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    revenge from her husband who marries another woman. The movie in my opinion was a successful adaptation of the play. It followed all the major events but differed in the way it portrait the character. In Euripides The portrait of Jason is crucial in eliciting sympathy for Medea in the Euripides tragedy but of little value in von Trier’s film. We’re not asked to sympathize with an abandoned mother of two children as much as we’re asked to empathize with a supernaturally gifted woman who has debased

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    the character of Medea and what lead her to make such a heartbreaking decision. Medea is a Greek play that was written by the ancient Greek writer Euripides, who was born in 480 BC and died in 406 BC. Many scholars have viewed him as the most intellectual poet of his generation, and was one of the three great tragedians of Classical Athens. Euripides was also believed, by many scholars, to have been ahead of his time and was not popular among the public because he challenged the traditional Greek

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    Ramifications of Familial In the story Medea by Euripides is a disturbing story about a man named Jason who leaves his wife Medea to marry the princess. Not only has he left his wife but also his children. As the nurse says in the opening of the story, “Jason has betrayed my lady and his own children for a princess’ bed” (Euripides 11). Like most women who are dumped Medea is hurt, she reflects on how she sacrificed her family, friends, and country to be with Jason. However, unlike most women because

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    Insanity. What is the definition of insanity? In Medeaby Euripides, Medea possessmoments of insanity. She is notcompletely insane,but she does kill six people. Prior to this play, she kills her brother, Absyrtus. Along with killing her brother, she indirectly kills Pelias. In Medea, she kills Creon (Creusa’sfather), Creusa, and both of her children.In some of these murders she wasmore involvedthan others. For example, she physically stabbed her two children, but she hadPelias’daughters kill him.

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    Medea Feminist Essay

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    In Euripides’ Medea, the heroine, Medea, is presented as aggressive and strong-willed, caught in a balancing act of passion and reason. Uncontrolled in her rage, and defiant against the stereotypical function of a woman in Greek society, Medea is led to murderous revenge. On these grounds, it could be claimed that Euripides is asserting a feminist critique, or, conversely, that he aims to make a spectacle of Medea’s character, instituting a cruel sarcasm as the basis of the tragedy. After thorough

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    Theseus Research Paper

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    Phaedra and Theseus are quiet for some time as she gives sons Acamas and Demophon to Theseus. During this time, Hippolytus was raised as one of the family in spite of his mother’s treachery, and grew into a young man whose beauty was exceptional. (Euripides, p.4) A consequence of his beauty is that Phaedra falls madly in love with him and

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    Femininity In The Bacchae

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    Greek Mythology is notoriously anti-female revolution. From Aeschylus’s depiction of Clytemnestra’s thirst for power to one’s own Euripides’ depiction of Medea’s rampage of revenge, Greek mythology is terrified of powerful women. The Bacchae by Euripides makes no exception and continues stifling female empowerment; however, Euripides adds his own unique spin on terrifying female depiction. Instead of just representing women in power as monsters to fear, he instead blames femininity as the culprit

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    her rage but we do not know what she is mad at. After monologue, reason is explained by Chorus. They look more objective to events than that of Euripides. The wedding preparations and Jason’s betrayal are described by the Chorus, thus audience learns reason of Medea’s rage. Seneca and Euripides choose different styles to start with their tragedies. Euripides presents the reason of Medea’s grief by

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    Theme Of Revenge In Medea

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    MEDEA, Euripides In the ancient era was the theater plays and a very central part of the future society. Usually written the dramas and love stories. A classic piece of antiquity is Medea, written by Euripides. The play 's fable is that a woman who learns that her husband has been cheating on her. Her ultimate revenge is to kill their own children. The theme is revenge because the whole play is about how Medea 's anger leads to her murder their own children to avenge her husband. The play begins

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    mythology and interpretations of her story transcend art forms. The original rendition of Medea comes from Euripides as a play. Ovid, a Roman writer, took a stab at the story himself with a poem. Lars von Trier, a Swedish film maker, created a modern day masterpiece with his film Medea. However, Medea’s motives are represented differently in each piece. In the stories presented by, Euripides and Deborah Warner, a modern director of Medea, the leading lady is madly in love, and this love inspires her

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    Backwards Medea: The River Runs Backwards, performed by the actors of Zen Zen Zo, explores the use of dance, interactive programs, contemporary performances and song. All of which act as fundamental components to convey the real life emotions of Euripides primeval Greek Theatre tragedy, Medea. It is through the incorporation of the dramatic languages such as roles and relationships, space and mood that the primary themes are highlighted to the audience. Voice and movement and stage craft also allow

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    When referring to Iphigenia among the Taurians, Edith Hall says in her introduction of the Euripides plays, “Its escapist plot, lack of a catastrophic death or suffering, and happy ending have led it to be classified as a tragicomedy” (xviii). Atrocity is a concept that is very important in the known plays written by Euripides. It seems insignificant in Iphigenia at Aulis and Iphigenia among the Taurians because there is no tragedy that occurs within the two plays. It is actually an important and

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    kill your own children! Can you steal your heart?'' To which she replies ''This is the way to deal Jason the deepest wound.'' (Euripides,227). This shows that she believes that by killing her children, she will basically ruin Jason's life, effectively getting her revenge. When asked about killing her children, she replies "So it must be. No compromise is possible." (Euripides,239). This shows that she is bent on revenge. As it states in the New York Times article “The most vengeful responses tend to

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    In Sophocles’ Antigone, and in Euripides’ Medea, the Greek authors take on the topic of justice. Each playwright address the issue of injustices suffered by women and the concept of natural law. In both tragedies, the female leads seek justice after unwritten laws had been broken, but they ultimately break the natural law themselves, resulting in more injustice. During Medea 's first long speech (lines 213-261), she declares that women are stricken with the most "wretched" existence on earth. Within

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    dangerous thing, Loving without any limit. Discredit and loss it can bring. But, oh, if the goddess should visit A love that is modest and right, No god is exquisite. Great lady, aim not at me Your gold and infallibly Passion-tipped poisoned delight.” (Euripides 359) Throughout the play, we get the idea that Medea and Jason once loved each other to the fullest. But there to me, Medea really does not know what being in love truly is. She seems to be hungry for it rather than feeling it. For her, Jason

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    In the Greek culture portrayed by the Tragedians, Men all must take responsibility for their actions as a given, to uphold their honor and to take actions that would benefit the society as a whole. Both authors of the plays Hippolytus (Euripides) and Antigone (Sophocles) show that women do indeed take responsibility for their actions just as men, however the actions of women, have a tenancy to have reasoning or motives that are emotion-based or traditional. Be there two systems of laws, those created

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    Greek Drama Tragedy

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    Greek Tragedy The origin of Greek Drama tragedy was the start of lyrical poems and great epics. Drama tragedy began approximately 532 B.C.E in Athens, where this art form was performed not only for personal pleasure, it was also to worship and honor Dionysos, the Greek god of wine and theater. Most of the tragedy plays would be displayed in an open-air theater called a theatron. Most tragedies that were performed were inspired by their Greek mythology; therefore, very early tragedies would

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    Medea Greek Tragedy

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    Euripides was an author born in 480-406 B.C. He was known for giving sympathy in his plays towards women and the victims of society. His most popular play, Medea, is a Greek tragedy; it was first produced in 431 BC and premiered in Athens. In 2014, Medea made a come back in Joshua Morgan’s production of Medea Got Problems. In this one woman show, Medea breaks down the fourth wall and interacts with the audience. Medea is a Greek tragedy, which is set in Corinth. Medea is a woman of sorcery. She

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    Medea And Revenge

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    plays in theatre. Specificallythe honorable Euripides tragedy in Medea has been deemed one of the great works in Greek culture. Within the Greek drama one can note that Medea portrays a masculine personality very different from the traditional Greek woman. The position of Medea was superior and so was her personality that instilled in her the pride of such self which initially was the motive for such climax embedded within the tragic playwright. In Euripides' tragic drama of a heartbroken woman who

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    2 May 2017 Macbeth and Medea: Breaking Expectations Macbeth by William Shakespeare and Medea by Euripides are known for their powerful critiques on the social expectations of women. Women during the time of Elizabethan and Greek theatre were often stereotyped and considered the weaker sex. Men were depicted as strong individuals who supported and protected women. However, both Shakespeare and Euripides broke expectations by portraying strong and iconic female characters in their respective plays.

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