Classical Drama: "Phaedra" Comparison Essay by Top Papers

Classical Drama: "Phaedra"
This paper compares Seneca's brutal ending in the book "Phaedra" with the endings of Jean Racine and Sarah Kane.
# 138965 | 2,250 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (General)


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Description:

The paper relates that in Seneca's "Phaedra", Hippolytus's innocence is declared by Phaedra when she recants her confession of his crime of rape against her, and Phaedra then kills herself feeling ashamed and unworthy of life. The paper describes how Theseus, Phaedra's husband, regrets cursing his son and causing his death and he expresses his remorse and sorrow by giving Hippolytus an honorable and proper burial. The paper notes that Theseus does not feel the same sorrow and remorse for his wife; Phaedra is not given a proper burial after her suicide.

From the Paper:

"In Seneca's "Phaedra', Hippolytus's innocence is declared by Phaedra when she recants her confession of his crime of rape against her. Phaedra then kills herself feeling ashamed and unworthy of life. Theseus, Phaedra's husband, regrets cursing his son and causing his death. He expresses his remorse and sorrow by giving Hippolytus an honorable and proper burial."

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