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SFUENGL 103WTorsten KehlerFall

Intro to Oedipus the King and Sophocles

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3 Oct 2011
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The oresteia is about: chthonic forces, such as the furies; about the power of revenge and how difficult it is; about hatred, war and rage; about choic
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SFUENGL 103WTorsten KehlerFall

Intro lecture to the Oresteia by Aeschylus

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All kinds of events have subsequent events, with the highly charged concept of revenge or vengeance. An action will resolve in violence, and that viole
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SFUENGL 103WTorsten KehlerFall

Ancient Greek Culture

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Ancient greek culture served as a beginning for numerous things we use today, such as democracy (demos) and theatre (theria=spectate, see a spectacle).
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SFUENGL 103WTorsten KehlerFall

Athenian Theatre

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3 Oct 2011
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Athenian theatre: prized and valued competition, included theatre in competitive culture. We have access to 46 complete plays by greek playwrights, who
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SFUENGL 103WTorsten KehlerFall

Theme of revenge in Greek tragedy

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3 Oct 2011
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For the greeks events didn"t occur in isolation, they were all connected. The gods and goddesses of the greeks were very capricious and unpredictable.
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SFUENGL 103WTorsten KehlerFall

Themes of the Oresteia

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The chorus in greek tragedy has no defined role, role depends on the play. They make editorial comments and generalize the views athenians would have a
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SFUENGL 103WTorsten KehlerFall

ENGL 103W Lecture Notes - Thesis Statement

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3 Oct 2011
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In fact, the oresteia is about a theme: the replacement of revenge by justice. In my essay (in the essay that follows), i will (intend to) threat this
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