Cassandra Essays

  • Revenge and Violence in Cassandra

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    Revenge and Violence in Cassandra In "Mycenae Lookout," Seamus Heaney tells the story of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra and Cassandra after the Trojan war. "Cassandra" is the second part of "Mycenae Lookout" and chronicles Cassandra, Apollo's ill-fated prophetess, who is captured by Agamemnon at the war's end and brought back to Mycenae as a slave. The fates of Cassandra and the House of Atreus collide with Agamemnon's return to Mycenae, where his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus plot

  • In Christa Wolf's Cassandra, the story of the fall of Troy is cleverly

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    In Christa Wolf's Cassandra, the story of the fall of Troy is cleverly retold in a monologue that focuses on patriarchy and war. In Christa Wolf's Cassandra, the story of the fall of Troy is cleverly retold in a monologue that focuses on patriarchy and war. The novel tells the tale of the Trojan War through the eyes of Cassandra, who is the daughter of Priam and prisoner of Agamemnon. While reading the book, the reader must wonder what changes Troy is going through before and after the war

  • Cassandra Clare Research Paper

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    Recognized as Cassandra Clare, Judith Rumelt was born on July 27, 1973 the daughter of writer Richard Rumelt and Elizabeth Rumelt a business school professor. Clare spend her childhood moving place to place in England, France and Switzerland where eventually found an interest in books. During high school in Los Angeles writing began to attract Clare from a novel named “The Beautiful Cassandra” by Jane Austen. Clare began her career as a reporter after majoring in English in an entertainment magazine

  • Humor And Irony In Cassandra Clare's Jace Wayland

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    Anyone who reads Clare’s writing would find it impossible to deny how her compelling characters are brought to life with their individual humor and backstories. One example of this is her first book in the Mortal Instruments Series, City of Bones. Clare wrote “‘Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?'Jace said, "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself."..."At least," she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.” “Not necessarily. I turn myself

  • Cassandra Clare, an Influential Author of the 20th Century

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    Cassandra Clare is the author of The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, and The Bane Chronicles. All of her literary works surround the world of Shadowhunters, also known as Nephilim, which are a race of beings born with angelic blood. Cassandra’s first book, City of Bones, was released in 2004. Since then, she has released over ten books and she has plans to release more. Cassandra Clare is an influential author of the 20th century because of her unique books, widespread fan base, and successful

  • Character Development In Cassandra Clare's City Of Bones

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    “City of Bones”, written by Cassandra Clare, is a fantasy and adventure book aimed towards the young adult crowd. The story begins with teenager Clary when she stumbles across a scene that she believes to be a murder. In this incident, Clary meets three other teenagers who label themselves as shadowhunters, “people who kill [demons]” (Clare 44). It is these very teenagers, Alec Lightwood, Izzy Lightwood, and most importantly, Jace Wayland, who help to guide Clary when her mother goes missing several

  • Agamemnon And Clytemnestra Analysis

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    Clytemnestra, her gift of prophesy proves otherwise. Because of Clytemnestra’s powerful character and her devious plan, Cassandra gets the short end of the stick and gets overlooked sometimes. While that’s true in some cases she acts as the only way that Aeschylus can communicate and draw a reader’s attention not only to Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, but to the fine print of the play. Cassandra is one of those characteristically Aeschylean women who are touched with a divine force that expresses itself in

  • Agamemnon

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    and tell her she should be punished. When Klytaimestra defends her actions by pointing out how Agamemnon killed her daughter, they ignore her and keep mourning. Even though they can see with their own eyes that Klytaimestra killed her husband and Cassandra, they still refuse to really listen to her, as if they do not want to believe that a woman committed the murder of their almighty king.

  • Analysis of Aeschylus Agamemnon

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    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

  • The Cycle of Vengeance in Aeschylus’s Oresteia

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    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

  • Agamemnon

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    cries, all for a wind that would take them to war. Clytemnestra then tells the chorus about the defeat of Troy and Agamemnon returning from his ten years away at war. After a few hours Agamemnon finally returns to his city. Along with him he brings Cassandra, a princess of Troy and captive to Agamemnon. She is known to be a prophetess who tells of tragedies. ...

  • The Oresteia, Aeschylus

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    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

  • Women In The Oresteia

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    There is a distinction between men and women within the Oresteia that presents a detachment within the house of Atreus and in turn Athens. However, the three plays of the Oresteia provide a conclusion to the battle of the sexes. Characters within the play show their side to misogyny or misandry. It is quite obvious that the women are misandrists, while the men are misogynists. This division between men and women within the Oresteia reflects the division within the household, but is overcome through

  • Violence and Monarchy in The Literary Works of Oresteia

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    Violence and Monarchy in The Literary Works of Oresteia In the ancient myths from the Aegean seas, much political theory is derived. Lessons on the dangers associated with monarchical political forms are brought to light. The connection between gender and power along with violence, war and necessity raise questions to enact a democracy and depersonalize the government. In the literary works of the Oresteia there is a relationship built between the perpetuated cycle of violence and monarchy

  • Vengeance in Oresteia

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    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

  • The Characterisation of Clytaemnestra in the "Oresteia"

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    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 Cassandra, but of Agamemnon himself and his status as a man. Therefore, I intend to show how Aeschylus presents Clytemnestra as a character who ventures throughout the Oresteia to fight, think and talk like a man, but also plot with the wiles of a woman, act

  • Personal Responsibility in Sun, The Moon, The Stars by Junot Diaz

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    theme of personal responsibility and the way it sustains a relationship, which Yunior fails to accept the responsibility for his own actions, attributing his infidelity to “others” rather than to his selfish behavior. Yunior cheats on Magda with Cassandra while the relationship between him and Magda was distant and they barely got to see each other. Magda finds out that Yunior was cheating on her because her friend Claribel wrote a letter to her , telling her in details what Yunior did. Diaz makes

  • The Role of Panfilo in the Decameron

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    Fortune takes over at this point, and with a storm sends him to the island of Rhodes where he is thrown in jail and Iphigenia is sent off to marry another man. At this point, his situation looks hopeless. But, once the Magistrate's love for Cassandra causes him to release Cimon i... ... middle of paper ... ...d that a priest tells them, as the priest in this story denies payment to Belcolore and even takes back the cloak that he had given to her for surety. Panfilo plays a significant

  • The Serpent and the Eagle: From Darkness to Light

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    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

  • The Strong Women in The Orestia by Aeschylus

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    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