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    Women, A Film by Michael Cacoyannis. I am exploring some aspects of the film of Euripides’ The Trojan Women, directed by Michael Caccayannis, based on the poetic translation by Edith Hamilton and starring Katherine Hepburn as the tragic hero Hecuba, queen of Troy. I would like to explore an essentially Jungian theory of what loss means, and whether there can be so much suffering, that it overwhelms the personality. In Jung’s view, which is essentially the view held by most spiritual disciplines

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    us to the universal. Hecuba, the story of the reigning queen of Troy, turned into a grief-stricken and vengeful slave, just might fall into the realm of the universal because it is a re... ... middle of paper ... ...s scheme of morality allows. We are horrified, maybe even disgusted, with Hecuba blinding a man and killing his sons in order to avenge her own son, however, we still understand why she did it. Her grief overpowered her, driving her mad in the process. Hecuba sought to restore order

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    In Homer’s epic, the Iliad, the legendary, has no two characters that are so similar yet so different as Greek warrior, Achilles, and the Prince of Troy, Hector. Achilles is the strongest fighter in the Greek side, and Hector is the strongest Trojan. They are both put into the mold of a hero that their respective societies have put them into; however; it is evident that they are both extremely complex characters with different roles within their society and with their families, and with the gods

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    Hector as the Ideal Homeric Man of Homer's Iliad Homer's Iliad enthralls readers with its’ valiant heroes who fight for the glory of Greece. The Iliad, however, is not just a story of war; it is also a story of individuals. Through the characters' words and actions, Homer paints portraits of petulant Achilles and vain Agamemnon, doomed Paris and Helen, loyal Patroclus, tragic Priam, versatile Odysseus, and the whole cast of Gods. Ironically, the most complete character in the epic is Hector

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    great trust in their gods because of this reverence that the people have, as though the people believe that they will be rewarded for their reverent service of the gods. The royal family seeks sanctuary at the altar of their household gods. The queen, Hecuba, tells her kingly husband "Come to me now: the altar will protect us, or else you'll die with us." # The Trojans knew, respected and trusted in their deities. With this in mind, the killing of King Priam on the steps of the altar of his gods

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    At the time of the Trojan War, countries, as we know them today, did not exist. Instead, there were city-states. People lived in their homes and carried on their lives clustered behind the protective walls of their city. Powerful kings ruled the people. On the Greek mainland, King Agamemnon ruled over the city state of Mycenae and his brother, Menelaus, ruled over Sparta. On the mainland of present day Turkey, King Priam ruled over the magnificent city-state of Troy, its protective walls built

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    Comparison of Hector vs. Achilles Since the beginning of time there have always been great heroes in many different societies throughout the world. Heroes have many great qualities and characteristics about them that make the hero unique. Heroes stand out in society though there actions, abilities, and intellectual superiority. In literature, many characters possess these great skills. Many characters in stories want glory, fame, and ultimately to be remembered. These characters are attention grabbers

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    The relationships between parents and their sons in the Iliad are not relationships we expect to see in today’s society. The Iliad portrays the relationships between fathers and sons as something more than just physical and emotional. It is based on pride and respect for one another. The expectations of their son are more so to pass on their fathers reputable name and to follow in their father’s footsteps of being noble warriors. These relationships are the driving forces in the Iliad, making each

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    Terrence Alexander Coach Jubenville English IV May 1, 2014 Character Pride in the Iliad In the barbaric world of the Iliad, pride is what makes the characters of the book motivated and yet deceived. In the Iliad, a majority of all the male characters are driven and inspired in various way by concern of their popularity and image. This pride is often displayed as the biggest flaw of the characters. Agamemnon’s pride makes him a power greedy king. Hector’s pride makes him an honorable man. Achilles’

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    to be a perfect city built by the Gods. After it was taken over by humans, it was a proud and happy city that was full of freedom. The women in Troy were especially free, given most of the same freedoms as men were given. King Priam and Queen Hecuba ruled together and made mutual decisions. Other women in the city were given important positions as well. This is what made Troy a special city, unique from the other cities at the time. As the tension between Troy and Greece heightened, Troy did

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