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    Modern Labyrinth

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    Film is a form of storytelling, and all stories are, in essence recycled, contemporary films must modernize a story of the past to make it accessible to modern audiences. This is the case with the film, Pan’s Labyrinth. The myth of “Theseus and the Minotaur” has been rewritten and modernized in the 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth. The myth “Theseus and the Minotaur” and the morals that exist within it, present a context in which it will be possible to interpret and analyze the film Pan’s Labyrinth as

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    Ovid's Metamorphoses' Influence on Later Authors As anyone who has read Ovid's Metamorphoses will know that because of his style of writing and the way he manages to link two stories, that are not even remotely related, together and makes it seem as if one is a follow up to the other; that they have been in some way influenced by him. The Metamorphoses has not just influenced people because of the way it is written, but it is also a wonderful collection stories. Most of the examples in

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    Symbolism In Ariadne

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    More common than the theme of Ariadne’s abandonment, however, is what has been called the “strangely sociable” depiction of Ariadne at the moment of desertion, accompanied by one or more winged figures, often with one weeping and a second pointing to the receding ship, as Sheila McNally explains in Sleeping Ariadne. As Jàs Elsner assesses in Roman Eyes, “the privacy and desolation of the moment is staged as a group with the pointing figure making visually explicit Ariadne’s gaze at the ship while

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    Theseus Journey

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    the Minotaur, half man, half bull, and roamed within a Labyrinth, or inescapable maze. When King Minos came to demand his victims, Theseus boldly volunteered himself as tribute and sailed to the dreaded Crete. Before being put into the Labyrinth, Ariadne, daughter of King Minos, fell in love with Theseus. Hoping he would survive, she gave him a gift. She gave him a ball of string that he could use to find his way out of the maze by retracing his steps after he defeated the Minotaur. The battle between

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    Phaedra

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    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

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    A Comparison of Tristan and Yselt with Theseus and the Minotaur In my comparison coursework I will be comparing the play that I performed, this play was Tristan and Yselt. I will be comparing it to the well-known Greek tale of Theseus and the Minotaur. There is one thing these have in common; this is that they are both myths. On is a Cornish legend and the other is a Greek myth, this is why I am comparing them. First I will give a brief description of both of the plays. Tristan and Yselt

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    The Greatest Athenian Hero, Theseus

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    Before Theseus is born, his father, King Aegeus, puts a sword and a pair of sandals under a boulder that Theseus has to lift and retrieve when he is older and strong. When Theseus comes of age, he lifts the boulder and, then, goes to his father to claim himself as the king’s son. After meeting his father, Theseus decides he has to prove to himself that he is worthy of being the heir of the throne (Hamilton 209). A true hero is someone who courageously and humbly takes on an adventure to help his

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    In This Strange Labyrinth, by Mary Wroth

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    Mary Wroth alludes to mythology in her sonnet “In This Strange Labyrinth” to describe a woman’s confused struggle with love. The speaker of the poem is a woman stuck in a labyrinth, alluding to the original myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. The suggestion that love is not perfect and in fact painful was a revolutionary thing for a woman to write about in the Renaissance. Wroth uses the poem’s title and its relation to the myth, symbolism and poem structure to communicate her message about the tortures

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    sound of waves crashing and the tangy bitter taste of wine. After a time he found himself in Crete, home of the famous Labyrinth of King Minos, although by this time both King Minos and the Minotaur had long since left this world. Minos' daughter, Ariadne, ruled the rocky isle. Oedipus winced at the sharp stones under his feet and followed the ever increasing babble of the city. Suddenly he felt a sharp stone sting his side. "Ja, beggar, we don't need any more of the likes of you around here!" Oedipus

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    of the new generation; he killed the monster and saved the young Athenians from another sacrifice from King Minos. While on his journey of killing Minotaur, Theseus went to Crete as a sacrifice same as the others. Then, he met King Mino’s daughter Ariadne and fell in love with her, she helped him to find his way back with a ball of thread to retrace his steps after killing the

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