LIT230 essay - The Hidden Truth of Jealousy and Revenge 1 Tynea Page LIT 230 06 Professor Majeske The Hidden Truth of Jealousy and Revenge Euripides is

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The Hidden Truth of Jealousy and Revenge 1 Tynea Page LIT 230 06 Professor Majeske November 19, 2013 The Hidden Truth of Jealousy and Revenge Euripides is a Greek tragedian, known for his tragedians and was influenced by the philosophies of Socrates. Hippolytus being one play of Euripides, takes place in Troezen. There are two gods in the play that are the center of attention for there is a power struggle between the two: Aphrodite and Artemis who are near opposites. This conflict leads to the destruction of a family. This essay will argue that Hippolytus is oblivious to the revenge Theseus’ plans to pursue due to Theseus’s concealed relationship with Poseidon. In the beginning of the play the audience is introduced to the Goddess Aphrodite. She seems very godly, proclaiming her wrath towards Hippolytus; he who is the son of Theseus and an amazon. Aphrodite vows to “wreck that life that lives in stubbornness” due to Hippolytus’ refusal to worship her, but Artemis instead. (Euripides). She places a curse on Phaedra the wife of Theseus, which forces Phaedra to love her stepson. Hippolytus rejects Phaedra which results
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