Fates and Furies - Fates: Chapter 6 – 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 – Mathilde realizes how great “The Antigonad” could have been had Leo not drowned himself. She then reads through the opera, which is a modern, modernist retelling of the play.

Chapter 7 – Leo is part of a four-person panel on the future of theater. When domestic life is put down, Leo points out that people who create are so narcissistic that they assume their way of living is the model for all others. He says wives are better human beings than their husband creators. While this earns wild applause, his noting of traditional gender roles and functions, such as women bearing children, does not go over well with the audience. One of the female students calls him a misogynist afterwards. Lotto is devastated to learn his words have hurt Mathilde as well, though he doesn’t regret articulating his beliefs. Mathilde explains his words...

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