Essays Tagged: "Electra"

Analyse two prescribed and related texts on how composers conform to the Revenge Tragedy genre to suit their context, purpose and style.

ety at large thus composers have always been drawn to this genre. Indeed, Euripides' play 'Medea', 'Electra' by Sophocles, Mel Gibson's 'Braveheart' and Cyril Tourneur's Jacobean play 'The Revenger's ... Frank Miller in Zinnemann's 'High Noon' shows the deficiency of the justice system. In Sophocles' 'Electra', the quest for vengeance revolves around Clytemnestra (Queen) and Aegisthus (the illegitima ...

(7 pages) 41 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Points Of View

ch justice prevails. On the other hand, Euripides wrote plays that were more realistic, such as The Electra, which reveals the weakness of men and women. That both authors wrote plays dealing with the ... strength and his desire to avenge the murder of his father and fulfill the oracle of Apollo. In The Electra, Euripides creates a very different personality for Orestes than does Aeschylus. Orestes doe ...

(5 pages) 395 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Why Is The Libation Bearers Called The Libation Be

ly, the Chorus is secondary, offering advice that is generally discounted or goes unheard. In this, Electra seeks the Libation Bearers advice, and gives credence to it.One could also suggest that even ... o it.One could also suggest that even though the Chorus are explicitly Libation Bearers, so too are Electra and Orestes. Both Electra and Orestes are going to try and avenge the death of their father. ...

(1 pages) 1208 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Comparison of Sophocles' and Euripides' portrayal of humanity. Sophocles' is said to have portrayed men as they ought to be, while Euripides is said to have portrayed men "as they are"

en “as they really are.”For example, during the recognition scene in Euripides’ play Electra, the recognition scene in Aeschylus’ version of the myth is parodied as Euripides uses ... f the “signs” used in the Libation Bearers, which is much more typical of what someone in Electra’s position would do. Instead, she recognizes Orestes when the old man points out a scar ...

(3 pages) 5286 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Portrayal of Helen by Euripedes

and and started a great war for the Greeks." [1: Euripides, and James Morwood. Medea ; Hippolytus ; Electra ; Helen. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008. Print. Line 271.][2: Euripides, and James Morwood. Medea ; ... n. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008. Print. Line 271.][2: Euripides, and James Morwood. Medea ; Hippolytus ; Electra ; Helen. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008. Print. Line 53.]Though her reputation has been unjustly de ...

(6 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature