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Power for Women in Alcestis and Hippolytus - Is it feasible that through the loss of one’s life and being, one would be able to gain influence and power. Does this fatal gain of power show a previous lack of it. Does forgoing one’s life for an honorable cause improve a woman’s reputation in turn giving her more power. Through our studies, we have discovered that typically women exhibit a limited amount of agency in ancient Greece. Women occasionally assert dominance in the household; although, even within the home they posses limited influence over their husbands....   [tags: Greece Greek Play Plays Essays] 1671 words
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Hippolytus vs. Pentheus - Hippolytus vs. Pentheus When arguing the statement, the character of Pentheus in the Bacchae is portrayed as earning his fate, whereas the character of Hippolytus in the Hippolytus is portrayed as an innocent victim of the god, I must both, agree and disagree with it. I would definitely agree with it on a shallow point of view, but would have to disagree with it upon dissecting both the stories. The stories tell of Hippolytus being killed for something he did not do, while Pentheus was killed for not accepting the god Dionysus....   [tags: Papers] 607 words
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Female Deception in Hippolytus: The Ruin of Men - Female Deception in Hippolytus: The Ruin of Men Works Cited Missing In Ancient Greece, deceit was considered to be part of a woman's nature and an inherent female characteristic. It was generally believed that a good woman was the result of the careful cultivation of her morals by her guardians, and if left to her own devices, a woman was apt to be wicked. The deceit of women is a theme that shows up often in Ancient Greek literature, and many Ancient Greek authors portray women as jealous, plotting, deceitful, and vengeful creatures capable of destroying the men affiliated with them....   [tags: Greek Deceit Essays] 1397 words
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The Nature of Shame in Greek Tragedy - The sentiment of shame establishes the principles and morals which govern the Greek kingdom of Trozen. Shameful emotions also determine individuals’ actions and reactions as per their adherence to the ethics of the domain. The notably deplorable act of incestuous relationships flout the accepted values of this Greek society. According to Ira Mark Milne, editor of Drama for Students, “Although there are many stories of incestuous relationships (between family members) in Greek mythology, such tales are focused primarily on establishing rules and beliefs that make such relationships unacceptable” (155)....   [tags: principles, morals]
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Phaedra's Individuality in Tartuffe - ... (Racine 195) This makes Phaedra seem even more weak-minded, pulling up the fact that she cannot stand even being in the same room without fear she might show everyone how she truly feels. Phaedra resolves to die, being weak-minded and sees this as an escape of her current melancholy. “Worn down by the guilt of this passion and the division it creates within her, she resolves to die.” (Critchley 18) Phaedra wants to end this pain and guilt of her loving Hippolytus by killing herself. The only problem is she cannot die because she is a requirement of Aphrodite’s plan to cause pain for Hippolytus....   [tags: Moliere plays, character analysis]
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e Strife For a Straight Life: The Examination of Mortal and Divine Relations - The Strife For a Straight Life: The Examination of Mortal and Divine Relations "A straight and perfect life is not for man." - the Nurse in Hippolytus The idea that fate is rooted from the interconnection of divine beings whose will is played-out by mortals, is a highly enriched belief that is capitalized on by many Greek tragedians. Among those who suggest that there is an endless cycle of good will, revenge, uncertainty, and punishment is the Greek dramatist, Euripides. His work, Hippolytus, is an excellent example of a well-written Greek tragedy that informs readers of the intermingling of divine power and a mortal's free will....   [tags: Classics] 1638 words
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The Power of Guilt and Shame in Phaedra - The Power of Guilt and Shame in Phaedra In neo-classical works of literature, the themes are often based on reason and passion. The two factors of influence collide in a struggle that an individual character or group of characters must overcome and decide which to follow, and this conflict usually leads to suffering, guilt, and shame. In Racine's classic, Phaedra, the title character is influenced by her overwhelming passion, which leads to her commit her crimes by the power of guilt and shame....   [tags: Papers] 380 words
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The Nature of Love Explored in Plato’s Symposium - The Nature of Love Explored in Plato’s Symposium In classical Greek literature the subject of love is commonly a prominent theme. However, throughout these varied texts the subject of Love becomes a multi-faceted being. From this common occurrence in literature we can assume that this subject had a large impact on day-to-day life. One text that explores the many faces of love in everyday life is Plato’s Symposium. In this text we hear a number of views on the subject of love and what the true nature of love is....   [tags: Plato Symposium] 1231 words
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Phaedra Live Performance Analytical Critique - Phaedra Live Performance Analytical Critique Last Thursday at the State Playhouse at California State University Los Angeles, Dr. James A. Hatfield directed the play Phaedra written by Jean Racine, first performed in 1677. The leading characters are Theseus, Phaedra, Hippolytus, Aricia, Oenone, Theramenes, Ismene, and Panope. The play depicts the lust that Phaedra has toward her stepson Hippolytus and the tragedy that her desire for him causes, which is the death of Hippolytus, Oenone, and even her own life....   [tags: play, character and story analysis, review]
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The Human-like Gods - Because of the under development of science, Ancient Greeks used mythologies and associated to the gods anything that they could not explain or understand, which also have revealed many aspects of their culture and society, including their views toward gods. Through the survived works of ancient Greeks, one can see that the concept of exchange plays a center role in the relationship between human beings and gods; and that the ancient Greeks had absolutely and undeniably respect for their gods, who are human-like and demand to be glorified....   [tags: Ancient Greece]
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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]
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Gulliver’s Travels and Phaedra – Passion or Reason - Gulliver’s Travels and Phaedra – Passion or Reason Do you base your decisions on passion or reason. The way one bases his or her decisions affects the quality and happiness of his or her life. Neither passion nor reason should be the sole basis for one's philosophy or lifestyle, because passion without reason is uncontrollable, and reason without passion takes the spark out of life. Works such as Phaedra and Gulliver's Travels show that either extreme will likely result in chaos and unhappiness, teaching one to pull from both sides....   [tags: Gulliver's Travels Essays] 1329 words
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Deception in Tartuffe, Phaedra, and The Marriage of Figaro - Deception in Tartuffe, Phaedra, and The Marriage of Figaro   In literature, deception can provide motivation for the characters, provide comedy, play a part in the advancement of plot or exist as a sub-theme. The works considered in our studies thus far provide prime examples of the use of deception in the aforementioned ways. This essay will focus on the act or acts of deception in Tartuffe by Molière, Phaedra by Racine, and The Marriage of Figaro by Beaumarchais. In Molière's Tartuffe, the primary action of the play is focused upon the deception of Orgon as performed by Tartuffe....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 736 words
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Greek Tragedies in a Modern World - Greek Tragedies in a Modern World *Works Cited Not Included From the times of Aristotle to modern day Boal people have tried to come up with a definition of tragedy that encompasses all of the works they feel to be tragedies. However, there are always a few exceptions to their rules that make their thesis insubstantial. Those who define tragedies all have different elements that they say are necessary in classifying something as a tragedy. Unfortunately for us, no one definition has ever been settled upon that everyone agrees with....   [tags: Papers] 871 words
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The Role Of Women As Portrayed In Classical Mythology -      The Greco-Roman society was a very patriarchal society. This is reflected throughout the myths in classical mythology. By looking at the classic mythology we will see that the roles women portrayed are very different than women’s roles in today’s society. Although there are a few similarities to women’s roles in today’s society, their roles are more like those women in the past. We can see this by looking at the attributes of Greco-Roman female gods and looking at the roles women play in the myths....   [tags: essays research papers] 1477 words
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Comparing the Fate of Oedipus and Phaedra -     Oedipus' destruction was foretold to his father and mother, Laius and Jocasta, when he was born. It was told to him again when he was a young Corinthian prince, to which he ran from home ("I heard all that and ran" 876). Tiresias tells it to him again during the passage of the Oedipus Rex. The destiny of Oedipus has been laid down, unalterable from the moment he was created. He was fated to marry his mother and kill his father. Phaedra is not controlled by fate. She is possessed by a frivolous deity ("the goddess' anger has landed on your head" p142), stung by her lack of praise and with a grudge against Phaedra's stepson Hippolytus....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Euripides was accused by his contempories of being a woman hater. Why - Euripides was accused by his contempories of being a woman hater. Why do you think this was so, and how justified do you think the accusation was. Question -------- Euripides was accused by his contempories of being a woman hater. Why do you think this was so, and how justified do you think the accusation was. In your answer you should consider not only how Euripides portrays his female characters, but also the sentiments expressed in the plays and the contempory view of women. Answer ------ Euripides definitely had an opinion on woman that was not shared by many other play writes....   [tags: Classics] 1705 words
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Theseus and Immortals Comparison Analysis Research Paper - The movie Immortals borrows some of the myth of Theseus for its plot. A lot of the film seems to be a modern attempt at creating a Greek myth. Altogether this film fails to follow the myth of Theseus although it does bring some parts of the myth into it. There are few similarities between the film and the myth. Rewrites are in abundance in the film. At least they placed Theseus with his mother for the opening of the tale. In an obvious rewrite in the film, Theseus finds the Epirus bow in a rock instead of the sword and shoes left by his father....   [tags: Mythology]
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Artemis - Artemis Artemis was born of Leto and Zeus, on the island of Delos, later helping with the delivery of her twin brother, Apollo. Some sources state that her actual birthplace is not Delos, but an island called Ortygia. Although the two islands could be one and the same, it is not clear. In helping with the birth of her brother Artemis fulfilled her role as a goddess of childbirth (which she shares with Eileithyia and Hera). She is the goddess of chastity, the hunt and the moon, too. But I'll get more into those later....   [tags: essays research papers] 1212 words
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2,300-day Prophecy of Daniel - The 2,300 day prophecy in Daniel 8:14 is one of the more difficult prophecies in Daniel to understand. It reads, “For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.” (NKJV). From this verse many questions arise: When does this prophecy begin and end. What sanctuary is represented here. What is the significance of the cleansing of the sanctuary. The purpose of this paper is to present the most commonly held views of this prophecy and show the most favorable explanation. Vision of chapter 8 Let us start with the broader context of this prophecy....   [tags: bibile, interpretations, animals]
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The Cycle of Sacrifice in the Roman Catholic Mass - The Cycle of Sacrifice in the Roman Catholic Mass The Christian Church is centered on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is what set the early Christians apart from their Jewish roots. In the Christian Church the notion of sacrifice is based on Jesus Christ as the ultimate sacrifice. This comes from a long tradition of sacrifice throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. In the Jewish tradition there are sacrifices made at certain times of the year. For example, traditionally during Passover each family has a rabbi sacrifice a lamb....   [tags: Religion Christianity Judaism Essays]
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Gender Roles in Ancient Greek Society - Gender Roles in Ancient Greek Society Throughout history, the roles of women and men have always differed to some degree. In ancient Greece, the traditional roles were clear-cut and defined. Women stayed home to care for children and do housework while men left to work. This system of society was not too far off the hunter gatherer concept where women cared for the house and the men hunted. Intriguingly enough, despite the customary submissive role, women had a more multifaceted role and image in society as juxtaposed with the rather simple role men played....   [tags: Greek Gender Roles] 1385 words
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The Apostolic Tradition (past) + Catholic Liturgy (present) = An Eternal Legend - Throughout the history and development of the Catholic Church, there have been several links discovered between Catholicism and the social institution of the Church. Two critical terms arise from this relationship, “sympathetic familiarity” and “critical insider.” These two terms present a different approach of analyzing and viewing ideas than a modern critique. This approach can help individuals look at ideas and concepts in a distinctive lens, rather than a simple view enabling them to find relationships and patterns between the areas of interest....   [tags: Catholic Church, Social Institution]
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Poem Comparison: Ad Puerum Anglicum and Ad Puerum Andegavenism - For our essay this week, I want to compare and contrast two very similar poems by Hilary the Englishman. The poems themselves have very similar titles the first being Ad Puerum Anglicum and the second Ad Puerum Andegavenism. The first poem is about English boy and the second is a boy from Angers. In the year 1151, although very late in Hilary life, Anjou became part of the English empire when Henry inherited Anjou. Although these are two distinct places, their histories show much intertwining. Hilary the Englishman was born in England and spent the later part of his life in Angers, which seems to imply that the first poem was written in the earlier part of his life then the second poem....   [tags: Hilary the Englishman]
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The story 4338 AD by Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevsk - The story 4338 AD, also called The Year 4338 (The Petersburg Letters), by Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevsky was never finished. This is why I refer to it as a story rather than a book. Fragments of the story were published on three separate occasions; one fragment in 1835, another in 1840, and the most complete version in 1926 (2). The tale takes place, in the title's namesake, in the year 4338. The story follows the letters written by a somnambulist (someone who sleepwalks or in this case puts himself into a deep trance) who claims to have the ability to time travel and become someone else, in this case a Chinese student named Hippolytus Tsungiev....   [tags: romantic era, scientific revolution]
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The story 4338 AD by Vladimir Fedorovich Odoesvsky - The story “4338 AD”, also called “The Year 4338 (The Petersburg Letters)”, by Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevsky provides literary evidence of authors rejecting the philosophies of the Romantic movement in favor of continuing to support the ideals of the Scientific Revolution. Though never finished, fragments of the story were published on three separate occasions; one fragment in 1835, another in 1840, and the most complete version in 1926 (Lin). The tale takes place, in the title's namesake, in the year 4338....   [tags: romantic era, industrial revolution]
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The True Tragic Hero: The Crucible’s John Proctor - The true tragic hero: The Crucible’s John Proctor A tragic hero is a noble man who commits a fatal flaw. The hero’s downfall is a result of their choices which leads to a punishment that exceeds the crime. “The difference between Proctor and Willy Loman is enormous; the former is the rather typical tragic hero who is defiant to the end, the latter is trapped in submission and is living a lie” (McGill 4). John Proctor is one of the main characters in The Crucible. he is married to Elizabeth Proctor and they live in Salem....   [tags: salem, hero's downfall, witchcraft]
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The Era of Greek Tragedy - The Era of Greek Tragedy In Athens, during the final thirty years of sixth century B.C. playwrights began creating the earliest drama in all of Europe, Greek tragedy (Sifakis, “Greek Tragedy”). Though now the products of the movement are seen as pieces of literature to be read, they originated as theatrical pieces meant to be performed on the stage. The tragedies were mostly derived from stories about their gods, such as Hades, Zeus and Nyx. In that time period, tales of these immortals were passed down from generation to generation as history, not fairy tales....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Eurpidies and Women - There has never been any doubt that Euripidies was interested in the nature, behavior, impact and social status of women. Aristophanes presented him as a notorious hater and slanderer of women. In our present century he is more often seen as one who excites pity for the sufferings inflicted on women by gods and men. He was highly unpopular in his time because of his radical views about the gods and the effect they had on ones destiny. He believed that things were not absolute, but relative. His ideas of women were also very different from the dramatists before him....   [tags: Performance Arts] 978 words
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The Origins of Philosophy - About 25 centuries ago, the first Greek Philosopher Thales of Miletus (624-560 B.C.) replaced mythology with a set of theories that constituted a more systematic and realistic view of nature. Empirical propositions based to some extent on observations about the world were characteristic of Thales' "Ionic Natural Philosophy", and provided the first clues to how a physical system might be modeled. This genesis of scientific conjecture was for Thales the search for knowledge; the development of the scientific method; the adoption of practical methods, and their development into general utilitarian principles....   [tags: greek philosphy, informative] 736 words
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Phaedra - Theseus was the son either of Poseidon or Aegeus the king of Athens. His mother was Aethra. The childless Aegeus consulted the Delphic Oracle and was told not to untie his wine skin until he returned home. He did not understand what the oracle meant and so visited his friend King Pittheus of Troezen. Realizing that Aegeus was going to beget a powerful son immediately after the celebration feast for his safe return to Athens, Pittheus made his guest drunk and put him to bed with his daughter Aethra, and so Theseus was conceived....   [tags: essays research papers] 904 words
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The Essence of Tragedy in The Book of Job and Oedipus Rex - The Essence of Tragedy in The Book of Job and Oedipus Rex   In the search for the essence of the tragedy, The Book of Job and Oedipus Rex are central. Each new tragic protagonist is in some degree a lesser Job or Oedipus, and each new work owes an indispensable element to the Counselors and to the Greek idea of the chorus. The Book of Job, especially the Poet's treatment of the suffering and searching Job, is behind Shakespeare and Milton, Melville, Dostoevski, and Kafka. Its mark is on all tragedy of alienation, from Marlowe's Faustus to Camus' Stranger, in which there is a sense of separation from a once known, normative, and loved deity or cosmic order or principle of conduct....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1973 words
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Action and Observation in Shakespeare's King Lear - Action and Observation in King Lear        Auden once asserted that Shakespearean tragedy is necessarily parabolic, pertaining to the only myth that Christianity possesses: that of the 'unrepentant thief'. We as the spectators are thus implicated in the action since each of us 'is in danger of re-enacting [this story] in his own way'.1 The sufferings of the hero could be our own sufferings, whereas in Greek tragedy, such a notion is precluded precisely because the misfortunes of a character can be traced back to the discontent of the gods....   [tags: King Lear Essays]
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The Essenes and Qumran - The Essenes and Qumran In 1947 an Arab shepherd boy was throwing stones at the opening of a cave above him near the shore of the Dead Sea. He heard a jar break and climbed up the cliff to investigate. What he discovered has revolutionized the study of the Bible. There, in that cave, stuffed in jars, were scores of papyrus scrolls covering almost every book of the Old Testament. While other scrolls have been discovered since, in caves all along the Dead Sea, the scrolls at Qumran are by far the most important as far as Christians are concerned because they are the only ones throughout the Dead Sea region that pre-date or are contemporary with Jesus Christ....   [tags: Papers] 670 words
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Theseus - that Hippolytus tried to rape her. Hippolytus was exiled because of her letter and Theseus never learned the truth (email 1. Theseus was a man of many accomplishments. Theseus wanted nothing more than to be like Heracles, his cousin. This was part of the reason Theseus chose to walk to Athens instead of by sea. He felt the sea was too easy of a journey (email). On his way to Athens he defeated many monsters. In Epidaurus there was a man named Periphetes who tried to kill him but Theseus was able to defeat him....   [tags: essays research papers] 641 words
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Poseidon - Greek mythology has always been a very fascinating subject to talk about. The belief that gods and goddesses once ruled the Earth is an interesting idea. To think that the land and sea were once looked upon by one of the strongest and fiercest gods that ever lived. Poseidon or Neptune was known to be one of the strongest gods that ever walked on the planet. Poseidon is best known for protecting and watching over the ocean. In the beginning, it all started with the gods and goddesses Cronus (God of the Sky) and Rhea (Goddess of the Earth)....   [tags: World Literature] 984 words
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Casting Actors to Play Helena and Hermia from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - Casting Actors to Play Helena and Hermia from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night’s Dream examines the theme of love in all its aspects. When Act one scene One opens we are at the court of Duke Theseus and he is swearing his undying love for Hippolyta so at the very start we are introduced to love and its deep emotional impact. The declaration of love between the Ducal pair is shortened by the arrival of Egeus with his disobedient daughter Hermia. The mood immediately changes and we discover that Hermia rather than being filled with filial love is determined to marry Lysander rather than her father’s choice for her....   [tags: Papers] 2563 words
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Shakespeare's Presentation of Contrast Relationships - Shakespeare's Presentation of Contrast Relationships Theseus and Chipolata's relationship is a key element to the play as all other events and characters are centred around their wedding. For example, the mechanical's play "Pyramus and Thisby" is to be performed at their wedding; Oberon and Titania argue over each other's feelings towards Theseus and Hippolyta, and Hermia is told to "Take time to pause, and by the next new moon - the sealing day betwixt my love and me," She must wait until after Theseus wedding day before she makes the decision of whether to marry Demetrius or not....   [tags: Papers] 1633 words
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