42 pages 1 hour read



Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 428

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Essay Topics


Analyze how the gods are portrayed in the text. What does Euripides suggest about the nature of divinity? In what ways are Aphrodite, Artemis, and/or Poseidon similar or different to one another?


How are ideas of agency depicted in the play? To what extent, if any, do characters still have (or believe they have) agency even when faced by the power of the gods and fate?


Compare and contrast the different moral codes explored in the play. How do different characters conceive of morality? What do their moral codes reveal about their characterization and motivations? How do they illustrate some of the play’s key ideas?