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Unformatted text preview: she plotted, slaughtered her own lawful husband. (The Odyssey , Book 11: ll. 484-487) In the epic and tragic works that we have read, the Greeks seem to emphasize personal responsibility for action--that is, at least for male characters. Are female characters, in their role as wife and mother, portrayed differently in this regard? What are the consequences for female characters who take action in response to their circumstances? The quotation above takes a position on this question, such women are to be considered deadly and bestial. Is that position just? Using two of the following Greek female figures Penelope, Clytaemnestra, Antigone, Phaedra, and Jocasta compare or contrast the two women on the Greek idea of taking personal responsibility for action. Length: 4-5 pages. Due: After lecture, Tuesday March 10. Late papers will be penalized by the subtraction of one-third letter grade per day. Dont forget turnitin.com!...
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