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Medea vs. Antigone: Compare

The two Greek plays, Medea and Antigone both exhibit opening scenes that serve numerous purposes. Such as establishing loyalties, undermining assumptions on the part...

Medea: A Civilized Barbarian

The term "Barbarian" is Greek in origin. The Greeks originally levied it at any races who were not of a Greek origin; especially those...

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare: Comedy or Tragedy

Measure for Measure, the last of Shakespeare's great comedies, is also the darkest of his comedies, and represents his transition to tragic plays. This...

A Tragedy Makes A Hero

A tragedy can be described and executed in many ways, whether it is through cinema, television or a play for theatre, as long as...

Oedipus the King: Appetite for Destruction

Of all the tragedies that Greek playwright Sophocles created in his illustrious career, the one that stands out as his masterpiece, and quite possibly...

Three Female Characters in Greek Tragedies

In the times of the ancient Greeks, women had an unpretentious role. They were expected to do take on the accepted role of a...

The Tragedy Of The Black Death

Imagine yourself alone on a street corner, coughing up bloody mucous each time you exhale. You are gasping for a full breath of air,...

The Modern Tragedy: Death Of A Salesman

A form of drama in which a person of superior intelligence and character is overcome by the very obstacles he/she is struggling to remove...