Eurydice and Orpheus are considered some of the most known lovers, and tragic at that. Orpheus, son of Apollo, and Eurydice were inseparable. On their wedding night, while she was in the meadow, a viper bit her and sent her to the Underworld. Orpheus went to retrieve her, and through his determination, he was able to persuade Hades and Persephone through his musical talents to release his wife to him. As the son of Apollo, he was gifted musically and was known to soften the hearts of those around him with his songs. The only condition was that until they had reached the living world, his eyes must not lay upon her. Throughout the versions, the most changeable aspect is how the end of their tale occurred. In some tales, Eurydice had tripped and shouted out Orpheus’s name, and he turned back, losing her right before they had entered the light fully. In other tales, it was him being eager and losing the battle against temptation that he had turned to look at her. In Sarah Ruhl’s tale of Eurydice, she imagines the two lovers as playful children, naïve and unaware of the world around them. Along with this they are more like children than adult iconic lovers. In this tale, her father is also the god Hades, which adds more depth into why he had brought her down there.
The key thing that is associated with Eurydice would be a white wedding dress. Throughout all of the photos and stories, it is known that she is dressed in the virginal color. It is to show how pure she is and the
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl is about a woman who gets married, dies and then goes to the underworld and is reunited with her father, only to have her husband go to the underworld to find her, in the end Eurydice and her father dip themselves in the river, only to be discovered by Orpheus. Throughout the play, it seems like Eurydice loses some of the love that she has for her husband, Orpheus, and it is replaced by love for her father. Why does Eurydice call out Orpheus’ name?…
fall with mad with jealousy and threatens to kill Eurydice if she finds her anywhere near orpheus.
During the festival mira notice orpheus dancing with a girl who she thought was Eurydice cousin
but after a investigating she finds out that it was actually Eurydice that orpheus is dancing with.
Mira filled with anger starts to attack Eurydice with the intend to forever keep her away from
Orpheus. Eurydice who’s not a fighter first though is to run from Mira’s attack which she does.…
Ceyx and Alcyone, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Eryscithon and his Daughter are all brought to life with simplicity and faithfulness to Ovid. The language is beautiful, and in the cases of Bacchus and Phaeton, side-splitting. The tales give a great mixture of tragedy, chance, and hope.
The play Metamorphoses in my eyes was a great play; however where I was sitting made it difficult for me to see what was going on at all times.…
hrouded in secrecy, ancient mystery cults fascinate and capture the imagination. A pendant to the official cults of the Greeks and Romans, mystery cults served more personal, individualistic attitudes toward death and the afterlife. Most were based on sacred stories (hieroi logoi) that often involved the ritual reenactment of a death-rebirth myth of a particular divinity. In addition to the promise of a better afterlife, mystery cults fostered social bonds among the participants, called mystai. Initiation…
Although Hades does not allow his subjects to leave his domain, on several occasions he has granted permission, such as when Orpheus requested the return of his beloved Eurydice. ( Article “Hades”). He has a helmet that made him invisible given to him by the Cyclopes. He never leaves the underworld. He’s terrible and has no pity for anyone. Hades is a son of Chronus and Rhea, and a brother of Zeus and Poseidon. He was married to Persephone, the daughter of Demeter.…
English 12-Advanced Placement Literature and Composition
Summer 2014 Summer Assignment
Lindenhurst Senior High School
Dear AP Literature and Composition students:
Welcome to what will be an extremely rewarding and challenging course for your senior year. Because the background required for a course of this magnitude is great, it is invaluable to assign some work over the summer. It not only allows us to begin the vast preparation necessary for college and the national exam in May, but it keeps…
Attire: Black and blue
Culture/Geoleon 4 min
Character Sketches 2 min each (5 in total)
> Iganazi Lida & Leon
> Iganami Dorisa & Mandy
Identified Symbols 1 min each (5 in total)
> Norse Lidia + Rohan (Floating Bridge only)
> Greek Leon (up to Fire God)+ Rohan
> Egyptian Rohan
> JudoChristian Mandy (up to Water)
> Chinese Dorisa
Themes 2 min
> Every action has a reaction
Who are the gods???
Since the days when man lived in caves and struggled to survive, he has wondered about the world that surrounds him. What makes the sun rise and set? Why are there seasons? Where do things go when they die? To the ancient Greeks, there were simple explanations to all these questions – it was the gods! Things that seemed unexplainable could suddenly make sense when there were gods and goddesses involved. And these stories of the gods that the Greeks created to help make…
After Orpheus had lost his Eurydice he attempted to retrieve her from the Underworld but failed. But even after his ill-fated attempt left him sorrowful he was slew by a band of Maenads and his remains were buried at the foot of Mt. Olympus. The nightingale sung its sweetest then because of his sorrow and sacrifice (143-144).
3. When Ceyx left on his journey his wife, Alcyone was hoping and praying to Juno to make sure her husband was ok.…