Anger In The Iliad

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Short Proposal Considering the early appearance of anger in literature, some critics think that the concept of anger comes to light in the ancient Greek epic poem, The Iliad, by Homer through the idea of The Wrath of Achilles. Anger became dominant, especially in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries because of the bad conditions in society, economy, and politics.one of the most famous movements in the 20th century that deals with the idea of anger and the mood of people at that time. Trifles is one act play by Susan Glaspell in 1916. The play represents the American modernist theatre . Through the play Glaspell concentrates on isolation , gender equality, revenge , and justice…show more content…
From the religious perspective , in Islam anger is " the root of all evils , a secret weapon of man towards evils, and a spark of fire that always bursting " (Zadik 7). From a literary perspective ,according to Susi Kaplow " the emotion which accompanies the first steps toward liberation, for most women is anger " (kaplow 38). American Psychology Association defines anger as is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong. Some regard the Greek epic poem, Iliad is the first appearance of the concept of anger in literature begins with the idea of "wrath of Achilles". Anger in the Iliad is described in full inflated complexity; it arises from different social causes, e.g. insulting honor or killing a friend, and its manifestations include facial ,verbal and physical expressions ( Potegal and Novaco14). Twentieth century is the age of modernism, which means " The tradition of the new " (Rosenburg 8 ). to destroy all old traditions and focus on the new and modern only. Modernism has many characteristics as the increased feeling of isolation and the decreased feeling of communication between people(Wilson…show more content…
Susan Glaspell in Trifles shows the fears, and suffering of women towards men ,in addition to conveying a clear image about women and their worries at this age through her plays . For most critics they consider Glaspell the mother of American drama(Bode 65). Glaspell depends on the female characters more than male to raise the voice of women and to prove themselves against men. The setting is one of the most important elements of drama ,Thus Glaspell can choose the best time and place that suits the murder case in Trifles. She concentrates on space and silence in the place that loneliness and space is inside the people ,particularly in their souls and not only outside in the place . She always focuses on home as a great example for imprisoned women at this time . The language that Glaspell uses is very effective and accurate to express the moral of her plays. besides, Highlighting the details as the detailed description of the kitchen in Trifles . Since the play has non chronological order , You feel as the play has a lost
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