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  • Importance of the Tutor in Electra

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    Importance of the Tutor in Electra When delving into a novel, drama or other character-based text, analysts often focus their search around the supposed "major characters" who seem to most directly affect the work. In considering Electra, however, just as valuable as Orestes, Clytemnestra or Electra herself is a somewhat minor character, the Tutor. This attendant of Orestes emerges only three times and is on stage for less than twenty percent of the spoken lines, yet his role in driving the

  • Electra Essay

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    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

  • A Comparison of Vengeance in Electra, The Bacchae and Frankenstein

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    Vengeance in Electra, The Bacchae and Frankenstein      In today's world, vengeance is still in existence, bubbling below our calm facade, waiting for the catalyst it needs to break loose. Evidence can be seen right now in the reactions of the American people towards Bin Laden. He destroyed so many lives, and now, there is probably not one American that would not love to get their minute alone with him. The American people want to hurt him the way he and his followers hurt their fellow Americans

  • Homeric Values In Electra By Euripides

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    Throughout the play Electra by Euripides there are many instances of the author using the character Electra to attack homeric values. Homeric values are values expected of a hero. These values include birth, social status, martial virtues, courage, physical strength, and skill in things such as planning, organizing, and making war. Homeric culture was very important at one point. Many times throughout this play, the character Electra says something she believes about another character that goes along

  • Eugene O’neill and the the Rebirth of Tragedy a Comparative Survey on Mourning Becomes Electra and Oresteia

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    Eugene Gladstone O'Neill is one of the greatest American playwrights, he is known for plays such as “Long Day's Journey into Night” ,”Beyond the Horizon” (1920), “Anna Christie” (1922), “Strange Interlude” (1928), “Mourning Becomes Electra”(1931)and The Iceman Cometh (1946). His plays probe the American Dream, race relations, class conflicts, sexuality, human aspirations and psychoanalysis. He often became immersed in the modernist movements of his time as he primarily sought to create “modern

  • Comparing Revenge in Aeschylus' The Oresteia Trilogy and Sophocles' Electra

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    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

  • The Oedipus Complex And The Electra Complex

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    day regarding mental health, childhood development, and human sexuality. Freud explored the inner life of children developing into adulthood by reviving mythological stories of incest, brutality, and obsessive self-love: The Oedipus Complex and the Electra Complex, both variations on the theme of destructive love, murdering the same-sex parent and marrying the opposite parent, and narcissism, destructive love of self, vividly allegorized the perils of the journey to adulthood. Freud approached treating

  • Sophocles vs Euripides Essay

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    Sophocles’ and Euripides’ versions of Electra carry, among many similarities, a central theme of revenge. The characters, Electra and Orestes, must reunite to avenge their father’s murder. Misfortunately, in both versions the just solution leads the siblings to destroying their own mother. Both versions of Electra can be compared to Aeschylus’ Libation Bearers. However, they are both more dramatic, and more similar to each other than if each Electra was individually compared to the play by

  • Oresteia Analysis

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    Oresteia alludes the idea that the truth does not always bring delight to people and sometimes, living without being aware of it helps people to live more lively and pleasantly. Orestes gains tremendous suffering in exchange for knowing everything without being ready to accept the truth. People should prepar Oresteia is a script whose story goes on by recalling Orestes’ lost memories. The main idea which is prevalent throughout this story is about finding the truth hidden in the acts of revenge,

  • The Means Of Potence In Agamemnon

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    Agamemnon, she is viewed as haughty and despicable and everyone hates her for it. She walks out of the palace and starts talking about how her vengeance has been enacted and that it is justifiable. The chorus hears her and asks, “how you can swagger so over the butchered body of your husband” (Aeschylus, Agamemnon lines 1596-1597). They continue further saying”, Woman, what foul food nursed deep in the earth, or what drink drawn from the flowing sea could you have tasted to take on yourself so horrible