of being who a person is. Many make superior choices and resist bad ones. The attempt of choosing between decisions is difficult depending on what the results can be. Myriad of decisions include being able to overcome obstacles through journeys. For instance, adventurous men travel to try and accomplish their goal but end up in many bumps. The Odyssey conveys temptations the protagonist, Odysseus, has when he travels on an expedition trying to reach home. Ithaca, Odysseus'…

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