Eurydice Symbols & Objects

Sarah Ruhl
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Death

In this play, death does not symbolize a final separation. Instead, it symbolizes a passage from the world above to the underworld. Communication between the two worlds is possible, provided someone who is dead does not lose his or her memories. Eurydice's father writes to her from the underworld when she is in the world above, and Orpheus writes letters to Eurydice while she is in the underworld. This shows a bond of love is strong enough to surmount any barriers separating the world above from the underworld. When Eurydice and her father face a second death that promises a more permanent separation due to their losing their memories, they do so by choice.

Love

There are many types of love portrayed in this play, and each one has a different symbolic significance. The love between Eurydice and her father is based on mutual understanding and...

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