Catering Slithering Mrs.. Dress Honors English 10: 7 22 August 2014 Outline Thesis: The two Aphorisms here are trying to tell you that your life is short an d you need to live it to the fullest before it is too late. . ” It is better to die on your feet that to live on your knees” A. Euripides 1. Born in Athens, Greece, around 485 B. C. Married a woman named Omelet a ND had 3 sons. His family was most likely a prosperous one; his father was named Amnesiacs us or Unsearched, and his mother was named Client.
Was raised in a cultured family, was witness to the rebuilding of the Athenian walls after the Persian Wars, but above all belonged to the period of the Peloponnesus Asian War. He was a serious questions of the values of his day. As a realistic person, he often placed mode urn ideas and opinions in the mouths of traditional characters. 2. He became one of the best known and most influential dramatists in classic al Greek culture; of his 90 plays, 19 have survived.
Of the three most famous tragic to come out of ancient Greece the others being Aeschylus and Sophocles Euripides was the last and perhaps the most influential. Euripides competed in the annual Athenian dramatic festivals held in honor of the god Dionysus. He iris entered the festival in 455, and won the first of his four victories in 441. He was acquainted with many of the important philosophers of the 5th century B. C. , including Sophocles, Propagators and Angoras, and he owned a large personal library. A few of Euripides most famous tragedies are Made The Beach Hippopotamus and Alchemist.
Euripides was known for taking a new approach to traditional myths: he often changed el meets of their stories of portrayed the more fallible, human sides of their heroes and gods. His plays commonly dwelled on the darker side of existence, with plot elements of suffering, revenge and insanity. Their character errs are often motivated by strong passions and intense emotions. Euripides often used the plot device known a s “dues ex machine,” where a god arrives near the conclusion of the play to settle scores and provide a resolution n to the plot.
Euripides work is also notable for its strong, complex female characters; the women in his trade dies can be victims but also avengers. Euripides was famous in his lifetime; he was even caricatured by co medic playwright Aristotelian in the satire Frogs and in other plays. He left Athens in 408, when he was invite De to live and write in Macedonia, Greece, by Arches, the Macedonian king. He never returned to Athens; he died in Macedonia in 406 B. C. B. This aphorism means that to die on your feet is that you have stood up to t he odds and had lived your life to the fullest even if it was hard.
And by living on your knees means y o let others control you, you not going out in the world and doing what is fun to you: not living your life to t he fullest. ( Is better to live in control and in charge than at someone else’s mercy. ) II. ‘When you’re in bed you’re dead,” (Album 31). A. Morris Album B. This quote means that one day you will be in bed, a coffin so get up and NJ toothy days that are left in your life. If you are to remain in bed, you will surrender yourself to death by forfeiting the simple enjoyment in everyday activities that you will miss if you don’t enjoy them no w while you have time to.
Ill. Both aphorisms talk about living your life to the fullest while you have the c hence. Don’t let anyone tell you how to live your life, be in control. A. You need to live your life to the fullest B. Don’t let people control your life C. Do what makes you happy even though life is hard at times, have an open mind. IV. Conclusion: No matter what, good times or bad don’t have regrets in your fife and fulfill it with happiness. Live life as food’s die the next day.
In Morris’s aphorism he describes that if y o act like you are dead, for example laying in bed all day then you should be dead because you are not live ins your life to the fullest. Then with the aphorism said burnsides tells you not to let people push you around d ant tell you what to do, to do something you enjoy and to live your life to the fullest. Morris’s aphorism, “When you’re in bed, you’re dead,” eventually comes true. Throughout Morris’s struggle with ALAS, he refuses to stay in bed, as he sees it as a form of surrender, and in stead opts to rest in the hair in his study.
Morris intends to live his last days as fully as he can, and ink Sows that if he is to remain in bed, he will surrender himself to death by forfeiting the simple enjoyment he gets from lying in his study. In his study, photographs of loved ones, and the books he has collected in his life time surround Morris. There, he can look outside of his window, and though he cannot go outside, he admit rest the beauty of the seasons and the plant and animal life outdoors. It is not until Morris’s final days that h e does stay in bed, when he has at last accepted and readied himself for death.