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Unformatted text preview: • Irrevocable circumstances – once the characters are set in actions, there is no way around it. Classical hero has character attributes of passionate nature and a strong sense of will -> this extremity leads to his demise. o A destiny. • Responsibility and acceptance – the play puts the human suffering into moral context in order to accept tragedy. People own up the actions. o Learn about place in the world and truth in us. o Pentheus’ mother owns up to killing her son • Tragicomic tone o Dark humor and moments of levity o Ex: Pentheus is dressing himself in woman’s clothes. Reversal in his role (concerned about his looks as a woman)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course DRAM 115 taught by Professor Adamdavidson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08
- The Bacchae