Medea Essay Topics

Medea’s situation

Dogan people in the city who didn’t believe Cassandra because she was an outsider. In this play it was learned that sometimes the most insightful people are the outsiders because they are not blinded by the normal activities of the main characters. Another minor character that foretells the future is Medea’s nurse in The Medea. The Nurse… View Article

Who do you think is the more tragic hero in the Medea?

Euripides Medea opens in a state of conflict. Jason has abandoned his wife and children. He hopes to advance his situation by marrying Glauce the daughter of Creon, the King of Corinth. Medea is a play about a woman, who is betrayed by her husband and exiled from her city with her children. In an… View Article

Medea’s murder of her children

The image of Medea presented by Euripides in the exodos is undoubtedly largely horrifying and appalling to the audience. Medea manifestly presents her desire for revenge and it is difficult to sympathise with her character. However, in many respects her character fits the image of a tragic hero. Although, it is widely controversial to associate… View Article

Responding to the hurricane

For our exam I’ve looked and explored two stimuli. Firstly we looked at song lyrics of “The Hurricane”, which was sang by Bob Dylan. This stimulus was set in America during the 1960’s. The second extract we looked at was a play “Medea” by Euripides, which was set in Ancient Greek. When I first looked… View Article

Conceptions of women and the foreigner

In the ancient Greek life, women’s role was always considered to be quite insignificant as compared to the role of the Greek men. However, in most tragedies women were the major and integral characters who revealed some insights on the way the women happened to be treated and also thought in the entire society. Medea… View Article