core essay 2

core essay 2 - Obial 1 Jon Obial Prof. Goss Core 115-D...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Obial 1 Jon Obial Prof. Goss Core 115-D 2/4/08 Love in Alcestis The great power of love is something that is prevalent in everyday life and also in the enlightening words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the apostle Paul. Both men used the idea of love to promote their ideas and to create a better environment for all. Their words outline some of the important situations in Euripides’ Alcestis , and provide interesting insight into the events that take place. Some of the key moments in Alcestis involved the different relationships between Admetos and Alcestis and also with Heracles. These relationships seem to uphold important ideas of both Dr. King and Paul as the story takes place. The relationship that exists between Admetos and his wife, Alcestis, brings about strong ideas of love and its true meaning. The love that is between them is tested as Alcestis decides to sacrifice her own life to save Admetos. By taking the place of her husband, she asks him not to marry again for the sake of their children: “…give them no stepmother to envy my royal birth and vent her jealousy in harsh oppression of these children…A stepmother comes in like an enemy to children…”
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CORE 115 taught by Professor Goss during the Spring '08 term at Valparaiso.

Page1 / 3

core essay 2 - Obial 1 Jon Obial Prof. Goss Core 115-D...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online