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  • Stories The Bhagavad Gita And Agamemnon
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    The Oxford American Dictionary describes war as a "strife (especially between two countries) " and an "open hostility between people". These definitions give a good perspective on war itself, but do not give an explanation of why wars occur. The dictionary also gives the definition of a pacifist as, "a person who totally opposes war, believing that disputes should be settled by peaceful means". In the novels The Bhagavad Gita and Agamemnon, the authors give not only a story of war, but reasons b...
  • Trilogy Of Revenge Between Agamemnon
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    Aeschylus was born in Eleusis, a Greek town near Athens, in 525 B.C. He was the first of the great Greek tragedians, preceding both Sophocles and Euripides, and is often credited with inventing tragic drama. Prior to Aeschylus, plays were primitive, consisting of a single actor and a chorus offering commentary. In his works, he added a "second actor" (often more than one) thus creating endless new dramatic possibilities. He lived until 456 B.C., fighting in the wars against Persia, and attaining...
  • Agamemnon And Menalaus And The Rabbit
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    Aeschylus was born in 525 B.C. and died in 466 B.C. He was the first of the three Athenian dramatists, the other two being Sophocles and Euripides. The first of Aeschylus' plays were laid open in 499. He was established as the founder of tragedy, according to Aristotle. He diminished the importance of the chorus and introduced a second actor. Between the years of 484 and 458, he won awards at the festival in the City Dionysia. He wrote more than ninety plays, but only seven survive. The oldest o...
  • Socrates Deals With Different Forms Of Corruption
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    In many works of literature there contains the nature of corruption and what the characters do to redeem themselves. Because these characters are human, they submit to corruption. In the books The Oresteian Trilogy by Aeschylus, "Hecuba", The Republic", Euthyphro"", Apology", and Crito, by Plato and Nicomachea n Ethics by Aristotle, the authors show different forms of corruption, and how it relates to the character. In the book The Oresteian Trilogy, almost all the characters give into the same ...
  • Play Agamemnon
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    The play Agamemnon, a Greek playwright written by Aeschylus, starts out after the fall of Troy at the palace of King Agamemnon. A watchman watching for a flare in the distance spots a light in the distance, signaling that the end of the war has finally come after many years. After the King comes home, the "chorus' (high authorities I think?) talks about the war and about the fact that it was fought over a woman. Around this time, the chorus is doubting whether or not the signal flare was true or...

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