Euripides Electra Essay

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  • 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

  • Deceitful Clytemnestra of Euripides' Electra Essay

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    Deceitful Clytemnestra of Euripides' Electra Agamemnon returns from Troy, a victorious general, bringing home spoils, riches and fame. He is murdered on the same day as he returns. Clytemnestra, his adulterous wife, has laid in wait for her husband's homecoming and kills him whilst he is being bathed after his long journey. During the Agamemnon, large proportions of the Queen's words are justifications for her action, which is very much concerned with the sacrifice of Iphigenia to the gods,

  • Sophocles vs Euripides Essay

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    Sophocles vs Euripides 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

  • 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

  • Euripides was accused by his contempories of being a woman hater. Why

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    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

  • 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

  • Euripides And The Classic Greek Culture

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    The playwright of Orestes is Euripides, who was very popular among the classic Greek culture. There are not many facts surrounding Euripides because of how long ago he was alive, but it is known that he may have been the most influential dramatists of his era, though there were many other great dramatists of that time such as Aeschylus and Sophocles. Euripides’ play Orestes is one of his more popular dramatic tragedies. Many wonder whether or not that this is a play that should be introduced into

  • EuripidesMedea, Hippolytus, And Electra

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    Minds of Euripides’s Creations Upon a first inspection of Euripides’s Medea, Hippolytus, and Electra, women were depicted as a vicious brood for the only purpose of bringing men to their ruin. However, this was not the case at all. Euripides portrayed women as downtrodden individuals because of the scorned love they had experienced. Love was the main factor in all of these plays. In addition, Euripides presented how women were influenced by their emotions. Euripides’s Medea characterized a woman

  • Main Characters In Electra

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    The play Electra by Euripides has several important characters. Those characters are Electra, Orestes, Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, and Aegisthus. Clytemnestra is Agamemnon’s wife who kills him with the help of Aegisthus. She marries Aegisthus and they both decide to have Orestes exiled. Aegisthus was considering killing Electra until Clytemnestra intervened and married her off to a poor farmer. They believed that if she married a noble and had a son, the son could rise in power and cause a revolt and

  • An analysis of how dikh (‘justice’) and its associated values are

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    An analysis of how dikh (‘justice’) and its associated values are presented and translated in two passages from Sophocles: Electra. What broader issues are raised and how would these be investigated further? The concept of dikh, or ‘justice’ has many subtle meanings and variations in Ancient Greek ranging from the primary definition given in LS (Liddell and Scotts, ‘Greek-English Lexicon’, Intermediate, 1889, page 202) of custom to right, judgement, lawsuit, penalty and vengeance. The