Enlightenment Values in the Character of Phaedra in Euripides’ Hippolytus

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In four pages this paper examines the characterization of Phaedra in Euripides’ play Hippolytus within the context of Enlightenment values to consider whether love and passion are dangerous, if emotions are a sign of weakness or lack of control, or absence of reason in the play, and assesses the cause of this tragedy and whether or not reason is enough to achieve happiness. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.