Euripides V Topics for Discussion

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Compare Electra's murder of her mother with Polyneices bringing an army to fight Thebes. Are their actions justified?

Evaluate Clytemnestra's justifications of the murder of Agamemnon. Is she judged too harshly by the peasants and by her son and daughters?

Are Dionysus' punishments of the people of Thebes too harsh? He exiles Agave for murder. Is this punishment justified, even though he incited Agave to murder?

Eteocles is considered in the wrong by the chorus and by his mother Jocasta. Evaluate his reasons for not sharing the throne with his brother Polyneices. Are they justified?

Why does Polyneices bring an army against his beloved Thebes, instead of accepting his brother's proposition to live in Thebes, though not as its ruler?

Who is more responsible for Clytemnestra's death, Electra or Orestes?

In The Bacchae, why is Pentheus unable to recognize that Dionysus is a god, even when he...

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