This is an explanation for passage 2 of LSAT preptest 30, the December 1999 LSAT. This passage is about Greek plays. The author explores opposing views of scholars regarding the influence of gods and individual actions in Greek dramas.
This section has paragraph summaries and an analysis of the passage, links to the explanations for the questions are below.
- Snell: Greek plays showed individualistic heroes. Protagonists could choose their paths.
- Rivier: Greek plays showed heroes constrained by the gods. They had only one true choice.
- Lesky: Agamemnon had a choice, but it was constrained by the gods.
This passage shows us three viewpoints. The passage doesn’t say if any of them are correct.
There’s no need to remember all the details. You’ll have to reread the relevant sections to be sure of answering the questions correctly. You do need to know the main argument of each author.
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