Hecuba - Lost child(death of innocence Betrayal of...

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Hecuba - Opens with child o Signifies hope o Signifies one who needs to grow into maturity of good character Society/family is vital for this process o Dead child Vulnerability of youth - Fragility of Goodness - Role of Community - Nature vs. Nurture (Custom) - Nomos o Line 838 “true, I am a slave…” Hecuba to Agamemnon o We are responsible for keeping customs alive and well - Hecuba’s new nomos o Was noble queen o Even great queen can be corrupted
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Unformatted text preview: Lost child (death of innocence) Betrayal of friend (death of trust) Friend commits crime out of greed alone o These crimes defile and poison Hecuba o New Hecuba is all about revenge o Euripides “says” to Aeschylus I see how you’ve shown us to create civilization I’m showing how its reversible (fragile goodness) o Fragility of our political and secular creations...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course POLI 1001 taught by Professor Eubanks during the Spring '05 term at LSU.

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