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The modern play The Visit exemplifies the meaning of old Greek tragedy Thestory portrays a young woman named Claire Zachanassian whose life was changed at theage of seventeen This life was put on hold by Anton Schill her one and only true love The story has many elements that portray a typical Greek tragedy play They are facedwith moods and feelings of a Greek chorus to the conflicts and problems of a Greektragedy Even though The Visit is seen as a modernized play it still holds thecharacteristics of a Greek tragedy play such as Antigone by SophoclesClaire Zachanassian can be seen as a person in inescapable pain At seventeen herlife was ruined by Anton Schill a man she once loved Her relationship with Schill wasabruptly stopped when she became pregnant with his child Claire brought Schill to courtso she could get his help to raise their child Schill refused immediately and bribed twomen by the names of Jacob Hueblen and Ludwig Sparr with a bottle of schnapps toincorrectly testify that they had slept with her on occasion The testimonies of the twomen left Claire no choice but to leave town and become a whore When Claire marriesshe becomes a rich and powerful woman Even though her power exceeded everyonesfrom her past what happened became a vital aspect in her life that could never bechanged Claire sees that no matter what she has become what happened will not changepart of her Therefore Claire Zachanassian becomes the one character that demonstratesa person who goes through inescapable pain in the play She seeks a revenge and in orderto reach this revenge she hires men from her past to take on her duties She hires themagistrate who took on her case at seventeen Bobby Hofer as her butler and Kobby andLobby who are earlier known as Jacob and Ludwig to be her slaves Although The Visit is not a Greek tragedy it exemplifies the basic rules of aGreek
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