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dc.creatorHoldridge, Shannon Michelle
dc.date.available2011-02-19T00:18:47Z
dc.date.issued2000-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/21398en_US
dc.description.abstractThe story of Helen of Troy is one that is firmly established in Greek mythology. Her character has survived many years of literary revmtings and analysis. Through her representations in mythology, she is often characterized as an object of seduction and treachery, as well as the cause of the Trojan War. The character of Helen, however, is a construct of patriarchal mythology. In addition to her associations with seduction and treachery, she is a mother, a wife, a sister, and a lover. Through each of these roles, her character fulfills and perpetuates patriarchal ideas about women. The result is that the figure of Helen acquires an unfavorable characterization, often drawing negative connotations. Critical readers, however, must examine the texts and look for fiuctures in the patriarchal ideology that lead to a more complex reading of the figure of Helen. Not only should the reader focus on Helen's acquisition of roles not normally ascribed to females within the patriarchal system, but also, m order to more evaluate more fully the figure of Helen, the reader should give attention to other characters with whom Helen shares characteristics, such as the Sirens.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.subjectTrojan War -- Literatureen_US
dc.subjectGreek literature -- History and criticismen_US
dc.subjectHelen of Troyen_US
dc.titleHelen of Troy figure
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.nameM.A.
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineClassics
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentClassical and Modern Languages and Literatures - Classics
dc.degree.departmentClassicsen_US
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