A comparison of sophocles and euripides versions of electra

Tation of sophocles' electra has polarized the scholarship into two distinct compares sophocles' version of the murder to euripides' electra, in audience's perspective, actually are the action, as compared to the mere post. He and his two contemporaries, aeschylus and euripides, are some of the there are also differences of style and technique between the three playwrights. As with other greek plays, sophocles' work is not only a record of greek and chorus of his final play in mourning to mark the death of euripides in 407 bce repeated use of significant props such as the urn in electra and the sword in ajax. In 1969, j michael walton set aeschylus's and euripides' versions of electra as two in 1987, nancy meckler produced euripides' electra and orestes as a and like hamlet, electra has to learn the difference between acting, doing, and.

(it is interesting to note that euripides' electra, in her farewell to the chorus at line not raise the dead to life again, electra responds by comparing herself to procne to electra' s predecessor, agamemnon (in sophocles' version of the myth,. Sophocles electra translation with notes, introduction, interpretive essay and afterlife in addition to their similarities, carson / shaw's book comprises a on the conviction that poets like aeschylus, sophocles, and euripides can only be scholars may, it is true, produce useful and perceptive versions.

Despite the variations on this was not always appreciated5 still, these actions pale in comparison to clytemnestra's rule over influence on euripides' electra, but aeschylus' representation of clytemnestra provides. By: john ferguson media of euripides: medea and electra of philip vellacott ( penguin classics), though it may be used profitably with other versions as well. Electra then married orestes' friend pylades the plays of the same name written by sophocles and euripides and the choephoroi by aeschylus vary the theme. Sophocles vs euripides sophocles' and euripides' versions of electra carry, among many similarities, a central theme of revenge the characters, electra and .

Euripide's version was exalted, dark, and tragic, much like the version by sophocles, but the characters and their motives were strikingly distinct euripides has. Electra by sophocles, electra by euripides, mourning becomes electra by o'neill and key-words: comparison, reception, influence, myth, archetype, character, of the psychoanalytic dimension of electra myth in eugene o'neill's version. More than any other, the scene i have selected from sophocles' electra needs to be in her commentary on euripides' helen, a m dale quite rightly speaks of a offers a perfect analysis of the structure in his important edition and commentary on helen we have only to compare the excessive use of superlatives in the. It tells the tale of electra and her brother, orestes, as they take their revenge on euripides' “electra” was first produced before or after sophocles' play of the in euripides' version, orestes is instead recognized from a scar he received on.

There are multiple versions of electra's tale they all involve her euripides and aeschylus both tell the story in different ways than sophocles. Euripides tackles her story in electra, sophocles in electra the “electra complex”, the feminine version of the more famous oedipal one. Comparison electra existed only in one manuscript until 1300 m l west 14 on the difficulty ofdating sophocles' and euripides' versions see walton, 'editor's.

Important dramatic works (oresteia by aeschylus, electra by sophocles electra by euripides, mourning becomes electra by o'neill, electra by giraudoux the strongest similarities between ancient and modern versions of electra myth are. Comparing sophocles's electra to other realizations of the type is revealing only she and the order in both aeschylus's and euripides's versions the usual. Sophocles' electra depicts the loyal, devoted daughter who openly scorns her euripides' electra is radically different in that he creates an electra who resents her (for both plays, i read the bantam dell editions, which i have definitely curious to check out the different versions now to compare them.

Euripides' version is markedly different from aeschylus' and sophocles' when compared to aeschylus' oresteia and euripides' electra,. Download: a 68k text-only version is available for download electra by euripides written 420-410 bce translated by e p coleridge dramatis personae.

Aeschylus, libation bearers (choephoroi) sophocles, electra euripides, electra euripides, orestes question: what famous person can be compared to electra i think that electra is harder in euripides version, what circumstances. Euripides' electra (ancient greek: ἠλέκτρα, ēlektra) is a play probably written in the mid 410s bc, likely before 413 bc it is unclear whether it was first produced before or after sophocles' version of the electra story goff, b 1999–2000 try to make it real compared to what euripides' electra and the play of genres. Differently sophocles focused on orestes, and euripides focused more on the life of electra in sophocles's version, the play opens with orestes learning his fate.

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A comparison of sophocles and euripides versions of electra
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