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by Christa Wolf

Reinterpretation and feminist revision of the Greek myth, changing Medea from a cruel sorceress into a victim of male domination. Serves as political allegory and critizises the abuse of power and the effects of political oppression on personal relationships. Can also be linked to WolfŐs role as a Stasi informant.

Characters: King Creon, Medea, Jason, Pelias, Aeson, Apsyrtus, Ae‘tes
Keywords: Greek mythology, Medea myth, Golden Fleece, Argonauts, Corinth

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Boldtype: Christa Wolf
This short summary describes the matter and setting of Christa WolfŐs novel Medea. The site also offers an excerpt from Medea, an authorŐs notebook reflecting the use of myth and an essay by Margaret Atwood about this novel.
Contains: Character Analysis, Content Analysis,
Keywords: Christa Wolf, Medea myth; German Democratic Republic (GDR), East German literature
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