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Compare/Contrast the Treatment of Femininity in Pygmalion and Medea

but Eliza has transformed herself from a helpless girl to a very independent woman and does not wish for this kind of life. Her alternative, Freddy, although perhaps a little dim for Eliza, is kind and would not treat her as subordinate . In Euripides play, the main character has already undergone a transformation but this time she has changed from being Medea, the queen and mother, instead taking on a more masculine and at times, an extremely ‘barbaric' role. The play begins with Medea's nurse...

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roman literature

includes: tragedies, comedies, poems, epics etc. You can’t compare these forms of literature all together but one by one.  So I want to compare for you the Greek Tragedy and The Roman Tragedy  The best tragedian in Greece were Aeschylus; Sophocles and Euripides. Their tragedies were mythological stories. The Roman tragedies instead showed Roman historical characters. Plays, in Rome, were free and people of all ranks and classes were admitted to the theater including women and slaves, the same thing appended...

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Tragedy in the Modern Age

of dramatic art developed in the ancient Greece out of the ritualistic performances in the honour of the pagan deity Dionysus. Aristotle formulated his theory of tragedy on basis of the plays composed by the then Greek tragedians like Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles, and he regarded these plays as the most comprehensive instances of this genre. Plays by Roman tragedian Seneca, and those by such Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists as Marlowe, Kyd and Shakespeare are also generally considered the...

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The Libation Bearers and Hamlet

The Libation Bearers and Hamlet Many of Shakespeare’s plays draw from classical Greek themes, plot and metaphors. The tragedies of Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides and Homer have themes like royal murders, assassinations by near relatives, the supernatural, ghostly visits, and vengeful spirits of the dead- themes which reappear in Shakespeare’s tragedies with a difference. Shakespeare’s tragic hero Hamlet and Aeschylus’s Orestes have a great deal in common. Both the plays are set in a time when...

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Trojan Women

The Trojan Women is a Greek tragedy by Euripides. He explores the hardships faced by the women of Troy after their land had been destroyed by the loss of the Trojan War. In the play, the women were faced with various difficulties. They were not only meant to deal with the horrors of the war like the death of their loved ones and their city in ruins but were also faced with the terror of what their future will hold. They yearn for revenge and the hope that life will recover in the future. Awoken...

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Compare and Contrast the Treatment of Femininity in Pygmalion and Medea

In this essay I will be comparing and contrasting the way in which two different authors portray femininity in their respective dramatic texts. The two works I am using are Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw and Medea by Euripides. I will be looking at how the way men and women are portrayed can affect the way we interpret the texts, and showing that femininity isn’t necessarily a trait restricted just to women. I believe that femininity reflects expected female behaviour. There are certain traits which...

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Medea by Euripides

Medea by Euripides Copyright Notice ©1998-2002; ©2002 by Gale Cengage. Gale is a division of Cengage Learning. Gale and Gale Cengage are trademarks used herein under license. For complete copyright information on these eNotes please visit: http://www.enotes.com/medea/copyright eNotes: Table of Contents 1. Medea: Introduction 2. Medea: Euripides Biography 3. Medea: Summary 4. Medea: Themes 5. Medea: Style 6. Medea: Historical Context 7. Medea: Critical Overview 8. Medea: Character Analysis...

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Comparison of Medea and Clytemnestra, Euripides's Medea and Aeschylus's Agamemnon

entirely in the same way. Clytemnestra mostly uses brute force where Medea uses her knowledge of poison to do the major damage. In the end though, Medea does use brute force to kill her children. After getting her revenge Medea seems triumphant but Euripides and Medea herself suggest that she suffers worse than Jason. Medea's life becomes miserable after she kills her own children and when she realizes she will never know love again. Medea realizes that she has done something wrong by acknowledging that...

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Medea Project

causes Medea to go insane. Provide an example of the scapegoat archetype? -Jason is an example because Medea blames him for everything that’s she is going through and the way she feels. [pic] How does Euripides appeal to audiences’ ethos (morality) and pathos (emotions)? 1. Euripides appeals to his audiences was that his audiences feel that he was talking bad about the woman, but real his was speaking on the behalf of woman saying that because of the way man treat their woman. Give an...

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The Bacchae

his divine powers. However, Pentheus is too ignorant and stubborn to make the correct decision. At this point, the audience views Pentheus in a negative way and is able to see that the plot will not end well for Pentheus. The only suspense that Euripides leaves the audience waiting for is to see what further tragic mistakes Pentheus will make before his death. Dionysus, rather mercifully, gives Pentheus one last chance to save himself from his horrible fate. This opportunity comes when a herdsman...

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