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  • Euripedes Hippolytus

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    Euripides’ Hippolytus Artemis’ informative speech to Hippolytus not only displays the dramatic irony present throughout the play, but also solidifies many predominant themes present during the play. This passage summarizes the entire play as Artemis describes the plans of the characters, going on to blame Phaedra, the Nurse, Aphrodite, and Theseus. (Halleran, 276) Through Artemis’ passage (Euripides, 1283-1312), the truth about Phaedra and Hippolytus, unknown and misunderstood by Theseus, finally

  • Desires : An Analysis Of Phaedra's 'Hippolytus'

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    The Hippolytus is a great example of how when everyone tries to do the right thing it can still end up terribly wrong. Phaedra knows that her desires are wrong, so she decides to take the more accepted, but still gruesome, way out of her feelings, The Nurse doesn’t want to see her mistress die so she seeks help, Hippolytus is disgusted at the news, but keeps his oath to not tell anyone, and Theseus gets very angry and casts out the “murderer” just like anyone else would. Even though there is a lot

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Hippolytus

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    his plays with a speech, which gives background information and informs the reader what is going to occur later on in Hippolytus. Although this gives away the surprise to the reader right from the start, it allows them to understand the reasoning behind the motive and gives a better understanding. In the beginning scene, Aphrodite gives a speech about her hatred towards Hippolytus, considering he did the worst thing possible, by not worship her since he hunts all day and does not believe in sex. She

  • Female Deception in Hippolytus: The Ruin of Men Essay

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    Female Deception in Hippolytus: The Ruin of Men Works Cited Missing In Ancient Greece, deceit was considered to be part of a woman's nature and an inherent female characteristic. It was generally believed that a good woman was the result of the careful cultivation of her morals by her guardians, and if left to her own devices, a woman was apt to be wicked. The deceit of women is a theme that shows up often in Ancient Greek literature, and many Ancient Greek authors portray

  • Euripides Hippolytus

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    Euripides’ Hippolytus shows three key themes that are significant to the play, by showing the theme of lust, honour and betrayal which are shown from the lines 490-512, they set up the flow of the play and relates directly to the dramatic conflict between the lust and continence of Phaedra and Hippolytus, this scene shows Phaedra to be the true central character of the play since her actions are pivotal to the fate Hippolytus and herself. The extract epitomises the theme of lust. In the exchange

  • Phaedra's Individuality in Tartuffe Essay

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    die, and my grim secret dies with me.” (Racine 193) Phaedra has a huge secret: she is in love with her stepson, Hippolytus. She has reoccurring thoughts of suicide, and a desire for this burden to be lifted. Her forbidden passion has a gigantic affect on her mental capability and her ability to be independent. She does not want anyone to know about her repugnant desires for Hippolytus and her mental health slowly begins to weaken as she maintains this information to herself. As we look closer

  • Lying Is Morally Wrong?

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    Lying is morally wrong. Lying is wrong because it could lead to reputations being ruined,intense guilt,hurting innocent people, and so much more. In excerpts from The Bible and from the play “Hippolytus” by Euripides, the consequences of lying are center stage. Lying leaves the person with guilt that will never leave them. In Genesis 4:13 Cain tells God,”My punishment is heavier than I can bear; now you are driving me off the land, and I must hide myself from your presence”(Keystone Giant Print

  • Character Analysis Of Hippolytus

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    The play Hippolytus was written by Euripides, the same writer as the play in Medea. In some ways, this is a story of lies and misunderstandings. I don’t really have a character that I liked the most, I thought that Hippolytus, Phaedra, and Theseus all have different good and bad, likeable and unlikable traits. At the first part of the play, we are introduced to Aphrodite. She is the goddess of love and something. In her introduction, she also mentioned the part of the problem which cause all the

  • Speech and Silence Hippolytus

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    Explore the themes of speech and silence in Hippolytus: Euripides adopts the themes of speech and silence within Hippolytus in order to enable plot progression, to create dramatic effect and to develop his characterisation of key individuals such as Aphrodite, Phaedra, the Nurse, Theseus and Hippolytus himself. Through exploration of the themes in relation to the characters and chronologically it is clear that the sporadic pattern of speech and silence creates suspense and induces a far more intrinsic

  • EuripidesMedea, Hippolytus, And Electra

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    The 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