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Medea

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Transcript of Medea

Context: Greek Mythology
Greek myths passed down generation to generation
Jason and the Golden Fleece
Euripides interpretation of Medea's revenge
Context: The Unit
Criticism: Aristotle and Aristophanes
Controversial ideas
Defending women and oppressed groups
Psychologies of characters

Key Scenes: Medea's Monologue to the Women of Corinth



Characters
Medea
Jason
Creon
Aegeus
Chorus: Corinthian women
Themes
Women and Femininity
Marriage
Revenge
Betrayal
Exile
Symbolism
Killing of her children
Divine entities
Helios
Apollo
Hecate
PLOT PART I
Euripedes' Medea
Chorus' Role
Mainly on Medea's side
Pity Medea
Jason plans to remarry
Medea questions her role as wife
Medea had saved Jason's life before
Medea wants revenge
Creon declares Medea's exile
Aegeus offers refuge
Professor Edith Hall on Medea
Jason and the
Golden Fleece
Pelias took Jason's rightful throne
Jason wants to take back his kingdom
Oracle: Man with one sandal
Task: Get the Golden Fleece
Jason and the
Golden Fleece
Argonauts: 50 men, well known heros
Argo reaches Colchis after many trials.
Jason and the
Golden Fleece
King Aietes challenges Jason
Medea helps him and betrays her father
She kills Pelias, Jason is King
Elements of Tragedy
Hamartia
Vengeance does not lead to Medea's undoing.
Plot, character, diction, thought, spectacle, and song
PLOT PART II
Medea tricks Jason into believing that she is now fine with the new marriage.
Medea begs for their two sons to stay in Corinth.
Medea offers gifts to Jason's new wife (which are poisoned)
Glauce dies after touching the crown and gown and Creon dies from the contact as well
Medea kills her sons
Jason bursts in- Medea and their dead sons are in a chariot drawn by dragons
Jason requests to be allowed to see over the burial of his children, but Medea denies him.
She has plans to flee to Athens with Aegeus
Divines on him "unheroic death" (line 1388)- he will die from being hit with a log from his famous ship, the Argo.
PLOT PART III
https://www.youtube.com/v/J_xjPVQxrfo?version=3&start=53&end=134&autoplay=0&hl=en_US&rel=0
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