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Lecture 23

ENGL 103W Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Euripides, Ancient Greek


Department
English
Course Code
ENGL 103W
Professor
Torsten Kehler
Lecture
23

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Lecture 23
FINAL
10 mc questions
o Choose one..
4 passages - identify the play
o Write a short paragraph to half a page demonstrating your understanding of the
significance of the passage
o What play
o Who is speaking
o PUT IT IN CONTEXT
o Who wrote the play
Medea has all the things in her life taken from her by Jason
She appears to have no choice as sh has nothing left
We feel sympathy for her - her position is unfair
Jason made promises to her - marriage vows and vows to the Gods
o Implicit promises
Having kids with someone you should expect a certain kind of
commitment
Critics believe that the play shows the gods are mad at Jason
o The gods would be on Medea’s side
The sympathy is then taken away at the end
o We are conflicted
We simultaneously sympathetic for her but disgusted by her
Jason treats his wife like an object
He lives in a fantasy world where only his ego matters
o You can take vows and throw them away when you don’t want them anymore
o You can cut off relationships whenever you want
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