Worst that can be imagined was explored and close to perfected by Shakespeare.
- Titas Andronicus= eating other people
- King Lear= old man loses his daughter, one character edgar has infamous quotes
- "It's never the worst as long as you can say 'this is the worst'" this being a reference to the daughter having her tongue ripped out, and creating a tapestry to tell the story
- "the worst returns to laughter"
Everyone should read Ovid because it is essential to our literature, and if you took it out of Shakespeare you would lose close to 90% of his work
Situations can always get worse as long as you can convey your meaning in some way.
Sophie's Choice with Merele Streep, shows the worst choice for a parent
- buries grandson, on her son's sheild
- her grandson once said that when she died he would cut his hair and lead his troops past her tomb, but that will never happen
- he was the child whom the greeks feared
- this fear is the fear the comes when reason goes away
- gives up everything she has to the child
- places a black shrowd over him
- she has very few gifts to give the child to take with him to the underworld
- she would have dressed him on his wedding day, but instead is dressing him for his funeral
- her one consolation is that his father will be there to greet him
- He had to be killed because the greeks thought he would grow up and seek revenge
- summoned by her father to "marry Achilles"
- really he wants to summon the winds by sacrificing her since she is a virgin
- the sun means more to her people than anything else "the sun has never seemed so bright"
- she will die proudly with grace and beauty
- death will be her wedding, her children and her glory.
- In the short time that Achilles knows her he falls in love with her
- says he will fight the entire army for her
- she doesnt want him to die, and asks that he live through the war
- she will not let her mother mourn, or be mad at her father
- wants to see her brother Orstes, who later kills his mother, to avenge his father, who killed Iphogenia
- Asks her mother to not blame her father, Agamemnon
- **in the book there is a miss print, she really did die, and was not saved by Athena, and a deer sacrificed in her place**