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The Bacchae

One of the fundamental roles of the Chorus in Euripides's work is to provide a counterpoint to the forces of doubt and skepticism towards the divine. Euripides himself was not very fond of the...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2014 12:33 am UTC

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The Bacchae

An important part of a comparison between Dionysus and Pentheus in relation to the rites of passage relates to the kratos, or the power to rule. For Dionysus, his kratos descends to him from his...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2013 4:04 pm UTC

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The Bacchae

Deception, especially disguise and mistaken identity, are at the core of the plots of both Twelfth Night and The Bacchae. In Twelfth Night, Viola deceives Duke Orsino and the countess Olivia by...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2021 9:55 pm UTC

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The Bacchae

The main ways that Euripides challenges the traditions of tragedy in The Bacchae have to do not with the substance of the play but rather the way that it violates certain generic conventions. As we...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2018 9:42 pm UTC

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The Bacchae

Here are some key points in The Bacchae: RULES can STIFLE The Bacchae warns people that following rules too striclty can be harmful for society. Rules have their place, but they can also be...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2013 9:59 pm UTC

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The Bacchae

Pentheus does not believe that Dionysus is a divinity. He believes that what the women are doing is for a false god and that it is immoral. When the women went to the woods to begin their...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2009 2:27 am UTC

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