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The Trojan Women


Inside the prison, the city's captive women await their fate. Stalking the antiseptic confines of its mother and baby unit is Hecuba, the fallen ... Show synopsis

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  • Great Oct 2, 2007
    by Selina

    Euripidese writes an excellent drama. I had to read this for a woman's studies class, but this play is entertaining. I probably wouldn't have read it on my own or at least not until I found out how great Euripedes really was.

    Euripedes tend to write great women character, a hard task for the male point of view. His women are beleivable and though they suffer throughout the play they keep their dignity. The men are the ones shown as ignorant and cruel. After the trojan war the women are tormented by the greek men. The heros of the Greek army are shown as ruthless monsters slaughtering young girls and tossing children into the ocean.

    This book also explores the culture. The practice of destroying memory is shown here. This is a great play, heavy with plot, and well thought out suspense.

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