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dc.contributor.advisor Melaney, William D. Nasser, Nada Ghazy 2015-01-12T06:55:46Z 2014 Fall en_US 2015-01-12
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate the conflict between the Dionysian, considered as a principle of heightened excess, and social constraint as demonstrated in three different texts from distinct time periods. I will demonstrate how patriarchal and repressive social norms can demolish the sense of individuality that is assumed to be central to society as a whole. The conflict between these two tendencies as expressed in Euripides’s The Bacchae continues to resound in the modern world and explains how a disregard for the Dionysian can lead to destruction and chaos. In this thesis, this conflict, rather than the opposition between Apollo and Dionysos as presented by Nietzsche in The Birth of Tragedy, is discussed in terms of Euripides’s The Bacchae, Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, and Marguerite Duras’s Moderato Cantabile. In re-examining the myth of Dionysos, I discuss in conclusion the importance of acknowledging the Dionysian, the danger of over-conforming to standards of constraint, and how the neglect of the Dionysian can lead to destruction, chaos, and disorder. en_US
dc.format.extent 47 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Dionysos en_US
dc.subject Dionysus en_US
dc.subject Apollo en_US
dc.subject Apollonian en_US
dc.subject Dionysian en_US
dc.subject excess en_US
dc.subject constraint en_US
dc.subject anima en_US
dc.subject The Bacchae en_US
dc.subject Hedda Gabler en_US
dc.subject Moderato Cantabile en_US
dc.subject Duras en_US
dc.subject Ibsen en_US
dc.subject Euripides en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Euripides. Bacchae.
dc.subject.lcsh Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906. Hedda Gabler.
dc.subject.lcsh Duras, Marguerite. Moderato cantabile.
dc.subject.lcsh Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
dc.title Re-examining the Myth of Dionysos: A study of Euripides, Ibsen, and Duras en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline English and Comparative Literature en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of English and Comparative Literature en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Abdel Nasser, Tahia
dc.contributor.committeeMember Shoukri, Doris

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