"Not recognising her beloved. she both looks at him and asks where he may be. At last she knows too well what's lying there, she lifts to the Gods a sad. accusmg stare; then, moaning. cold, and all but dead, the sweet maid drops unconscious at her lover‘s feet", From this phrase alone, it is obvious that Jean Racine's Phaedra (1677) is a tragic play, featuring a tragic hero. The tragic hero is defined as a person of high estate,…...
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