Review of The King Must Die by Mary Renault

The King Must Die by Mary Renault

The King Must Die by Mary Renault

The King Must Die by Mary Renault

The King Must Die: A Novel

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  • As I read The King Must Die, I thought it was interesting to see that even though some women were so important in religion and royal women were treated with reverence, women were so badly used in other ways. During the many wars, men tore around raping and stealing women. Theseus was the prime example. His palaces are filled with slave women that he uses at will.

    I think we see a bunch of kings who must die. We've already seen the King Horse must die. (I think there is a relationship between him and Theseus.) And we've seen the Kerkyon must die unless he kills his opponent who dies in his place. Anyone who knows the Theseus legend knows we're in store for some others. There are kings of various kinds all over the place. And we're all expecting Theseus to take his father's place as king one day. So Aegeus must die. And then we'll wonder when King Theseus must die.

  • The full version of The King Must Die by Mary Renault is a glowing, convincingly detailed retelling of the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Unfortunately, this painfully truncated abbreviation sacrifices not only most of the details and all of the grandeur, but even the narrative logic of the original. The very talented reader tries to help the listener make sense of the muddled remains, but has been left too little to work with.

    Set in sixth-century Greece at the time of the Tyrants, the Persian Wars, and a great flowering of the arts, this novel takes the form of Simonides' memoirs, written in retirement in Sicily. The author was a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and she also wrote "The King Must Die".

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  • Title: The King Must Die: A Novel
    Author(s): Mary Renault
    Publisher: Open Road Media
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    And yes, "Bull From the Sea", written in 1962, is indeed the sequel. It picks up where "The King Must Die" leaves off, namely on the island of Naxos, where they land briefly and where Ariadne is left behind as Theseus sails on.

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is well known for her positive depiction of , and although this trait is not as important in The King Must Die as in her other novels, it is still present. Although Theseus is strictly heterosexual, he tolerates those of his companions who are or . Renault depicts these minor characters as generally decent folk, though often (as in the cases of Iros, Hippon, and some Cretans and Eleusinians) as frivolous. Thalestris, a lesbian Amazon, is especially positively portrayed.