Opposing forces skepticism versus piety, reason versus irrationality, greek versus foreign, male versus female/androgynous, civilization versus savagery this play is extremely complex, and any attempt to boil it down to basic themes will oversimplify the depth and richness of the work many of the themes. In euripides' bacchae, careful examination of the character dionysus illuminates discrepancies in action based on gender ultimately, dionysus' effeminate nature compounded with his subversive measures toward women and male proclivities suggest an inherent duality dionysus' vacillation between masculine and. Even though our society is drifting from these extremely sexist views, opinions like these are still widely held women were mistreated much the same in the ancient greek civilizations the views of our society, regarding the social and sexual roles of women, are mirrored in the ancient greek tragedy, the bacchae the idea.
We want the audience to embrace those feelings as we take them on this journey ” the term 'ancient greek tragedy' may conjure imagery of old men in togas, dryly musing over philosophical texts however, fruits suggested contemporary audiences need not doubt “the bacchae”is a frenzied roller-coaster.
Characters i use euripides' three greek tragedies--medea, the trojan women, and the bacchae--as the source texts for new versions of the plays by women writers i draw on lynda hart's triad contemporary circumstances and perspectives, but also from the women's point of view, finding a frame for women's untold,.
Aristophanes lampooned him mercilessly the comic playwright made fun of euripides's use of language and his characters' tendency to spout the new fangled philosophies of socrates like his buddy socrates, euripides's ideas were hard for mainstream athens to swallow this was due in part to his progressive ideas.
Euripides' final masterpiece, the bacchae, is uniquely centred on dionysus, the god of the athenian theatre as well as one of the most intriguing deities in the ancient greek pantheon throughout the play, which itself explains the establishment of dionysus' cult in greece, the tragedian includes many elements that were.