By Francis M. Dunn

Euripides is a notoriously frustrating and debatable playwright whose concepts, in keeping with Nietzsche, introduced Greek tragedy to an early demise. Dunn right here argues that the notorious and synthetic endings in Euripides deny the viewer entry to a strong or authoritative analyzing of the play, whereas suggestions in plot and finishing opened tragedy as much as a medley of comedian, parodic, and narrative impulses. half One explores the dramatic and metadramatic makes use of of novel last gestures, equivalent to aetiology, ultimate prophecy, go out traces of the refrain, and deus ex machina. half exhibits how experimentation in plot and finishing toughen each other in Hippolytus, Trojan Women, and Heracles. half 3 argues that during 3 past due performs, Helen, Orestes, and Phoenician Women, Euripides devises greatly new and untragic methods of representing and figuring out human event. Tragedy's End is the 1st complete research of closure in classical literature, and may be of curiosity to various scholars and scholars.

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