Eurydice Quotes

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It seems that here [in the underworld], you can better see the far reaching consequences of your actions.”
-- Eurydice's Father (Movement One: Scene 2)

Importance: This quote illustrates the understated humor in the play. Even after Eurydice's father dies and descends to the underworld, he still has the same job he had while he was alive. When he writes to his daughter that he can better see the consequences of his professional choices in the underworld, he conforms to the literary trope that humans do not recognize the significance of their actions until it is too late to change them. He also complicates that trope, because he has more self-awareness now that he is dead. This foreshadows Eurydice's experience, as she discovers increasing personal autonomy in the underworld.

I just got married, you see […L]ots of people do.”
-- Eurydice (Mivement One: Scene 3)

Importance: Since this play is a re-imagining of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice wherein Eurydice is the protagonist...

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