Essays Tagged: "Greek tragedy"


hree main characteristics: it is written byman, for man, and about man. Oedipus the King, the great Greek tragedy by theunparalleled philosopher, Sophocles, is no exception to literature's domain. It ... rror committed by an individual, and/or an errorcommitted due to some flaw in man's nature. In this Greek tragedy, the protagonistsuffered through an aspect of his own nature which in Greek is called ...

(4 pages) 73 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Explore the Meaning of the Play's Title: "A View from the Bridge"

fieri says after Eddie comes to see him. He is the narrator and is quite similar to the chorus in a Greek Tragedy.Characters also make 'bridges' or connections between other characters. For example, t ...

(2 pages) 80 0 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Socrates Theme Paper

A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy, Sophocles's insightful plays haveheld their value throughout countless time periods a ...

(2 pages) 89 0 2.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Antigone vs Ismene by Sophocles

while Ismene is content to recognize her own limitations andher inferiority of being a woman.In the Greek tragedy "Antigone", by Sophocles; Antigone learns that KingCreon has refused to give a proper ... , she is alsocourageous and motivated by her morals. Proper burial of the dead was, according tothe Greeks, prerequisite for the souls entrance into a permanent home. Therefore,perhaps Ismene is also ...

(2 pages) 89 0 3.5 Apr/1996

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

This is a very well written paper on the Greek Theme of loyalty.

The Theme of LoyaltyAs Portrayed in Greek LiteratureThroughout the ages, Greek literature has both entertained and guided audiences thro ... works of the time that include: hospitality, courage, opposition to tyranny, loyalty, and love. The Greek tragedy Antigone, along with the epic The Odyssey, all focus around the center of the ever-pre ... is trait find themselves in the midst of a world of deceit and dishonor.The Odyssey, by Homer, is a Greek epic that is a long, episodic narrative in medias res, which shows the characteristics of the ...

(5 pages) 128 1 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparative Response: Othello and King Oedipus. Compare the two characters from the two plays

n two different plays from the same names. 'King Oedipus' was written around c.425 and is a work of Greek tragedy. 'Othello' was written by Shakespeare in the early 1600's and also shares the common t ...

(5 pages) 115 0 2.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

This is about the greek tragidy Oedipus. Includes quotes. About one of the themes From ingorance to knowledge.

From Ignorance to KnowledgeIn the Greek Tragedy Oedipus, Oedipus moves closer to knowledge and truth as each scene progresses, but som ... ndness, and he greatly punishes himself for is actions. This is just one of the three themes in the Greek Tragedy.In scene one the oracle Teiresias, who has just seen the god Apollo, meets with Oedipu ... es of his life as he is distracted in the process of putting the pieces together. Oedipus is a true Greek Tragedy because Oedipus is of nobility which has a fault which goes through self knowledge in ...

(2 pages) 49 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Lottery"- A story of senseless killing, this essay is about the short story by Kate Chopin where a young woman gets stoned to death as e result of a stupid custom.

somebody is put in the center of the village and is stoned to death. This seems a bit like ancient greek tragedy because to get good things people had to make sacrifices to the gods and as Old Man Wa ...

(2 pages) 165 2 2.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"A View From the Bridge" by Arthur Miller. Describe symbolism throughout the play

the self-destructive nature that led to such an ending. As Arthur Miller wished to write 'a modern Greek tragedy´ it is likely that the symbolism of the dagger is Eddie´s sexuality, which ... play, he takes an active part in the play as well as providing the 'chorus´ character of the Greek format that Miller used. He is part of the American culture, but also part of the Italian cult ...

(3 pages) 89 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The importance of structure in "The Agamemnon" is a classic Greek tragedy written by Aeschylus.

The Agamemnon is a classic Greek tragedy written by Aeschylus in which he entails the continuation of the curse on the house of ... udience/reader can relate to the best and understand the situations that take place throughout this Greek classic. This aspect of the play affects the structure in a very large way. It gives the reade ... very important to the structure. They cause a very necessary an important break which is common in Greek literature and therefore in The Agamemnon. " How I hold him in my heart...Such shyness wears a ...

(6 pages) 69 0 4.4 Mar/2003

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

"Oedipus Wrecks", a Successful Appropriation of the Greek Tragedy?

"Oedipus Wrecks" is a successful appropriation of the Greek tragedy in that it uses the same themes as the play in a modern context.The film is an appropr ... ally focuses on; the way the son's every action is inhibited by her. Another similar feature to the Greek tragedy that the appropriation shows is that there are no characters with evil intent. The mot ...

(3 pages) 41 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Medea" by Euripides, the Embodiment of the New Female in Greek Society.

des' Medea, the protagonist, portrayed as the main character, abandoned the gender roles of ancient Greek society. As a result of this, Euripides invented a new version of the gender "female." Medea d ... t on having a husband and bearing children. Finally, Medea does not commit suicide, as do the other Greek "heroines" of the time but she takes on male behavioral characteristics as she exhibits intell ...

(5 pages) 123 1 4.6 Aug/2003

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

Antigone Study Guide.

eople who chant narrative odesChoragos: leader of the chorusParados: first ode, or choral song in a greek tragedy changed by the chorus as it entersthe area in front of the stageOde: each scene is fol ... ne scencefrom the next and also to provide the chorus's response to the previous scene, interlude ingreek dramaStrophe: part of the ode that the chorus chants as it moves from right to left across the ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Essay arguing that Creon, not Antigone, is the tragic hero of the play Antigone, written by Sophocles in 441 B.C.

The Greek tragedy Antigone, written by Sophocles in 441 B.C., blurs the distinction of which character i ... nvestigate who the true tragic hero is in this drama, one must keep in mind the four qualities of a Greek hero: até (temporary insanity), arete (great strength of some sort), a nemesis (an oppo ... lacking of a key quality.Temporary insanity, a quality that seems to be necessary to be found in a Greek tragic hero for the sake of the plot, is found in both of our leading characters in this tale. ...

(4 pages) 151 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Oedipus Rex - From Light to Dark.

Light to DarkThe tragedy of Oedipus Rex, a drama text by Sophocles, follows the moral underpinning Greek tragedy theme throughout - that people learn through suffering. The plot is developed around a ...

(5 pages) 144 0 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

"Oedipus the King" as a tragedy by Sophocles.

t tragedy.The play "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles, displays many qualities that make it an immense Greek tragedy. According to definition by Aristotle, "There are only five things that can describe a ... his imperious refusal to believe the prophet's declaration of his guilt. Pride was his downfall.The Greeks had a distinct word for this: "Hubris," a heroically foolish defiance; the feeling that one i ...

(6 pages) 178 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay outlines the similarities in theme, symbolism and writing structure between William Shakespear's "Hamlet" and Sophocles "Oedipus King".

of tragedy, although the Shakespearean tragedy expanded its setting far beyond that of the ancient Greek tragedy.The theme of the tormented king is perhaps the strongest comparison between Hamlet and ... ragic hero, but the plot of Hamlet makes a much more complicated character than that of the classic Greek tragedy of Oedipus the King.Another powerful similarity between Hamlet and Oedipus king is the ...

(3 pages) 164 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles - Fate vs. Free Will

The Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, was written to show the common people of Greece how powerfu ... In conclusion, by the three examples that were provided above, it is clear that the purpose of this Greek tragedy was to show how fate can not be escaped and that your destiny is planned by the gods a ...

(2 pages) 75 0 3.0 Mar/2004

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

These tragedies are founded on family relations. How does the introduction of incest enhance the power of the family structure here? How does it pervert it?

d couple who came from two different families, there are no sexual relationships whatsoever. In the Greek tragedy "Oedipus the King" , Sophocles wrote about the ruler of Thebes who crossed the line of ... ppear from among men without trace before I see such a stain of misfortune come upon me!" As in any Greek tragedy, premonitions came true and he had to suffer because of it. In his case, he choose to ...

(1 pages) 34 0 3.5 Apr/2004

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

The Downfall of the Hero, Oedipus Rex

The Greek tragedy, Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles is an excellent play; however, experts have debated man ...

(4 pages) 81 1 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies