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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Apollo and the Furies

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:40 AM

Narration by the fictional schoolgirl Pagan Moore in a novel
apparently first published on March 4, 2004

"Now, can anyone else tell me or shall I ask Miss Moore again to help us out?” 

“Apollo is a symbol for the male, the rational, the young, and the civilized. The Furies represent the female, the violent, the old, and the primal. Aeschylus captures a mythical moment in history, one in which the world was torn between a savage and archaic past and the bold new order of Greek civilization, the young Olympian gods, and rationality. The difficulty of the struggle between these two worlds is dramatized by the cycle of violence in the House of Atreus and the clash between Apollo and the Furies.” 

No one giggled after Dank finished.

Existence  (first novel of a trilogy), pp. 80-81.
By Abbi Glines. Kindle Edition.

Update at 1:37 PM ET the same day —

A check for the source of the above speech yields

"Apollo is a symbol for the male, the rational, the young, and the civilized.
The Furies represent the female, the violent, the old, and the primal."

This passage is from
https://www.gradesaver.com/the-eumenides/study-guide/themes.
From the citation data there —
"By Borey, Eddie. 'The Eumenides Themes.'
GradeSaver, 24 October 2000 Web."

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