Æ Ανδρομάχη ✓ Download by ✓ Euripides This begins as the story of Andromache, and ends as the story of Peleus, father of Achilles Neither deserves the bitter life they get, although it is fitting that the son of Achilles, after murdering Priam in a temple, gets murdered himself in a temple back home in Greece In case Medea didn t make it clear, this play leaves no doubt that it is a bad idea for one man to have two wives.
This play ends with almost the same lines as Helen Past our telling, the ways of heaven.
The gods accomplish the unforeseen.
What all awaited, fails of achievement God arranges what none could dream.
Another beautiful play by the great Greek tragedian Euripides The play is centered on the life of Andromache, years after the sacking of Troy, brutal death of her husband Hector and son, and her enslavement It describes her miserable life as a slave and mistress to Achilles son Neoptolemus, and the threats she and her son face from his barren wife Hermione and her father Menelaus The play somehow sheds light on the difference between Spartan and Trojan ways of life in particular in the dialogue between Andromache and Hermione The play addresses a number of themes, such as the adverse consequences and misery war brings to people, the challenges and misfortunes life can bring upon individuals, the potential destructive impacts of morbid jealousy, loss of wealth, status, and authority, the importance of having children, the role of gods and their intervention in man s life, blind selfishness, murder as a way for achieving personal goals, and prejudice and hatred Spartan vs Trojans I loved the play so much, but, I loved in particular Thetis consolation and dialogue with her husband Peleus, as well as Peleus support to Andromache during her crises.
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After having read The Iliad I came across this play, it continues the story of one of the princesses of Troy, Andromache Troy has fallen and she is a reward for Neoptolemus, Achilles son, for the Mycenaeans winning the war The play starts with how Hermione, Neoptolemus s wife and Helen of Troy s daughter, is jealous of Andromache having her husband s love Angry, she wants to murder Andromache s son but this puts her in a precarious situation For a moment there things are not looking good for either women, as the play leads to a surprising conclusion.
One of the refreshing things about Euripides is how Andromache is strong and feisty, she s not afraid to talk back and fight for her son s life Almost to the end I was hooked but then it takes a different direction, one I had not expected On the last page I realised the play was really about the unpredictability of a person s life rather than love, revenge or murder.
A couple of weeks later I read the version by Racine it was a very different reading experience to this one revised on 31st October 2018 Jealousy Abounds14 June 2018 It was when I was reading Racine s version of this play that made me realise that there were a bunch of Euripidean plays that I had yet to review I ve pretty much read all of them back in the deep dark distant pre Goodreads days, but Euripides is one of those authors that I really can t do justice in writing a review based off memory or the Wikipedia entry , much in the same way that while I have read book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , it would besmirch Gene Wilder s name if I were to write a review without actually reading it again As it turns out, the Racine version and this version are two completely different beasts well, sort of For instance, there isn t this insane love triangle In fact, the whole idea of love really doesn t seem to come into it, but I suspect that has a lot to do with the cultural context of the respective plays Okay, people in 17th Century France didn t really marry for love either, sex yes, money yes, but not really love, but I better not go down that path that is fraught with danger Sure, the Greeks did have an understanding of love, but not in the sense that we understand it, and when it came to women, well, as far as the Ancient Greeks were concerned they just existed to bare children However, that doesn t necessarily mean that there wasn t any jealousy, and this play goes to demonstrate that The thing is that Andromache, Hector s wife, was taken back to Greece as a slave by Achilles son Neoptolemos She did have a child, but the child was thrown from the walls of Troy by the Greeks least he grow up and seek revenge against his father s death by coming after Neoptolemos Anyway the catch is that Andromache has had another child, this one Neoptolemos which is another point where Racine departs since Neoptolemos and Andromache never got jiggy with it in his play and this seems to raise a concern for Hermionie who happens to have problems baring children herself This is where it gets a little complicated because all of Achilles relatives don t want anything to be done to the boy, and they particularly don t want anything to done to Andromache However, Hermione, who happens to be Menelaus daughter, basically wants both of them dead, and Menelaus is sort of on board with this though his father isn t all that thrilled about the idea Anyway, after getting her to hold off for a bit, Orestes comes along, and they both run off together and put paid to Neoptolemos as he is returning home from Delphi why they ended up killing him is beyond me maybe it s the jealousy factor Yeah, the guy who wrote the introduction seemed to think this was a bit of a problem play as well Then again, at the time Athens was at war with Sparta, and they do seem to heap scorn upon Menelaus, who happens to be king of Sparta In fact they carry on about how much of a war monger he is, and he should have basically left Helen to her own devices and stayed home though I suspect Agamemnon, who wanted to extend his imperial control, may have had a problem with this He then leaves to go and put down a rebellion in a city that is supposed to be owing fealty to them, so yeah, I get a feeling that this play is a bit of an anti Spartan tirade I could argue that this has something to do with the plight of women, and the plight of slaves, but then again, this is Ancient Greece, and Euripides really doesn t come across as being one of those anti slaver type of dudes Pro women, yeah, he seemed to have a problem with the treatment of women, if his plays are anything to go by, but the slaves, well, they weren t even Greek in most cases, and at least in Athens so technically they basically didn t count Anti War, well, yes, but then again that seemed to be a regular theme at the time, particularly since Athens seemed to be on the losing side for most of the conflict and how they lasted as long as they did is a miracle in itself, but then again it did have a lot to do with their navy, and the non existence of siege engines I m probably going to put this down as one of Euripides lesser plays, though it still has some charm about it Maybe one of the reasons that Racince sexed it up a bit was to give it a bit depth, and a lot bite I think I m going to go with Racine for this one.
Andromache Takes Place In The Aftermath Of The Trojan War Andromache Has Become A Concubine To Achilles Son, Neoptolemus, Bearing Him A Child, Molossus The Captive Andromache Is Haunted By Memories Of Her Former Life And By Her Love For Hector And Their Son Astyanax, Both Slain By The Greeks Who Are Now Her Masters