Analysis: The Sacrifice Of Iphigenia

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Greek Mythology made a huge impact against human existence with the idea of evil. There were tales that were created to explain how humans act or how humans contribute into doing bad things.For example, the poem of “Iphigenia” was considered as a sacrifice because the father was at the Trojan War and he had killed a sacred deer. The father of Iphigenia had to give of Iphigenia as a sacrifice because the god was mad and the father was forced to give her up. He then had lied to Iphigenia and told her before going to the war she had to marry Achilles before they left. Iphigenia was heading there happily to find the horrible truth. Both The Sacrifice of Iphigenia by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and ”Iphigenia” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson use the myth of the sacrifice of Iphigenia to show that people can easily contribute into doing evil things by letting it all happen. In “Iphigenia,” Alfred, Lord Tennyson uses imagery and diction to reveal the fearful and sad tone as people look on at innocent Iphigenia’s murder. In the poem it says, “My father held his hand upon his face.” It is talking about how Iphigenia was scared and how her father should have been ashamed. It also says, “My spirit loathes and fears.” It’s showing how she was scared of the horrible truth she had found out that was going to happen to her. Then, it said, “Waiting to see me die.” In this little script, it’s showing how sad it was to see that others were waiting just to see her die and that no…show more content…
It showed an image of the people waiting for the king to cut the queen’s throat. It also showed soldiers holding up their red flags which could be a symbol for blood or freedom. There is a servant on his knees looking at the king which could have possibly been the knife in the plate. It looked like they were all watching and none of them did

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