TIME, SPACE, AND SYMBOL IN IPHIGENIE. BY JOHN C. LAPP. RACINE is generally conceded to have observed more closely than any of his contemporaries. In fact, Racine’s treatment of the Aulis episode in his Iphigénie is very sparing of references to that episode’s antecedents as established by the mythological. For more information, please contact [email protected] Repository Citation. Ekstein, N. (). The destabilization of the future in Racine’s Iphigénie. French .

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Clytemenestre entrusts her daughter to Achille and rushes off to petition the king.

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Lanfear rated it liked it Mar 05, Her mother’s entreaties are met with a similar response; she iiphigenie to make her own way to the sacrificial altar.

C’est l’histoire d’un roi qui doit sacrificier sa fille par un ordre divin.

This source of this revelation is somewhat dacine and can be viewed as the fortuitous workings of a divine or supernatural providence looking out for the affairs of men, or a carefully calculated maneuver of very human Realpolitik. Agamemnon eventually appears, blaming her for her daughter’s delay.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Daniel d’alessandro rated it really liked it Feb 10, Jean Racine died in from cancer of the liver.


In turn astonished and confused by her presence in Aulis, Achille expresses his dismay at the efforts of the Greek leaders to prevent his marriage. Ifigenia crede di non essere amata da Achille e che ipigenie ami Erifile, Achille crede iphkgenie non essere amato seppur brevemente da Ifigenia. I read Racine, but what I hear is I read this in an evening catching up on my European theatr At drama A level I spent just over a year studying Greek theatre and its tropes.

Iphigenia is the racin, beloved daughter and tragic heroine. This play is about the personal and social struggles that Agamemnon faces between his wife Clytemnestrawho does not want to see her daughter sacrificed, and the Greek kings, who want to sail off to Troy and are looking for any sign of weakness in Agamemnon so they they may depose him.

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Achille appears to inform Agamemnon of his good news and of the high priest Calchas’ predictions of favourable winds. Rationalism meets Le Romanesque: He must have several, four, many!

Alban Lecloirec rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Achille’s efforts to save her; Agamemnon’s continuing hesitation despite the secrecy of the sacrificial victim’s name. He also uses formal language in these poems, which contrasts dramatically with his violent or […]. Clytemnestre is beside herself with grief and despair, conjuring up the god of thunder at the end of her apocalyptic invocations.


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Notify me of new comments via email. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The whole ‘virginity is honor’ thing is worth remarking on because look at the trouble it causes.

It is difficult to tell, though I suspect that since we are in an age of rationalism at the time of the writing of this particular play, Racine is probably questioning, and using the fickle Greek gods as a platform, the nature of the Christian god. Posted in LiteratureTheater Tags: Iphigenia in Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides. Iphigenia in Tauris Very popular play at the time of its writing ‘s but has become old fashioned and is rarely shown now.

Although primarily a tragedian, Racine wrote one comedy. Dec 05, Ali rated it liked it. Books by Jean Racine. Jul 11, Lisajean rated it really liked it Shelves: Frank said this on February 28, at