The cure on Lemnos
This chapter examines why Sophocles' presentation of his main character in his drama Philoctetes escaped ridicule, despite Sophocles painting his main protagonist in a repulsive manner. It argues that despite Philoctetes being portrayed in a repulsive manner, his integrity and the range of his language proved to be one of the greatest portrayals of a character in Greek tragedy. It adds that the versatility, range, and power, needed to play Philoctetes also effectively removed any opportunities of ridicule.
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