Vestiges of Greek tragedy in three modern plays - Eequus, A View from the Bridge and Long Day's Journey into Night

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This thesis analyses three modern plays that are identified as modern tragedies, Equus, A View From the Bridge and Long Day̕s Journey Into the Night, to find out whether they share certain themes with classical Greek tragedies. These themes are namely values and conflict, hamartia and learning through suffering. Three Greek plays, Agamemnon, Oedipus Rex and Medea will be used as foils to conduct this comparative study. The study will aim to support the view that these major themes appear both in ancient Greek and modern tragedies.


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Citation Formats
Y. Yazgan (Uzunefe), “Vestiges of Greek tragedy in three modern plays - Eequus, A View from the Bridge and Long Day’s Journey into Night,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2003.