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YMMV / Alcestis

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  • Values Resonance: Alcestis's devotion to willingness to die for Admetus and his utter grief when seeing her doing so, to the point that he engages in typical Greek "feminine" mourning actions might seem darkly ironic and even hilarious to Ancient Greek audience but is utterly devastating to modern audiences because there are couples with that kind of love and devotion in modern society.
    • Despite being a woman in Ancient Greece, Alcestis has complete agency and a character arc in her actions and does so out of love, not a sense of duty or being forced, while performing all of the preparations of a ruler who is about to pass away when her husband being too consumed by guilt and grief.


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