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Euripides(one of the three great play writers, the younger of the 3)- Hippolytus Hippolytus, son of Theseus o Virgin and follower of Artemis, renounces Aphrodite Anger of Aphrodite Phaedra, wife of Theseus- strikes love in her heart for her son; hippolytus o Love for her step-son o Theseus’ wishes Hippolytus’ entrance Ignores statue of Aphrodite Impious Offense Phaedra’s entrance with her nurse- Euripides scorns Aphrodite instead of just making Phaedra lust after her son, he makes her seem sympathetic. He also makes Hippolytus seem like a real ass Resolves to die Hippolytus’ reaction o Condemns women Death of Phaedra- she hangs herself and pins a note to herself
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Unformatted text preview: Phaedras letter- the letter claims that Hippolytus had assaulted and raped her. Theseuss reaction- starts ripping him a new one, Hippolytus honors his oath he made with the nurse and doesnt tell Exile of Hippolytus- is driven out of Athens by Theseus Death of Hippolytus- Theseus uses one of his three wishes with Poseidon. Crushed by horses Poseidons role- sends a sea monster to spook the horses Moral of the story Refusal of biological and social obligations- untamed sexual lust, and refusal of sexual lust...
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