What are some excerpts from the play that shows represents gender, gender
conflict and gender inequality.
Blest, they are truly blest who all their lives
have never tasted devastation. For others, once
the gods have rocked a house to its foundations
the ruin will never cease, cresting on and on
from one generation on throughout the race—
like a great mounting tide
driven on by savage northern gales,
surging over the dead black depths
roiling up from the bottom dark heaves of sand
and the headlands, taking the storm’s onslaught full-force,
roar, and the low moaning
echoes on and on
as in ancient times I see the sorrows of the house,
the living heirs of the old ancestral kings,
piling on the sorrows of the dead
and one generation cannot free the next-
some god will bring them crashing down,
the race finds no release.
And now the light, the hope
springing up from the late last root
in the house
by the long, bloody knife swung by the gods of death
by a senseless word
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