Literature, literary criticism, heroes, ancient Greece, plays, myth
Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Classics | Comparative Literature | English Language and Literature
The three plays I shall be examining in this paper are Euripides' Hippolytus, Jean Racine's Phaedra, and Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms. These plays are complementary in two important ways. First, each of the three plays is a tragic drama; attempting to merge the abstract and universal considerations of tragedy within the more particular and immediate realities of drama. Secondly, all three plays are either based on or adapted from the ancient Greek myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus. Thus there exists between three plays a common ground of both subject and structure, which invites their comparison.
Department 1 Awarding Honors Status
English: Literature and Writing
Bell, D. (1976). The Dark Journey: A Study of Three Tragic Heroes (Undergraduate honors thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from https://inspire.redlands.edu/cas_honors/562