Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned 233 essays for "Aeschylus Eumenides":
1  2  3    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
Oresteia - The Issue of Justice in Aeschylus' Eumenides - Oresteia - The Issue of Justice in Aeschylus' Eumenides The concept of justice is manifested through the three plays of Aeschylus' Oresteia. The old tradition of justice, the private blood feud, caused an ungoverned succession of violent acts that spiralled uncontrollably. Aegisthus, Clytemnestra's lover, is introduced in Agamemnon; he desires vengeance for the plot contrived by Agamemnon's father (Ag: 1605-1611).1 Neither Agamemnon nor Aegisthus took part in this "plot" and yet as the chorus explains (Ag: 755-6) 'But ancient Violence longs to breed, new violence comes when its fatal hour comes,' The justice system of this period demanded that one avenge the death of a family me...   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia]
:: 4 Works Cited
2472 words
(7.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Chorus Intervention in Aeschylus' the Eumenides and Agamemnon - In The Eumenides and Agamemnon of The Oresteia trilogy, Aeschylus constructs an over-arching metaphor for elements of the new Athenian democracy. The chorus in each play represents the people who feel under-represented and disrespected, by the society's changing values. In The Eumenides, the chorus of Furies is frustrated with the younger gods and infringements on their power; in Agamemnon the chorus fears more the control of an effective woman in Clytemnestra rather than the leadership of fruitless Agamemnon....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 764 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Eumenides - Resolution of Conflict in Aeschylus' Oresteia - The Resolution of Conflict in Aeschylus' Oresteia       Aeschylus, was a master dramatist - he liked to portray conflict between persons, human or divine, or between principles.1 His trilogy of plays, the Oresteia, develops many conflicts that must be resolved during the action of the Eumenides, the concluding play of the trilogy. The central theme of the Oresteia is justice (dike) and in dealing with questions of justice, Aeschylus at every stage involves the gods.2 The Oresteia's climactic conflict in the Eumenides revolves around justice and the gods - opposing conceptions of justice and conflicting classes of gods....   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia]
:: 7 Works Cited
1871 words
(5.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Eumenides - Importance of Gender in Aeschylus' Oresteia - The Importance of Gender in Aeschylus' Oresteia          Gender is made explicit as a theme throughout the Oresteia through a series of male-female conflicts and incorrectly gendered characters dominated by the figure of Clytemnestra, a woman out of place. This opposition of gender then engenders all the other oppositions of the trilogy; conflicts of oikos and polis, chthonic and Olympian, old and young can be assigned to female and male spheres respectively.  In this essay I will look at how the polis examines itself in terms of gender by focusing on the Eumenides' exploration of the myth of matriarchy, issues of the conflict between oikos and polis and the use of speech within the polis....   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia]
:: 5 Works Cited
3666 words
(10.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Philosophy and Psychology of Sophocles’s Antigone and The Eumenides in Aeschylus’ Oresteia - The Philosophy and Psychology of Sophocles’s Antigone and The Eumenides in Aeschylus’ Oresteia There is a consensus among readers of the poetry or plays written in the fifth century that the plays succeed with inspiring profound movement on the audience. The methods or reasons for the reader to be moved by a text are often disputed. Specific to tragic works the concepts of philosophy and psychology are critical elements to understand the cause of the stirred emotions of individuals who response to classical tragedies in a similar manner....   [tags: Antigone Oresteia]
:: 5 Works Cited
2194 words
(6.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Conflict in The Eumenides of The Oresteia - The Conflict in The Eumenides of The Oresteia   In The Eumenides, the third book of The Oresteia, there exists a strong rivalry between the Furies and the god Apollo; from the moment of their first confrontation in Apollo’s temple at Delphi, it is clear that the god and the spirits are opposing forces. Their actions bring them into direct conflict, and both of them are stubbornly set on achieving their respective goals while at the same time interfering with or preventing the actions of the other....   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia] 1372 words
(3.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Justice in Aeschylus' The Oresteia - Justice in Aeschylus' The Oresteia How can an endless and violently destructive cycle be just. The concept appears in places along the human timeline as diverse as the Bible and West Side Story. Why do people have a tendency to amplify and repeat violence through a cycle of murder and revenge, and how can this destructive process be called justice. In The Oresteia, the cycle is a familiar one, but is also interweaved with gender issues and a sense of justice that changes within the cycle itself....   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia] 1534 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Oresteia - The War-of the-Sexes in Eumenides - The War-of the-Sexes in Eumenides   In this essay I will examine the war-of the-sexes taking place in The Eumenides, the final play of The Oresteia. The plot of The Eumenides pits Orestes and Apollo (representing the male gods and, to a certain extent, male values in general) against the ghost of Clytemnestra and the Furies (equally representative of female values.) Of more vital importance, however, is whether Athene sides with the males or females throughout the play. The character of Orestes is somewhat down-played in The Eumenides and in fact his role is far less significant than that of Apollo....   [tags: Oresteia Essays]
:: 5 Works Cited
2114 words
(6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Blood Bonds, Antigone, and The Eumenides - Blood Bonds, Antigone, and The Eumenides Every human on this earth has a bond to another. These bonds, as well as their significance, differ between people. This paper will focus on the bonds of marriage and blood, and their role in the plays Antigone and The Eumenides. How do they relate to each other. Is one more important than the other. How does the divine and mortal world interpret these. Through a review of the two plays and a comparison of their presentation of the bonds of blood and marriage, this paper will answer these questions....   [tags: Papers] 866 words
(2.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Eumenides vs. The Haunted - Eumenides vs. The Haunted Throughout time there has been a universal question that does not yet yield a universal answer: whether or not it is right to avenge the murder of another by killing the killers. In both “The Haunted,” the third play from Eugene O’ Neill’s trilogy “Morning Becomes Electra,” and “Eumenides,” the third play from Aeschylus’ trilogy “The Oresteia,” the respective sons are directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of their mothers after their mothers intentionally murder their fathers....   [tags: essays papers] 1389 words
(4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Oresteia, Aeschylus - In “The Oresteia” trilogy, the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus advocates the importance of the male role in society over that of the female. The entire trilogy can be seen as a subtle proclamation of the superiority of men over women. Yet, the women create the real interest in the plays. Their characters are the impetus that makes everything occur. The most complex and compelling character in the three plays is Clytaemnestra. Clytaemnestra is consumed with thoughts of revenge. She seeks vengeance on Agamemnon for the loss of their daughter, Iphigeneia whose life was forfeited in order to appease the goddess Artemis so that Agamemnon's troops would be allowed passage to the Trojan shore....   [tags: The Oresteia Trilogy] 870 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Imagery of Bloodshed in The Oresteia - The Imagery of Bloodshed in The Oresteia   In the prologue of Agamemnon, the first play of Aeschylus' trilogy, The Oresteia, the watchman implores the gods for "a blessed end to all our pain." (20). He is asking for deliverance from the retributive system of justice, where the only certainty is that bloodshed breeds more bloodshed. The old men of the chorus in their opening chant, "Hymn to Zeus," declare that suffering must be experienced before man can be released from this ceaseless irredeemable bloodshed and thus be, "free from all the pain." (1) They declare that it is a law laid down by Zeus "that we must suffer, suffer into truth./ We cannot sleep, and drop by drop a...   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia]
:: 1 Works Cited
3451 words
(9.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Religious Beliefs in Aeschylus' Oresteia, Homer’s Iliad, and Sophocles’ Electra - Religious Beliefs in Aeschylus' Oresteia, Homer’s Iliad, and Sophocles’ Electra The final and definitive defeat of the Persian army at the battle of Plataea represented the end of an age-long threat to Athens. But the victory was also a miracle, as all the odds were against the Athenians at the onset of the war. While Pericles took charge of Athens after the war and started the advance of democracy, religion also thrived. The rebuilding of the Acropolis and the construction of the Parthenon and its great statue of Athene under Pericles' rule signified the height of religious belief among Athenians....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
1673 words
(4.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Aeschylus - Aeschylus was born in Eleusis, a Greek town near Athens, in 525 B.C. He was the first of the great Greek tragedians, preceding both Sophocles and Euripides, and is often credited with inventing tragic drama. Prior to Aeschylus, plays were primitive, consisting of a single actor and a chorus offering commentary. In his works, he added a "second actor" (often more than one) thus creating endless new dramatic possibilities. He lived until 456 B.C., fighting in the wars against Persia, and attaining great acclaim in the world of the Athenian theater....   [tags: essays research papers] 1818 words
(5.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Justice and Aeschylus' Oresteia - Justice and Aeschylus' Oresteia        At first glance, the picture of justice found in the Oresteia appears very different from that found in Heraclitus. And indeed, at the surface level there are a number of things which are distinctly un-Heraclitean. However, I believe that a close reading reveals more similarities than differences; and that there is a deep undercurrent of the Heraclitean world view running throughout the trilogy. In order to demonstrate this, I will first describe those ways in which the views of justice in Aeschylus' Oresteia and in Heraclitus appear dissimilar....   [tags: Oresteia Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
3391 words
(9.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Cycle of Vengeance in Aeschylus’s Oresteia - The Cycle of Vengeance in Aeschylus’s Oresteia   The cyclic thread of vengeance runs like wild fire through the three plays in Aeschylus’s Oresteia. This thread, with its complexity of contemporary and universal implications lends itself quite well to – in fact, almost necessitates – deeply interested study. While a brief summary of the Oresteia will inevitably disregard some if not much of the trilogy’s essence and intent, on the positive side it will establish a platform of characters, events, and motives with which this paper is primarily concerned....   [tags: Oresteia Essays]
:: 6 Works Cited
2434 words
(7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Serpent and the Eagle: From Darkness to Light - Yet as we journey from the dark to the light in Aeschylus, we cannot leave the dark behind – the darkness breeds the light. ⎯ Robert Fagles and W. B. Stanford, “Introduction: The Serpent and the Eagle” It is without fail that throughout Aeschylus’ trilogy, The Oresteia, the presence of light and dark can be found in the characters, the plot and the themes. The trilogy follows the House of Atreus its emergence from darkness into the light. However, the light and darkness are often presented symbolically throughout the trilogy and often appear as pairs, which are constantly at odds with each other like Clytaemnestra versus Orestes and Apollo verses the Furies....   [tags: literature, Aeschylus trilogy]
:: 2 Works Cited
1617 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Power of Zeus Teleios in the Oresteia - The Power of Zeus Teleios in the Oresteia         Is the action in the Oresteia preordained. Is the trilogy simply a working through of destiny and fate; the ultimate telos of the events being the downfall of the house of Atreus. Are the characters in the story destroyed by themselves or by the necessity of the deeds that are carried out. These are some of the questions I will discuss in this essay.   I wish to concentrate on the end of the story as we know it, the Eumenides, with reference to character portrayal in the previous parts of the trilogy....   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia]
:: 10 Works Cited
3299 words
(9.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Reproduction of the Oikos in Aeschylus’ Oresteia - Aeschylus’ Oresteia is the chronicles of a cursed family that includes a circle of betrayal, adultery, and murder, among other things. The Greek word oikos can be used to describe the Greek family structure. In Homer’s Odyssey, two polar opposites of oikoi are given. First, the son of Odysseus’ son Telemachus meets Nestor, who symbolizes a near-perfect oikos . The family is involved in a large sacrificial feast upon the arrival of Telemachus . He also utilizes xenia, the Greek word for manners or the ideal guest-host relationship, to perfection....   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia ]
:: 10 Works Cited
2296 words
(6.6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Judgment of Athena in Oresteia - The Judgment of Athena in Oresteia Athena resolves the conflicts of the Oresteia with an ambiguous judgment that seems to satisfy all parties involved. However, in any conflict, at least one party must make sacrifices to work toward a resolution. Athena achieves her paradoxical result by misleading Apollo to think that he has received total victory in judgment and by offering compensatory powers to the Erinyes, thus creating an illusion of satisfaction for all amidst a reality of compromise. Athena first addresses Apollo's argument of the superiority of paternity, but she allows compromise by never fully admitting that Clytemnestra's murder was morally justified....   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia] 791 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Oresteia by Aeschylus: Guilty or Innocent - When a person is accused of a crime they are either found innocent or guilty. This is the basic idea of justice and it is what many feel needs to happen if someone has done something controversial. In the play The Oresteia by Aeschylus, the story of Clytemnestra guilt or innocents is questioned. She does many things that people are not too happy with and those controversial actions throughout the story, mainly in the first part Agamemnon get her into the trouble. As we explore the case that builds against her innocents by exploring the killings of Agamemnon and Cassandra and the boastful expression about the killings....   [tags: Oresteia Aeschylus] 1104 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Powerful Clytemnestra in Aeschylus' Oresteia - The Powerful Clytemnestra in Aeschylus' Oresteia What Price Glory. was the title of a Maxwell Anderson play about World War I. Although the Oresteia deals with the period following a much different war, the same question can be asked of it. In the trilogy Aeschylus presents the reader with a stunning example of ancient Greek society, in which warrior ideals were firmly held, and glory in battle was considered the supreme good. The question of moral justification in the trilogy brings in many complex issues, but all of them revolve around the construction of Greek society and the role of different individuals in this system....   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia]
:: 1 Works Cited
2076 words
(5.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Strong Women in The Orestia by Aeschylus - The Strong Women in The Orestia by Aeschylus To most readers, the women of The Orestia are evil and vindictive, a disgrace to all chaste and righteous women.  Aeschylus portrayed women as equals to men, which was not the opinion of most Greeks at the time.  Although he showed some of his women characters as evil, he granted them power, and emasculated the men around them.  Unlike Homer, the women of Aeschylus show both ranges of emotions, both the good and the bad.  A woman portrayed as a villain may be thought of negatively, but the fact that a female is allowed to be the villain, to take action, and leave other men helpless to the choices that she makes, it is a great step.  In the time...   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited
1526 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Eumenides versus the Bacchae - The conflict between the rational and the irrational is present in every person or situation. In Greek tragedies, this conflict is constantly present within the characters’ actions and decisions. Usually, there is always one character that will act rationally compared to the others and would try to fix the conflict. Both The Eumenides and The Bacchae depict the conflict between the rational and the irrational, yet the act and solution are presented differently. Whereas The Eumenides portrays it through killing the family by committing matricide and homicide, The Bacchae portrays it through killing the family by committing unconscious homicide driven by the desire of the forbidden....   [tags: conflict in Greek tragedies] 1223 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Agamemnon a Tragedy by Aeschylus - Aeschylus’ well-known tragedy of Agamemnon allows one to closely look at the treasured polytheistic religious ideas of Ancient Greece and how the Grecians relied heavily on the thought of free will versus fate determined by their gods. With the play being set and written in Greece, the polytheistic lifestyle is apparent and unabashed as the culture of the time would have seen the play to be easily believable; the entire audience would have been familiar with the various gods and goddesses as well as being familiar with the situation that begins the play: the Trojan War....   [tags: polytheistic ideas, grecians, trojan war]
:: 10 Works Cited
1538 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Orestia:Aeschylus, Religion and Women - Aeschylus was, by all accounts, a notable participant in Athens’s major dramatic competitions. Regarded as the father of tragedy, Aeschylus used poetry to address ethical dilemmas that were often present during his time. In the Oresteia, Aeschylus’ religious tendencies seem to, at times, cloud his view. In the context of the play, events created by human hubris set off a chain reaction of such epic proportions that only the gods can help mend; he seems to forgive and forget the gods involvement in the events that lead to the curse....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 4 Works Cited
1620 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides The virgin suicide’s was written by Jeffrey Eugenides it was an interesting and fun Filled novel. There were stressful things that take place that lead to the twist and turns within it, The story is told by men looking back who grew up in the same neighborhood as the Lisbon girls, their lives had forever been changed by their fierce, awkward obsession with the five young sisters: Therese, Mary, Bonni...   [tags: Eugenides Virgin Suicides] 1844 words
(5.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Tragic Hero: Agamenon by Aeschylus - ... Agamemnon was just doing his job, but for very selfish reasons. He was being self serving, not only in Aulis, bur also in Troy, in Argos, and in Elysium. In the Illiad, after having sacked a city near Troy, women were taken as war prizes. A prize of war is considered property that was seized by the victors. While winning these prizes is an incentive to fight, it is not ethical to take war prizes. An ideal war (forgive the statement) is fought fairly and ethically, so the two sides can mend and forgive their grievances once the war has ended....   [tags: ancient Greek playwrights] 1462 words
(4.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Overview: Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus - Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound portrays a greek god detained by a superior for disobedience against the latter’s rule. On the other hand in Euripides’ Hippolytus portrays lust and vengeance of the gods and the extent that they can go to to avenge it. In Prometheus Bound, all the characters are keenly aware of the power of Zeus: his name is invoked as the one who decided on the punishment for Prometheus and his wrath is sensed by the others. For example, Prometheus describes Zeus as “hard-hearted” and “in constant anger with an unbending mind”....   [tags: Zeus, euripides]
:: 1 Works Cited
925 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus - The Agamemnon of Aeschylus Prologue: The Watchman on the roof of the Palace of Agamemnon at Mycenae presents the facts. He has been watching a year for the fire signal that will announce Troy's capture, and all is not well within the house. He sees the beacon at last and will tell Clytemnestra, Agamemnon's wife. He rejoices at the news for it means his master will be coming home. Parodos or Entry of the Choros, who are Elders of Argos, counsellors to the Queen Regent. They chant about the expedition against Troy....   [tags: Papers] 1519 words
(4.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Summary of the Greek Play Agamemnon by Aeschylus - ... Aeschylus creates this feeling of pity by his choice of dialogue and the tone of the Herald. Aeschylus’ diction is this passage consists of emotion-full words, which create the feeling of pity towards the Herald. In particular, he uses “dreamed, hopes, light, salute, loving, shining, warm, [and] cherish.” This diction corresponds to the tone of this passage. For example, in the first five lines of the passage the audience is introduced to the Herald as a very sympathetic character because of the way he is describing how proud and happy he is: “I’m home at last./Never dreamed I’d die in Greece.” This, in effect shows the audience how he is a passionate character....   [tags: Tragedy, Troy, Plot] 686 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Black Fate- Analysis of Aeschylus' The Persians - ... Upon hearing the description of the battle's carnage, the Elders and the Queen Mother broke out into agony and mourned the loss of their men at Salamis. The group professes how the Persians were cursed with "Black Fate", and the gods willed the victory of the Greeks. The Elders blamed their losses on the inexperience of Xerxes and foresaw the destruction of the Empire. At this point, the Elders and the Queen summoned King Darius from Hades to seek his guidance. Darius pointed to a possession of a great spirit for Xerxes' lack of reason, "excessive pride", and arrogance towards the gods for their calamity....   [tags: Greeks, Battle, Defeat] 783 words
(2.2 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Gender Roles in the Play: Agamemnon by Aeschylus - ... Cassandra was chosen by Apollo to inherit the ability of comprehending prophecies. When Apollo has fallen in love with Cassandra, but she refuses, he cursed her by allowing her to continue to see the future, but nobody would believe her. This is the torture that Apollo wants to see where Cassandra has the ability to change or transform a tragic event, but was not trusted by anyone. Cassandra’s death seem tragic because she can be seen as a stranger who unfortunately enter between the drama of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, thus ended her life....   [tags: War, gods, Death]
:: 1 Works Cited
901 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Language in Aeschylus - Language in Aeschylus Language is Aeschylus' juggernaut: he uses striking, innovative words to drive an image into the mind of his audience. Clytaemestra, notorious as a villain or perhaps an anti- heroine, effectively acts as a medium for Aeschylus’ brilliant rhetoric in Agamemnon. Clytaemestra’s rhetoric not only invokes vivid imagery, but also confuses and perverts spheres of logic and rhetoric: sacrifice with murder, liquids with cloth, and blood with wine. These images overturn the values and traditions of her society, symbolized by the chorus, by joining spheres that were customarily kept separate....   [tags: Papers] 1236 words
(3.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Tragedy in The Orestia - Tragedy in the Oresteia The human will desires transcendence. Instead of recognizing the physical and mental limits of our species, we labor to circumvent them. The desire for immanent achievement, transcendence and supremacy becomes especially apparent whenever man attempts to intervene against nature: in medicine, we attempt to secure immortality through antibiotics and surgery; in contemporary moral culture, we attempt to justify and defend sanguineous deeds of the past and present through constant objectification and qualification; and in psychology, we attempt to simultaneously separate and unite the brain and mind through psychoneurological principles....   [tags: Aeschylus] 1737 words
(5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Cannibals and Vampires in Aeschylus and O'Neill - Cannibals and Vampires in Aeschylus and O'Neill Aeschylus and Eugene O'Neill have populated their trilogies with cannibals and vampires. Family members feed off one another both literally and figuratively. For the houses of both Agamemnon and Ezra Mannon, this bloodlust is insatiable and inherited, an inescapable curse. A family curse provides the dramatic force necessary to push characters toward pivotal actions and events. At the conclusion of both trilogies the curse is finally broken (or at the very least supplanted)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 944 words
(2.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Murder and Revenge in Aeschylus’s Play, Libation Bearers - ... Pylades urges Orestes to kill his mother, and Orestes takes her to the palace and kills her. Orestes then opens the palace doors to reveal the two dead bodies of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus. Orestes instructs the Furies to cover their bodies with the fabric they threw over Agamemnon. Soon after, Orestes begins to go crazy believing that the Furies are pursuing him. The Chorus tries to calm him down, but they do not succeed. Orestes then runs off to Delphi to be purified. In Aeschylus’s Libation Bearers, there are several references to Greek gods, but the most important Greek gods in Libation Bearers are Apollo and Hermes....   [tags: prayer, vengeance, rivalry]
:: 1 Works Cited
1394 words
(4 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Review of Agamemnon by Aeschylus - Review of Agamemnon by Aeschylus *No Works Cited The play Agamemnon, a Greek playwright written by Aeschylus, starts out after the fall of Troy at the palace of King Agamemnon. A watchman watching for a flare in the distance spots a light in the distance, signaling that the end of the war has finally come after many years. After the King comes home, the “chorus” (high authorities I think?) talks about the war and about the fact that it was fought over a woman. Around this time, the chorus is doubting whether or not the signal flare was true or not, but soon a messenger comes along and confirms the word....   [tags: Papers] 506 words
(1.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides and Joyce Carolyn Oates’s Expensive People - Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides and Joyce Carolyn Oates’s Expensive People Suburban life is commonly portrayed as a narrative of the upper-middle class. Clean, sterile and reserved, suburbia is a tangible representation of the universally misconstrued “American dream.” However, culture fails to recognize the dark underbelly of this uplifting dream: a world of masked depression, ingrained superiority and stark ignorance. Jeffery Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides and Joyce Carolyn Oates’s Expensive People both narrate the darker side of the American dream....   [tags: Eugenides Oates Expensive Virgin Essays] 1289 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Analysis of Aeschylus Agamemnon - Analysis of Aeschylus Agamemnon Characters- The Watchman Clytaemnestra The Herald Agamemnon Cassandra Aegisthus The Chorus 1). The Watchman: • The watchman sets the time and place for the play (Agamemnon’s palace in Argos, the house of Atreus); he describes the many miserable nights he has spent on the rooftop of the palace watching for the signal fires that will herald the fall of Troy. • The watchman is one Aeschylus’s small characters, but like the herald he serves an important role as he not only sets the scene but also perhaps portrays the mood of Argos awaiting their king and soldiers return....   [tags: Greek Dramatist Plays Literature Essays] 4506 words
(12.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Civilization in Aeschylus' The Orchesteia and Voltaire's Candide - Man’s continual search for a perfect civilization attributes the history of human progress. From Plato to Locke to Marx, man has always sought to order society to provide justice for himself and for his children. In this everlasting quest for perfection and utopia, many writers have suffered the penalties of imprisonment, exile, or even death. In time, most critical writers learned that in order to avoid such brushes with the authorities, they must use imagination, sarcasm and irony, as in satire, and/or use aliases so that their identity remains undisclosed....   [tags: essays research papers] 1440 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Clytemnestra: Not Another Homeric Savage - The Greek interpretation of what makes a man “civilized” and what makes him “savage” is a recurring theme throughout the ancient epics, battle narratives, and dramas, including Aeschylus’ Agamemnon. In this first installment of The Oresteia, the chorus of Argive elders expresses keen outrage at the killing of Agamemnon, which suggests that they equate savagery with the madness they see in Clytemnestra: “just as your mind is maddened by the bloody deed, the blood-fleck in your eyes is clear to see” (1426-1427)....   [tags: Aeschylus's Agamemnon] 1333 words
(3.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Be Responsible and Take Action in Shakespeare, Aeschylus and T. S. Eliot Literature - ... Early in the play through the ghost of King Hamlet, Hamlet finds out Claudius is the one who slaughtered his father. Even after conforming that Claudius is the guilty one, he procrastinated on getting vengeance for his father’s death due to over thinking and lack of decisiveness as he had a knife to Claudius’ back yet still managed to talk himself out of getting revenge for his father. Due to his lack of determination, Hamlet starts to reevaluate himself as a coward as slowly he starts to lose sanity due to his failures and the depressing feeling of self-pity....   [tags: tragic, hero, passion]
:: 3 Works Cited
1147 words
(3.3 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Ritual Pollution and Homicide Cases - ... The Greeks considered this land uncultivated, or improperly cultivated. Therefore, homicide outside of the polis did not have an impact on the citizens inside the city (Endsjø 2003). This only became a problem if the person who committed the act attempted to enter the city, or if parts of the deceased’s body somehow make their way into the city. The latter was a huge problem in Antigone, the play by Sophocles. Creon, the newly crowned ruler of Thebes, leaves the body of his former adversary, Polyneices, unburied outside of city walls....   [tags: ancient Greek rituals, beliefs, asylums]
:: 13 Works Cited
1814 words
(5.2 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Comparing Revenge in Aeschylus' The Oresteia Trilogy and Sophocles' Electra - Revenge in Aeschylus' The Oresteia Trilogy and Sophocles' Electra   The act of revenge in classical Greek plays and society is a complex issue with unavoidable consequences. In certain instances, it is a more paramount concern than familial ties. When a family member is murdered another family member is expected to seek out and administer revenge. If all parties involved are of the same blood, the revenge is eventually going to wipe out the family. Both Aeschylus, through "The Oresteia Trilogy," and Sophocles, through "Electra," attempt to show the Athenians that revenge is a just act that at times must have no limits on its reach....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 843 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides - The Virgin Suicides is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel written in 1993 by Jeffrey Eugenides. It was his debut novel. It centers on a group of unnamed neighborhood boys who are captivated by the five mysterious Lisbon sisters. The book was critically acclaimed for its unique first person plural narrative and received numerous awards. The book originally appeared as a short story that won an Aga Khan Prize for Fiction in 1991. The short story eventually developed into the first chapter of The Virgin Suicides....   [tags: character analysis]
:: 11 Works Cited
2029 words
(5.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Virging Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides - Jeffery Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides illustrates the life of the Lisbon girls through the eyes of the neighborhood boys who are obsessed with them. All their lives, the Lisbon girls where known as a single entity to those around them—they were never given a chance to express their individuality. Being known as the “Lisbon girls” by those around them, most people could not differentiate between the sisters. After Cecilia succeeded in committing suicide, the Lisbon group image was broken and the girls were seen and treated differently....   [tags: story and charcater analysis] 1095 words
(3.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A Change in Philosophical Thinking Presented in The Flies by Sartre - ... The main influence of the existentialist movement, Arthur Schopenhauer, also adopted a systematic approach to the human condition and was against rationalism since he thought it was insufficient to explain the more subtle ways of nature since they were higher and less comprehensible through unaided reasonable consideration. He was strongly opposed to Hegel’s proposal that rationality is enough to express the reality that we behold in the dictum “the rational alone is real” that was held by Hegel as an infallible truth....   [tags: greek, nature, god] 1127 words
(3.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A History of Tragedies - Where did tragedy originate, and who decided that killing the main characters of a play was best way to communicate his plot. Tragedy was invented by the Greeks long ago. In the fourth year of the sixty-third Olympiad, or 525 B.C., the first great tragic playwright was born (“Aeschylus”). The playwright's name was Aeschylus, son of Euphorion ("Aeschylus"), and he wrote about ninety plays, though the number is uncertain, seven of which have withstood the tests of time (Kopff). His works have been incredible to the point that he earned the title "Father of Tragedy" (Kopff)....   [tags: Aeschylus, death of the main character]
:: 5 Works Cited
1628 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
"Middlesex" by Jeffery Eugenides - Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides, story on events from the past affect the future. Incestuous love between a brother and sister produced a mutated gene that would affect the eventual grand-daughter morphing to a grand-son. Jeffrey Eugenides suggests that society always believes to be missing something in their life; attempting to fill the missing piece producess in mixed outcomes of good and bad. Tessie, the love child of a brother and sister, focuses on a desire for a daughter for a different kind of relationship emerging in a good and bad outcome....   [tags: Literary Review] 561 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
"Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides - Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides, inner struggles are paralleled with each setting. Taking place in the twentieth century each setting plays a significant role in explaining a theme in the novel. Fleeing Greece in a time of war and entering Detroit Michigan as immigrants parallel later events to the next generation of kin fleeing Grosse Pointe Michigan to San Francisco. These settings compliment a major theme of the novel, society has always believed to be missing something in their life and attempted to fill the missing piece....   [tags: Literary Review] 506 words
(1.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Role of the Chorus in Ancient Greek Tragedies - The chorus’s perspective of justice works differently in Euripides’ Medea and Aeschylus’ The Libation Bearers. In both The Libation Bearers and Medea, the driving force of vengeance links the chorus to each of the play’s protagonists. For both plays, the choruses begin with a strong support of their heroes with a belief that the course of action that those characters are pursuing for the sake of avenging the wrongs done to them or their families is just and right. The chorus of Medea, however, moves away from that original conviction in the moral justification of revenge....   [tags: Libation Bearers, Medea and Aeschylus] 1153 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Middlesex by Jeffry Eugenides - ... Cal, who was conceived by family members, was no exception to this. Genetic factors then lead to biological and developmental factors of Cal’s condition. Biologically, because of the genetic mutation that has been introduced, Cal’s body cannot produce enough DHT. As stated earlier, lack of DHT will lead to a lack of external sex organs. At this stage, developmental factors are introduced. Because of everything going on inside Cal’s body, he begins developing male features later on in life. This leads to familial factors....   [tags: story and character analysis] 922 words
(2.6 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Milton and Classical Predecessors - ... As told by Raphael in Book VI, Satan introduced firepower to the battlefield. Although the forces of Heaven were devastated by the cannons, they still prevailed by relatively natural means, utilizing their great strength to throw mountains at their enemies: “neighbouring Hills uptore / So Hills amid the Air encounterd Hills / Hurl'd” (6.663-5). Finally, while he succeeds in tempting Adam and Eve into disobedience, God is never at a loss since he “renders man inexcusable” by instructing Raphael to explicitly warn Adam of Satan’s plot: [Satan] is plotting how he may seduce Thee also from obedience, that with him Bereavd of happiness thou maist partake His punishment, Eternal miserie; Which...   [tags: Athenian, Aeschylus, Sophocles]
:: 3 Works Cited
977 words
(2.8 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Justice and Social Order in The Oresteia - Justice and Social Order in The Oresteia   Democracy, emerging in the city-state of Athens, allowed unprecedented power to her citizens. Among these new powers was the ability to legislate. Yet, legislation was not without its problems. First the citizens must agree upon what is just and unjust, and then enforce the law by bringing the unjust to reconcile their guilt with the public through trial, and finally dispense the appropriate penalty. This evolution was not without concern. The Greeks were attempting to establish a governmental system which would span the middle ground between anarchy and despotism....   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia]
:: 1 Works Cited
1154 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Progression from Evil to Good in Oresteia - Progression from Evil to Good in Oresteia Aeschylus' use of darkness and light as a consistent image in the Oresteia depicts a progression from evil to good, disorder to order. In the Oresteia, there exists a situation among mortals that has gotten out of control; a cycle of death has arisen in the house of Atreus. There also exists a divine disorder within the story which, as the situation of the mortals, must be brought to resolution: the Furies, an older generation of gods, are in conflict with the younger Olympian gods because they have been refused their ancient right to avenge murders between members of the same family....   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia]
:: 1 Works Cited
1472 words
(4.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Jeffrey Eugenides’s book Middlesex - In Jeffrey Eugenides’s book Middlesex, Calliope Stephanide tells the story of not only her transformation, but also the world’s transformation into a completely different entity. Brother and sister become husband and wife, Greeks become Americans, and, most importantly, a young girl becomes a man. Along with being a transformative novel, Middlesex is also considered a modern epic. It is an epic account that retells the history of a recessive chromosome that made its way into the life of the main character....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
:: 4 Works Cited
954 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Dangers of Pursuing Knowledge - Knowledge is an addictive drug. If administered in controlled dosages, it has the ability to cure a critical illness; however, if taken whimsically and in excess, it acts as a consumptive toxin that can result in powerful suffering or even death. If this is the case, then what makes knowledge so desirable. Throughout their texts, Aeschylus and Shelley depict numerous characters in mad pursuit of knowledge, like Victor’s creature from Frankenstein or Io from Prometheus Bound. Yet, one after another, characters are propelled into an existence of utter despair because of their unquenchable thirst for new enlightenment....   [tags: Frankenstein, Aeschylus, Shelley, Prometheus Band]
:: 2 Works Cited
1396 words
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Sophocles' Antigone, Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, Jean Anouilh's Antigone and Ridley Scott's Blad - Sophocles' Antigone, Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, Jean Anouilh's Antigone and Ridley Scott's Blade Runner The representative population of a community is not comfortable when confronted by an individual who defies the laws that bind them. Whether or not the laws or the powers behind them are just, the populace must deal with any challenge to their authority. In some cases, the community, fearful of a powerful regime, will side with that power and avoid the risks associated with rebellion....   [tags: Prometheus Bound Antigone Blade Runner] 3205 words
(9.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Authors' Conceptions of Human Nature - Authors' Conceptions of Human Nature Philosophers, politicians, and writers throughout all of the western world and across all of our written history have discovered the importance of knowing human nature. Human nature is responsible for our definitions of abstract concepts that are surprisingly universal across the western world like justice, equity, and law. Human nature must also be carefully studied in an effort to understand, obtain, or maintain power within society. Finally, human nature must also be carefully understood so as to protect it from being manipulated and to understand its place in society....   [tags: Human Nature Philosophy Essays]
:: 4 Works Cited
3888 words
(11.1 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Orestes An Innocent Hero - Orestes: An Innocent Hero Throughout time there has been a universal question that does not yet yield a universal answer. All people have a different view on whether or not it is right to avenge the killing of another, through the death of the killers. In America during this day and age, it is the obligation of the court system to decide whether or not a murderer should be put to death. Most of the time, the criminal is sentenced to a prison term, but when a judge decides to issue the death penalty there is usually an uproar among the people....   [tags: essays research papers] 1145 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Characters in The Virgin Suicides - ... Lisbon, who approves. Trip and the other boys are given strict rules to abide by. They are to always remain in a group, they will go nowhere other than the dance and the girls must be home by eleven, also Mr. Lisbon will be chaperoning at the school (Eugenides 85). While Lux is overwhelmed with joy, the other three girls are less enthusiastic about their dates. When Mr. Lisbon informs them of their dates Mary wonders which boy is taking which girl to which Therese replies. “They’re just going to raffle us off.” (Eugenides 86)....   [tags: Jeffrey Eugenides novel analysis]
:: 4 Works Cited
627 words
(1.8 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Greek Theater and Tragedy - Many ancient civilizations witnessed Greek theater and tragedy as the world’s first theatrical performances. Tragedy comes from the Greek word Tragos and Ole meaning goat song. The dithyramb, a song and dance performed in honor of the god Dionysus, was performed at a ceremony in Athens; it told the story of Dionysus’s life and his many adventures. Throughout the years the playwrights added things other than Dionysus’s life to the performance. They added other gods and some hero’s that made a name for themselves within the temple....   [tags: History: Ancient Greece, Drama]
:: 5 Works Cited
1875 words
(5.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Mythology in The Virgin Suicides - When one first thinks of mythology the first things that first come to mind are probably stories of Greek gods and goddesses, and the humans that prayed to them. We often forget that mythology does not end or begin with the Greeks. Authors have been using mythology for many would say centuries as a source for symbols, characters, situations, or images that conjures up universal feedback. In the case of “The Virgin Suicides” by Jeffrey Eugenides one of the archetypes that we see play out throughout the novel is the one of The Virgin Mary....   [tags: mythology, virgin mary, jeffrey eugenides] 573 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Role of Dreams in Genesis, Song of Songs, and The Oresteia - The Role of Dreams in Genesis, Song of Songs, and The Oresteia When describing the role of dreams in ancient texts, Freud wrote, “They took it for granted that dreams were related to the world of the supernatural beings in whom they believed, and that they brought inspirations from the gods and demons.  Moreover, it appeared to them that dreams must serve a special purpose in respect of the dreamer; that, as a rule, they predicted the future.”   He goes on to explain the findings of a fellow psychiatrist, Gruppe, who believed that there are two classes of dreams in ancient texts.  The first class is influenced only by the present or past and does not play a largely significant role in the...   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia] 2520 words
(7.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Function of the Greek Chorus - As man conquers the natural forces of the world, his mental focus shifts from simply surviving to answering humanity's enduring question: Why. Writers are inspired by the fabric of their society—current events, historical milestones, and popular morality. The Greeks' skill in weaving stories and imagery was so intricately powerful that a complete universe was created in their legends. The chorus was one of the primary tools for elegantly setting the stage for such detailed works. In Mythology, Edith Hamilton exalts the works of Aeschylus, which heavily employ the chorus for context, saying “With Homer, they are the most important source for our knowledge of the myths.” (17) The chorus prov...   [tags: Ancient Greece]
:: 6 Works Cited
1003 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Vengeance in Oresteia - Vengeance in Oresteia From the beginning of time vengeance or retribution has been part of the human condition. This is especially true in Aeschylus's trilogy the Oresteia. One of the underlying themes in these works is Oculo pro oculo or an eye for an eye. According to the plays introduction by Richmond Lattimore, the history behind this blood feud of vengeance begins with Atreus and Thyestes. Atreus tricks his brother Thyestes into partaking of his own children (another possible Hannibal sequel)....   [tags: Papers] 957 words
(2.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Sleep Imagery in The Oresteia - Sleep Imagery in The Oresteia Sleep—it's what divides the day and the night; the conscious and the subconscious; the aware and the unaware. It's image, then, is a powerful tool for polarizing such extremes. In his trilogy, The Oresteia, Aeschylus utilizes sleep imagery to divide between those who are aware and those who aren't. Though sleep's meaning changes throughout the plays, Clytaemestra is always able to use it to her aid. Her story accompanies a shift in a justice system that defines right and wrong....   [tags: Papers] 703 words
(2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
A Comparison of Civilization in The Oresteia and Milton's Paradise Lost - Civilization in The Oresteia and Paradise Lost         The continual search for a perfect civilization marks the history of human progress. From Plato to Locke to Marx, man has sought to order society to provide justice for himself and his children. In this quest for paradise, myths of primitivity help describe how social institutions can direct humans away from their temptations toward higher goals. In Aeschylus' The Oresteia and John Milton's Paradise Lost, human civilization is viewed as an imperfect balance of opposites which helps combat man's tendencies toward barbarism and misogyny....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
:: 7 Works Cited
1803 words
(5.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Justice In Orestes - Justice in Orestes Aeschylus is primarily concerned with the nature of justice. In the trilogy The Oresteia, the Akhaians evolve from an older, more primitive autocratic form of justice, to a new concept of civil justice devised by Athena. He confronts the contrast between the old and new orders, the lives of the members of the House of Atreus, and the serious moral questions that Orestes' crime presents. The case against Orestes is strong. The son admits to striking down his mother, in violation of the sacred tenant of kinship....   [tags: The Oresteia Equality Justice Essays] 1445 words
(4.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Emasculation of Men Leads to Deaths of Women - Women, like men, are accountable for all of their deeds. However, in Greek literature, in which male-dominated societies are common, women who take personal responsibility for their actions often face unfair consequences. For example, in Aeschylus's The Oresteia and Sophocles' Antigone, Clytaemnestra and Antigone both took justice into their own hands to honor their respective families. As a result, they died at the hands of men who had difficulty accepting their justifications. The reason for this is because the men felt emasculated by these two women's actions....   [tags: antigone, oresteia, agamemnon]
:: 1 Works Cited
1423 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Characterisation of Clytaemnestra in the "Oresteia" - In this essay I intend to discuss how Aeschylus presents Clytaemnestra in the Oresteia and how he marks the extent to which traits of Clytaemnestra's character remain defiantly unchanged as she manipulates events and characters around her. Clytaemnestra is the only character who appears in all three plays in the trilogy, but despite her immense stage presence she remains a troublesome character to interpret due to the highly ambiguous nature of her words. I intend to show that the key to unlocking Clytaemnestra's manly heart lies in the fact that she hated Agamemnon, not simply because he had killed her child, nor because she loved Aegisthus, but out of a jealousy that was not a jealously of...   [tags: European Literature] 2290 words
(6.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Modern Heroine - A Modern Heroine In today’s society, women have overcome many hardships to become able to vote, able to run for public office, and even able to hold high business positions. Some people believe that such accomplishments are because of literary examples that have, over the years, lead women to believe in themselves, motivate them-selves, and stand up for themselves. In Aeschylus’ infamous Greek tragedy, The Oresteia, Clytaemestra, the leading woman, overcomes the Greek society’s slighting attitude towards women, grasping the most powerful position attain-able in Argos....   [tags: essays papers]
:: 3 Works Cited
912 words
(2.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Agamemnan, The Inferno, Don Quixote - Agamemnon, The Inferno, and Don Quixote may seem to be vastly different stories written across centuries of time and within incongruous cultures but the three tales share related themes. * Set among the ruling family of Argos, Aeschylus’s Agamemnon examines the topic of justice: ancient eye-for-an-eye progressing toward modern disinterested justice, attributing all to the gods. Similarly, in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno each sinner is placed in a punishment to fit his crime: divine perfection of justice....   [tags: Comparisons, Themes, Stories] 1230 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Way Ancient Greeks Saw Happiness - The ancient Greeks valued wisdom above all other virtues. They saw wisdom as the ultimate way to happiness. To gain happiness in ancient Greek culture meant that one had to suffer. All Greeks, including Plato, Socrates, and Aeschylus believed that through suffering one would gain knowledge and wisdom. In Aeschylus’s play Agamemnon, the main theme is suffering. In the play, Zeus is portrayed as a god who makes mortals suffer in order for them to learn from their experiences. This means that learning is a natural process....   [tags: greek philosophers, socrates, wisdom]
:: 5 Works Cited
992 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A Brief Look at Agamemnon - ... After many horrific crimes in the House of Atreus, there seemed to be an end to the blood feud, but it was only a pause. Agamemnon reignited the blood feud by sacrificing Iphigenia, which began the events shaping the transition of the blood feud into law. The Chorus warned about a later event saying, “For patient, terrible, never to be laid, is the wrath of the wife still plotting at home revenge for the unforgotten child” (19). Because of the reignited blood feud, the sacrifice of Iphigenia leads to the shedding of Agamemnon’s blood by the hands of Clytemnestra, further shaping the replacement of the blood feud....   [tags: ancient Greek mythology]
:: 1 Works Cited
572 words
(1.6 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
The Greek Nyth Prometheus - Hesiod and Aeschylus both tell the tale of Prometheus, the god that stole fire from Olympus and gave it to man. Each author takes a different position on the matter: Hesiod condemns Prometheus and man, while Aeschylus celebrates them, which is evident in several characteristics of the myth. First, the role of the female in the relationship between man and gods in each myth is different. Hesiod, for example describes woman as “an evil'; created by the gods to punish man for accepting fire....   [tags: essays research papers] 546 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Clytemnestra and Aphrodite - Clytemnestra is one of Greek literature’s most famous villains while Aphrodite is seen as one of the most desirable women in literature. Greek Goddesses are celebrated for their manlike traits where as human females are thought to be undesirable for them. This relationship further proves that gods and goddesses are superior not only in power but also in social status. By comparing Aechylus’ Agamemnon with The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite we can see how in ancient Greece, literature taught women to be inferior by showing them consequences of female actions to keep women in their subordinate positions in society....   [tags: greek goddesses, the agamemnon]
:: 4 Works Cited
1114 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Sullivan Ballou: A War Hero - Throughout life, an individual must undergo many obstacles to reach their life's climactic point of success. Regrettably, an individual may not be able to enjoy their life's highest point of accomplishment-because they are deceased. For example, in “A Letter to His Wife, 1861”, Sullivan Ballou (1861) died in the First Battle of Bull Run, a war led by former President Abraham Lincoln. Ballou wrote a letter to his beloved wife named Sarah; the delivery of the letter was contingent upon his death. Ballou fought for what he believed in- civil rights, and the safety of his country; I believe Ballou reached the climactic point in his life when he died for his country: a war hero....   [tags: fighting for safety and civil rights] 1179 words
(3.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The House of Mannon - The House of Mannon Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra is a play of revenge, sacrifice, and murder conveyed through visible references to Aeschylus' House of Atreus. O'Neill alludes to The House of Atreus in order to ground the play; attaching the plot to well-known aspects of history. As well, it brings a certain significance that otherwise would be neglected if their underlying manifestations went unnoticed. The most prominent of these allusions is that to Aeschylus' House of Atreus. O'Neill specifically modeled Mourning around Aeschylus' work, modernizing it, applying it to a new generation of readers....   [tags: Mourning Becomes Electra Eugene O'Neill Analysis] 1354 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]


Your search returned 233 essays for "Aeschylus Eumenides":
1  2  3    Next >>