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Conflict between human justice and justice of the gods. Analysis of the theme in Sophocles' OEDIPUS REX, Euripides' HIPPOLYTUS, and Shakespeare's HAMLET. Characters following preordained paths. Oedipus acting out prediction of gods. Phaedra's lack of free choice. Sense of destiny in HAMLET. Cosmic justice over human justice.
Justice in drama is generally divided into two sorts--human justice and the justice of the gods--and often the two are presented as being in conflict.... more
4 pages | 3 sources | 3 citations | MLA citation style

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The high level of integrity of the Greek hero. The hero's fatal flaw. Aristotle's notions of tragedy. The moral, cultural and intellectual significance of the term "integrity." Example of Achilles in Homer's ILIAD. Aeschylus' tragic hero in his trilogy THE ORESTEIA. Greek conception of history.
The tragic hero derives from the Greek drama, as elucidated by the criticism of Aristotle in particular. Tragedy in this conception is struggling... more
4 pages | 5 sources | 10 citations | MLA citation style

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Discusses the concept of a Greek hero. Importance of the hero in Greek society. Aristotle's definition of drama. Euripides' portrayal of Medea as a different kind of hero. Discusses Medea's terrible act of vengeance against her husband. Why she would be considered morally good in the context of Greek drama in spite of her murderous acts.
The importance of the hero in Greek society is seen not only in the attention given the concept in drama but in the way Aristotle elevated the idea... more
7 pages | 3 sources | 15 citations | MLA citation style

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Analysis of Dante's THE DIVINE COMEDY in relation to justice. Role of God and Christ. Purgatory section as a scene of self-realization. Inferno (Hell) section with divine justice meted out to sinners. Paradise section and love as as aspect of divine justice. Dante's complex theory related to his times.
Justice is not a political or legal question in “The Divine Comedy. Instead, Dante takes his cue from Aristotle... more
8 pages | 3 sources | 19 citations | APA citation style

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Discusses different way power is depicted in three literary works. Their historical era. Homer's THE ODYSSEY, Jonathan Swift's GULLIVER'S TRAVELS & Machiavelli's THE PRINCE. Depiction of human beings as power brokers and pawns in power struggles. How political power operated. How political power should be taken, utilized and maintained by the ruler.
Power relations are featured in different ways in different literary works, and often how power is portrayed is dependent on the historical era from... more
7 pages | 4 sources | 4 citations | MLA citation style

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Discusses concept of tragic hero as depicted in two dramas. Sophocles' OEDIPUS REX & Arthur Millier's DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Also refers to Aristotle's definition of tragedy in his POETICS. Basic elements of tragedy. Consideration of Oedipus as best example of a tragic figure. How Willy Loman's ideals make him a tragic hero.
The terms “tragedy” and “tragic” get used often in the media recently, especially after the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade... more
6 pages | 6 sources | 12 citations |

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Examines the relevance of gender-specific themes in the three plays of the ORESTEIA trilogy by Aeschylus. AGAMEMNON, THE LIBATION BEARERS (CHOEPHORIA) & EUMENIDIS (FURIES). Discusses curse of the House of Atreus & the Trojan War. Plots. Characters; their motivations, actions & relationships. The important role Agamemnon plays in sacrificing his daughter Iphigenia, which sets the tragedy of the triology into motion.
This research analyzes gender issues in Aeschylus's Oresteia trilogy, comprising the plays Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers (Choephoroi), and... more
9 pages | 9 sources | 20 citations | MLA citation style

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Explores relationships through analysis of two Greek plays. "ORESTEIA" by Aeschylus and "ANTIGONE" by Sophocles. Beginnings of theatre in Greece as appeasement of the gods by humans. Use of the force of nature in both plays as metaphor for the characters to use, and as action of the gods or nature. Nature imagery in the Oresteia trilogy. Actions of rulers and gods in "ANTIGONE."
The ancient Greeks understood that there was an intimate relationship between humans and nature, a certain give and take that needed... more
7 pages | 4 sources | 20 citations | APA citation style

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Treatments of Electra in several plays. How mythic traditions are used by three playwrights. Role of fate. Euripides' "Electra." Sophocles' "Electra," and Eugene O'Neill's modern "Mourning Becomes Electra." O'Neill's focus on Electra after the murder. Sophocles concern with ethical activity. Concern of Euripides with moral consequences; heroic stature of Electra.
The story of Electra, as a participant in the ancient Greek myth of the curse of the House of Atreus, has fascinated dramatists from ancient times... more
10 pages | 7 sources | 16 citations | MLA citation style

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The EPIC OF GILGAMESH and Homer's THE ODYSSEY. Similarities between Gilgamesh, the legendary Babylonian king, and Odysseus, the Greek warrior. Four principal similarities such as interference of the gods. Differences such as partial divinity of Gilgamesh and the fully human Odysseus; the two characters' goals.
There are many similarities between Gilgamesh, the legendary Babylonian king, and Odysseus, the Greek warrior famous for his cunning and fortitude.... more
5 pages | 4 sources | 8 citations | MLA citation style

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