Euripides' Depiction of Hecuba in "Hecuba" and "The Trojan Woman"- Ancient Greek Literature

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History 301: This 2 paged double spaced essay discusses the different ways in which Euripides portrays Hecuba in his two plays. Though the two characters are theoretically the same person, her methods of coping with loss and grief differ between the two works.

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Hecuba in Euripides Hecuba and The Trojan WomenAccording to ancient Greek mythology, Hecuba was the wife of King Priamand Queen of Troy during the age of the Trojan War. In two plays by Euripides setafter the fall of Troy, Hecuba (c. 424 BC) and The Trojan Women (c. 416 BC), Hecubais the main character who must cope with enslavement and the loss of everythingthat she holds dear. Although the two characters are theoretically the same person,her methods of coping with loss and grief differ between the two works.In Euripides Hecuba, following the destruction of Troy, Odysseus approac
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