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The main victim in Phaedra is Hippolytus Hippolytus from the beginning of his life was a doomed hero He was kind hearted gentle innocent and was very compassionate man but always was subordinate to others Hippolytus never was loved by those closest to him believed in by his own father and never fully able to experience love Although Hippolytus was the most agreeable in the family he was never actually accepted First Hippolytus mother who was an Amazonian woman disowned him when was young due simply to the fact that Hippolytus was a male so she sent him away with his father Amazonian women were said to be a tribe of independent mighty women who had rebelled against the men-dominated society and exclude men from their society and make wars against them Steve Heaser Theseus later than remarried to a woman named Phaedra Phaedra grew fond of Hippolytus and began to lust for him because Hippolytus is just like his father but with more nobility and kindness However Phaedra cannot stand the temptation of her love for her step-son so she pretends to hate him and ignore him which in return leaves Hippolytus out casted more from his family Phaedra lets her love known to Hippolytus only after she believes Theseus is dead Hippolytus did not choose for his life to be like this and by never being accepted by everyone close to him it led them to make preconceptions on how Hippolytus acts Phaedra should have learned to control her feelings and maybe even transfer them into loving her step-son more to fully see how he truly is as a person Hippolytus never pushed people away in his life but everyone that he knew pushed him away Later though they find that Theseus is not dead and has returned When Theseus came home he rushes to Phaedra to embrace her but she refused and said I am not worthy of
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