Posted: November 28th, 2013
Mourning becomes Electra: annotated bibliography
Alexander, Doris. Psychological Fate in Mourning Becomes Electra. Broadway: New York, 1953.Vol. 68, No. 5 pp. 923-934. Print. The author tries to address the reasons for disregard of human life in Greek society .The author exercises literature mastery in execution of the works. The author is portrayed as a thinker who poses physiological questions to the audience with regard to the societal themes depicted in the works and how the Greek fate plays out in the works. Information provided is sufficient to arrive at such a conclusion with the presence of evidence from the text to support the claims.
Kells, J. More Notes on Euripides’ Electra: The Classical Quarterly New Series. Cambridge: Massachusetts. 1966.Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 51-54.Print. The writer shows Electra as a lighter play in comparison to Oreste due to the crime committed by him. The play winds up on joyful note described by the writher as triumphant. The play is characterized by both tragic events and good events, which are however outshone by the tragic events. The article does not give factual events to support the claims thus it would not be sufficient to be used in the creation of a new article.
Kitzinger, Rachel. Classical Antiquity. Cambridge: Massachusetts, 1991. Vol. 10, No. 2 pp 298-327 .Print. The writer addresses matricide and considers Sopokhle as laid back in reaction to mother’s death. The literature to have gone out of its ethics since it portrays death as just an occurrence. The writer include the works for her deep knowledge of the .the text is written for the purpose of analyzing and expressing about the context of the text and the cultural themes that are evident in the text. The author is concerned as to why the character Sopokhile is not disturbed by matricide and the decision of the characters to condone murder. The author gives sufficient evidence that would aid in the construction of a new article with use of such information.
Lloyd, Michael. Realism and Character in Euripides’ “Electra”: Phoenix Brampton: Toronto.1986. Vol. 40, No. 1, 1986. pp. 1-19 .Print. The author shows how siblings in the play quest for revenge. The siblings are offended by the death of the one of their own. Electra has to live in a society where the average women is hardly recognized which is quite evident thus the writer fully gets his Ilion across to the audience. The writer show in the text that men in the ancient times were not chauvinistic against the women only the existing state laws were biased against women.
O’Neil, Eugene. Mourning Becomes Electra: Educational Theatre Journal. 1970. Vol. 22, No. 1 pp 93-97. Print. The author is addressing pain, horror and anguish in a family setting as the title of the works depicts sorrow. The author puts across a message of caution between close people both in a family and in friendship. There is sufficient evidence with excerpts from the text to arrive at the conclusions provided. The writer specifically describes the writer in numerous words with regard to his ability to write very uniquely to provoke the human thinking about societal issues that people take for granted. The author of the play is described as very creative as the play has the ability to connect with the audience ,keep them interested in every bit of the play and at the same time conveying the message it was intended for.
Woodard, Thomas Electra by Sophocles: The Dialectical Design Harvard Studies in Classical Philology. Cambridge: Massachusetts, 1964. Vol. 68, pp. 163-205 Print. The writer puts forth the importance of Electra in the trilogy. He expresses his thoughts as to why Electra is so significant to the play and the role she plays by contrasting her with Orestes .The text depicts dialectical interpretation, which is developed in part of the play. The writer’s creativity is echoed in most articles due to the creation of contrasting characters to come up with two sides described as fundamental duality, which results in harmony and resolution according to the writer.
Alexander, Doris. Psychological Fate in Mourning Becomes Electra. Broadway: New York, 1953.Vol. 68, No. 5 pp. 923-934. Print.
Kells, J. More Notes on Euripides’ Electra: The Classical Quarterly New Series, 1966.Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 51-54.Print.
Kitzinger, Rachel. Classical Antiquity. Cambridge: Massachusetts, 1991. Vol. 10, No. 2 pp 298-327 .Print.
Lloyd, Michael. Realism and Character in Euripides’ “Electra”: Phoenix .Brampton: Toronto. 1986. Vol. 40, No. 1, 1986), pp. 1-19 .Print.
O’Neil, Eugene. Mourning Becomes Electra: Educational Theatre Journal. 1970. Vol. 22, No. 1 pp 93-97. Print.
Woodard, Thomas Electra by Sophocles: The Dialectical Design Harvard Studies in Classical Philology. Cambridge: Massachusetts, 1964. Vol. 68, pp. 163-205 Print.
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