Different but Similar Both Homers’ epic, the Odyssey, and Aeschylus’ tragic trilogy, the Oresteia, tell the story of Agamemnon and what led to his doomed death. Both the poem and the play are similar in their plots except for few differences in their significance, presentation and details. This shows how flexible ancient myth is and how it can adapt to suit a particular author and audience. Agamemnons’ death in the Odyssey is a very good example of how people can be, through their own foolishness, bring destruction upon themselves. It also serves as an example of an epic hero failing to return home, which is known as nostos, thus for Odysseus, the epic hero, it delivers a foil for the successful voyage back to his home, Ithaca.
Aeschylus’ The Oresteia not only ends the life of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, and Aeghistus but also the deathly curse that afflicts the House of Atreus – the house to which these three belong. This curse, however, has many similarities from generation to generation, such as the killing of children to serve a higher purpose – for Tantalus, this was to feed the gods, while for Atreus this was to taunt Thyestes; The parallels between the three plays of the Oresteia can be examined by focusing on the nature of tragedy with respect to Agamemnon, the Libation Bearers, and the Furies. These plays, as separate dramas and as a trilogy, show repetitive tragedies that are directly connected to the characters from the plays’ titles by unifying the title
c/In what ways is this passage significant? What does the vision through the open window mean to her? This entire passage directly relates to Mrs. Mallard 's realization that she finally has freedom.. She was bounded by her husband, by convention, as well as by society.
Summary of Oresteia: The Libation Bearers/Cheophoroi The Libation Bearers is the second play in the trilogy of Oresteia. The first play titled Agamemnon tells the story of how Clytemnestra had an affair and planned to kill her husband Agamemnon for many deeply rooted reasons, and accomplished it. The second play starts with a nightmare. Years after Agamemnon’s death, Clytemnestra dreamt she laboured a serpent which she loved and cared for like a child.
The strength of the women’s performances clarifies that the sisters rule their fading aristocratic home, but the end of their class privilege is signaled when Natásha instantly begins running the household after she marries their brother, Andréy (a soulful, befuddled, and finally furious Josh Hamilton). Chekhov invests in Natásha all the uncouth flailing of what he saw as the ascending middle-class. Her terrible French accent horrifies the sisters, who palpably dislike her, even before she begins reassigning their bedrooms so that her baby can have the house’s best air and light. She moves Ólga and Irína farther into the house’s lower regions, dismantling their power and their right to their own property. And, of course, one of Natásha’s
Countee Leroy Porter was born on May 30, 1903. His exact birthplace is unknown, but his possible birthplaces are Baltimore, Maryland; New York, New York (based on his claims); and Louisville, Kentucky (based on his references on legal applications).When he was nine years old, he was brought to Harlem and looked after by his grandmother. She looked after him until she died in 1918. At age fifteen, Countee Cullen was looked after by Reverend Frederick A. Cullen, a preacher who eventually became the president of the NAACP. He became the main figure in Countee’s life due to his acts for fighting for African-American rights.
Imagine losing everything that you once had, your friends, family, all of your possessions, and everything else that once belonged to you. This is what happened to Elie Wiesel when his family was taken from him during the Holocaust. Wiesel lived in a small religious town. He was sent to Auschwitz and then sent to Buchenwald for his religion (Jewish). A little while after the war, he moved to France and then to the United States to become a professor at Boston University.
My life had stood – a Loaded Gun (Emily Dickinson) • Who is the loaded gun? The loaded gun is a woman(poet) torn between two dimensions how she perceives herself (Rich, p.1), trying to feel and do in the 19th century things that were thought to be exclusive to men, taking the risk of defining herself and her feminine ideal side, governed by patriarchy.
The Odyssey by Homer contains multiple moments where female characters are oppressed or fit into a patriarchy, but there are several moments where these character show signs of rebellion against this oppression. Applying a critical lense of feminism to these characters and relationships create complexities and conflicts within the novel that shine meaning on the world. The character Penelope offers many of these moments. Analyzing the actions, situation, and comparisons with other characters using a the feminist critical lense will show a more enriched version of Penelope and offer a deeper insight of the patriarchy, and how is affects the world.
Reading Euripides’ text Iphigenia at Aulis, it is evident that the story is part of a play and these are the words of a messenger who is telling his story to Clytemnestra. We know this because in the last portion of his statement he tells us that he was sent by Agamemnon and he employs the words ‘your daughter’ (Euripides, 2011). He recounts his story as someone who witnessed the sacrifice of Iphigenia first hand. He also assured Clytemnestra that he was there and that her daughter has been ‘flown away to the gods (Euripides, 2011). With this account being part of a play, one can read that there has been some drama added to the wording, Euripides is painting a dramatic picture for the listener to imagine the scene.