Honors Bachelor of Arts

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Faculty Advisor

Thesis Director: Dr. Kristen Renzi; HAB Course Director: Dr. Shannon Hogue




I will argue that through carefully constructed language, Andromache manipulates her status as an ideal, aristocratic woman in order to critique the masculine pursuit of kleos, thereby giving a voice to women like herself who are limited as women in their ability to speak out against the societal norms. I begin my argument by establishing the parameters of an ideal, aristocratic woman in ancient Greece and demonstrating ways in which Andromache fits this characterization. The larger expanse of my thesis is then devoted to my FPDA reading of Andromache’s speeches, and the conclusions drawn from my analyses. My final chapter is an exploration of Antigone, one of the women in later tragedy whom I argue has the ability to boldly disobey Creon because like Andromache, she uses her role as a proper woman and her duties as a woman to make her claims.

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