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Animal Similes and Gender in the Odyssey and Oresteia

dc.contributor.advisorDoherty, Lillianen_US
dc.contributor.authorBraff, Johanna Leahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-20T05:38:21Z
dc.date.available2008-06-20T05:38:21Z
dc.date.issued2008-05-19en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/8211
dc.description.abstractThis thesis offers an overview of a selection of the animal similes within the Odyssey and the Agamemnon. I examine the ways in which the animal similes, reverse similes, and overall character portrayal are depicted within each work. I argue that these tools are used in order to reflect the genres of the two works and how neither completely adheres to the expectations of the gender roles, that is, what is expected of the male and female characters. The gender roles are more stable in the Odyssey as Penelope relies on her homophrosune with Odysseus, while the Agamemnon captures the chaos that occurs when the female does not remain within the female sphere.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.titleAnimal Similes and Gender in the Odyssey and Oresteiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentClassicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLanguage, Ancienten_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledGender Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLanguage, Ancienten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledOdysseyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledOresteiaen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGenderen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledWomenen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSimilesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAnimalsen_US


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