Essays Tagged: "Aricia"

Jean Racine's play "Phaedra".

d Phaedra, his Queen, are also characters of high estate. As princess of the blood royal of Athens, Aricia could also be considered "high status" however, as Theseus' enemy her status is actually lowe ... uous one who dared desire your chaste and loyal son" (p. 402).Theseus' immorality is reflected when Aricia told of her family's misfortunes, which were the result of Theseus' malice. "I lost six broth ...

(5 pages) 124 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Phaedra as a Tragic Heroine in Jean Racine's "Phaedra"

also demonstrated jealousy when she learned that Hippolytus was in love with another, proclaiming "Aricia must die. Her odious house Must once more feel the anger of my spouse." (p. 394). However, Ph ... r.The tragedy in Phaedra is Phaedra's suicide, Hippolytus being slain by a monster, and Theseus and Aricia left in anguish. Each character has a tragic flaw, or hamartia, that carries the plot along. ...

(1 pages) 50 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature