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They all have blindnesses that keep them from seeing and understanding others with empathy and these blindnesses result in tragedy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Euripides, with an English translation by David Kovacs. I agree with Theseus, who eurjpides to him: So what we seem to see here is the struggle between sexuality and celibacy.


Fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays also survive. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He immediately bans Hippolytus from the country.

Once again the Greeks are powerless to shape their destinies, and become mere pawns in the games of the gods.

Hippolytus (play) – Wikipedia

I can neither side with Hippolytus nor with Phaedra. The notes were clearly headed and organised, so I could easily cast my eyes over them and decide which subjects I wanted more insight into, and which related to aspects of the text I wasn’t so interested in, and thus could skip.

Importancia de la nodriza en la trama. Theseus comes home to find his wife has hanged herself. Jarasari rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Seriously, it is not a comforting idea, even though Phaedra is not his mother by birth.


Do not annihilate me! Moreover, the nasty conservatism comes out as a regular misogyny, as he highlights that “alone, Medea, will prove that women are an accursed race” ll. For one thing, he’s an unrepentant misogynist.

Get to Know Us. Hippolytus is too rustic for all that, preferring the “free and innocent” life of the country l. Phaedra explains that she must starve herself and die with her honour intact. Back to the play itself, my knowledge of tragic plays was effectively entirely Shakespeare-based before reading this, which meant I had certain expectations.

I had to read it for my Greek Tragedies class. In fact it is a very human grief reaction to act and blame before rationally thinking about what has been occurring. The chorus is too stupid to see that they have Mr. Begin typing your search term above and press enter to search.

Could it be the result of ancient peoples turning from their authentic Creator and worshiping false gods and ultimately becoming enslaved by their own falsehood? I suspect, though, that if we look at Theseus’ reaction to Phaedra’s death then we will see the grief cycle and one aspect is denial followed by blame and then later on comes acceptance.

Press ESC to cancel. In this play, all characters, the humans and gods, have imperfections and can be jealous and brutal in vengeance. The chorusconsisting of young married women of Troezen, enters and describes how Theseus’s wife, Phaedra has not eaten or slept in three days.


The nurse and the chorus are shocked. Because the chorus is sworn duripides secrecy, they cannot tell Theseus why she killed herself. He reacts with a furious tirade and threatens to tell his father, Theseus, everything as soon as he arrives.

For gods should be wiser hipooito mortals. This has led her to initiate a plan of vengeance on Hippolytus. Down 52, this week. Paperbackpages. Luciana Nasser marked it as to-read Sep 21, The influence of the deities is in a more apparent presence.

Recensão a: EURIPIDES – Hipólito

The play presents two goddesses who represent two aspects of the human spirit in conflict: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. She has left a tablet on which she has written that Hippolytus has raped her. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This page was last edited on 27 Julyat She decides that the best way out is to commit suicide, which she does by hanging euripidds. When Hippolytus went to Athens two years previously Aphrodite inspired PhaedraHippolytus’ stepmother, to fall in love with him.

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