Write an essay in which you compare and contrast the play
by Sophocles with the
by Susan Glaspell. You should focus on 3 or more of the following elements in your
essay: theme, character, setting, dialogue, stage directions, plot, and structure. Please consider 1
or more of the following questions in your essay
an example of ancient Greek drama, and how is
of modern drama? Ancient Greek drama is often characterized by a ritualistic tone. The
presence of a chorus is an example of this tone.
2.Is Susan Glaspell’s
an example of a feminist play? In a feminist story or play, the
female characters typically struggle to assert their rights in a society dominated by men.
3.The title character in Sophocles’ play
is often referred to as a tragic hero. A
tragic hero or heroine begins the play as a well-loved person of stature, but that stature
disappears, because of a tragic set of circumstances that (a) is foretold, (b) is inevitable,
and (c) is brought about by the hero’s or heroine’s own actions. Compare and contrast
Oedipus, Creon, or another character from
with Minnie Foster or another
Is Minnie a tragic heroine? Is Minnie’s tragic circumstance (being
arrested for and possibly convicted of murder after killing her husband) foretold,
inevitable, and brought about by her own actions, like Oedipus’s circumstance?