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There is a deep sense of realism that lies in the play Ion. The opening of the play arouses an old wrong, the seduction of Creusa by Apollo, which slowly develops into a tangled plot of deceit. The theme of the play is unique in how it is centered on a human dilemma that many can associate with in some way. From the beginning, one can only imagine the outcome of Apollo’s seduction of …

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…chooses to make Creusa and Ion partners in his falsehood. The framework of the Ion does not fit the traditional Greek Mythology. It is not every day that the gods lie, and start a whole line of tangled situations. Ion although written in 420B.C. is very easy to relate to in the 20th century. Ion is a play that brings the mythological and supernatural to life. With a happy ending, all mortals can enjoy.