Essays Tagged: "Phaedra"

Phaedra's Charactor

Phaedra's anguish is first experienced by her in her own mind. Her sense of morality is so highly de ... secret has been revealed, it comes out into the open and has to be dealt with as a reality.Because Phaedra feels her guilt so strongly at the beginning of the play, she is pictured as being at death' ... broods within her mind.' Emotions are slowly consuming her. Such havoc manifests itself physically. Phaedra herself describes her state as weak, her eyes as dazzled and blinded by the light (day), whi ...

(4 pages) 91 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Comparisson and Contrast of Medea, Phaedra, and Dido. The things these women do to reveal the way Greeks and Romans understood women.

aturally think of today, many times their only power was to strike back when they were hurt. Medea, Phaedra, and Dido, admirable or dangerous, are among the most complex literary characters of any per ... t her husband.Like Medea, Euripides writes another play Hippolytous, with a similar character named Phaedra. Phaedra is the wife of Theseus that has become obsessed by an incestuous passion for her st ...

(3 pages) 97 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Jean Racine's play "Phaedra".

unconscious at her lover's feet" (p. 401). From this phrase alone, it is obvious that Jean Racine's Phaedra (1677) is a tragic play, featuring a tragic hero. The tragic hero is defined as a person of ... istinguishingly, is the cause of the tragedy due to a personal error in judgment or tragic flaw. In Phaedra, there are three characters that demonstrate the first two of these characteristics, however ...

(5 pages) 124 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Info on Pierre Elliott Trudeau

er at the age of 48. He was Prime Minister for 16 years.Some former Prime Ministers are; Kim (Avril Phaedra) Campbell, Paul Joseph Martin, William Lyon Mackenzie King and Jean Chrétien.Trudeau' ...

(1 pages) 26 0 1.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

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

personal error in judgment or tragic flaw, is the cause of the tragedy in a play. In Jean Racine's "Phaedra", three characters exhibit these characteristics; however Phaedra most responsible for the c ... alamity making her the tragic heroine.The tragic hero manifests both good and evil characteristics. Phaedra, the stepmother of Hippolytus, demonstrated her poor qualities when she had him banished bec ...

(1 pages) 50 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Tartuff And Pheadra

re mentioned ways. This essay will focus on the act or acts of the above in Tartuffe by Moliere and Phaedra by Racine.In Moliere's Tartuffe, the primary action of the play is focused upon the deceptio ... ars, with his own ears, Tartuffe trying to seduce his wife. It is then the ruse is over.In Racine's Phaedra, deception is manifest in the accusations of Oenone against Hippolytus. Phaedra, the queen a ...

(5 pages) 18 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


Theseus and His Petulant Decisions If you have read Jean Racine's Phaedra you know what I have been through in my life. What a hero's welcome, I was expecting maybe a ... d have just stayed away from that lust-filled and deceitful city of Troezen. How could my beautiful Phaedra fall in love with someone else, and what makes it even worse, she fell in love with my own f ... ile I was away.Oenone sure didn't help me out. She was telling me that my son tried to rape my wife Phaedra. Of course when I heard this I was completely enraged. I am so mad at my self for believing ...

(4 pages) 13 0 3.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Morals In Hippolytus

ed to the warning against disrespecting the gods, but can be applied to any situation. For example, Phaedra is willing to die in order to preserve her so far perfect reputation, saying ?I would not wi ... the human race... an evil pest... noxious weeds... hateful... evil....? The revenge constructed by Phaedra on hearing these insults, provoked by her ?situation? with Hippolytus, is reminiscent of Eur ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Phaedra's Relationship with Shame in Act 3, Scene 1

98301Comparative Literature 2BWDiscussion 1BNovember 25, 2008Relationship Between Love and Fate in "Phaedra"In "Phaedra", Jean Racine uses the model of a Greek tragedy in order to express his personal ... change the course that God has set for them. Racine's unique views have been exhibited in his play "Phaedra", where he uses Venus, the goddess of love, as the driving force behind predestination. Phae ...

(6 pages) 12 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analyzing the Meaning of Honesty and Dishonesty in Society

e. In this ancient greek tragedy a goddess attempts to destroy Hippolytus by making his stepmother, Phaedra, fall in love with him in an awkward turn of events. The truth of Phaedra’s love for Hi ...

(4 pages) 1466 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays