Medea Sexism Quotes

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Faith Ricketts

Prof. Thomas

Intro to theater

"Medea" Review

Topic: Women and sexism

Quote 1

A. Medea telling the women of Corinth about her hardships

B. "Of all creatures that have life and reason we women are the sorriest lot" (Lines 230-231)

C. Of all living creature women are the worst off

D. Women suffer the most out of any other living thing.

E. This quotation relates to the topic because it shows that women are being treated poorly and Medea’s frustration with the way women are treated.

Quote 2

A. Medea telling the women of Corinth of the unfair differences between men and women

B. "[...] divorce is unsavory for a woman and it is not possible to say no to one's husband." (lines 236-237)

C. It is looked down on and
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Men can do what they like but women are lucky if they can get married to a decent man. and if they don’t make a good marriage they are better off dead.

E. This relates to the topic because it shows the unfair differences in standards for men and women.

Quote 5

A. Medea to the nurse about her plans for her husband.

B. "Tell him nothing of my decisions, if you care for the well-being of your mistress and are a real woman." (Lines 822-823)

C. Don’t tell him about my plans, if you care about the well-being of your mistress and are a real woman.

D. If you are a real woman you wont tell on another woman that is in trouble.

E. This relates to the topic because it shows that the women feel like they need to stand up for each other against men.

Conclusion

"Medea" criticizes the male dominated society. It criticizes what a small role women play in society even if they have great abilities, what little power women have, and how unfair it is that men can do what they want while women cannot. I find this interesting because it seems so modern, women all over the world still struggle with the problems that the women in Medea did.

Euripides, and C.A.E Luschnig. "Medea." Stoa.org. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
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