Medea essay

Choose ONE topic below, and write 2-5 pages (typed, double space) in essay form that answers the question fully. You may use sources, and the paper must be in MLA format with a works cited page. 1) Discuss the differences between the power of Women and the power of Men in MEDEA. What is virtuous or sleazy about Jason? What specifically has he done wrong? What motivates Jason? Note that he only refers to their children as his. Is Medea justified in her revenge? 2) MEDEA is still one of the most controversial plays ever written, with its powerful evocations of women’s rights and Medea’s choice of infanticide. Consider carefully what you think of its awesome heroine. Pay close attention to how and when she comes to decide to kill her children. Consider her reasoning and note when she wavers. BOOK:




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