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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for Philoctetes by Sophocles includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as friendship, the individual versus the collective, pain and trauma, and fate versus self-determination. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics.

Sophocles’s tragedy, Philoctetes, was first performed in ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War in 409 BC. The play takes place during the final year of the Trojan War and explores the struggle between morality and deception, as depicted by Neoptolemus’s battle between his inner sense of honor and morality, and the deception and trickery that Odysseus is convincing him to undertake to win the Trojan War.

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