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Unformatted text preview: Dionysus is taken to Pentheus, King of Thebes Pentheus is both intrigued by Dionysus, at the same time is angry and rejects him Pentheus: woman are getting drunk and releasing sexually in the forests? Pentheus taunts Dionysus [curly locks], Dionysus takes it to let him commit hubris, tells him you dont know the limits of your strength [b/c Pentheus means pain], you will find out who you really are, Dionysus destroys palace, does a bunch of things to Pentheus people Pentheus is intrigued by all this When army intrudes, havoc occurs Rationalizes watching women in the forest in their rituals, Dionysus tells Pentheus to dress up in womens clothing and sneak up on them, women see him and rip him apart like he were an animal Culture depends on these liminal zones and culture in general Garden of the Hesperides...
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- The Bacchae