An Analysis Of Euripides ' The Play ' Medea '

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Euripides (485-406 BC) is considered a paramount tragedian from Ancient Greek culture. In Medea, Euripides depicts tragedy in an epic play both genders could partake in at that time by signifying drama. To Euripides, tragedy is a revolunatary form of speech to writing, intertwining too cultivate barbaric motifs of dystopian structure in literature. In dystopian Ancient Greek tragedian literature Euripides used powerful theatrical form of art to show everything being unpleasant or in bad standing to Athenian audiences. As the narrator begins to captivate the audience, he separates’ the performance into different episodes where Medea, actors play individuals’ roles, and a chorus of woman whom sings and dance as a group. Euripides subversively gives the Athethian audience a theatrical structure of tragedy in the form of a play. The play opens with the prologue. The Nurse speech introduces us to a dramatic topic at hand, Nurse: I wish the Argo never had set sail, had never flown to Colchis through the dark Clashing Rocks; I wish the pines had never been felled along the hollows on the slopes of Pelion, to fit their hands with oars- those heroes who went off to seek the golden pelt for Pelias. My mistress then Medea never would have sailed away to reach the towers of lolcus land; the sight of Jason never would have stunned her spirit with desire (Medea, 1-30). The nurse referring to Jason’s ship gives up dialectic about her current observation in the household. She grieves on Medea travel to Greece from her hometown in Colchis. According to the nurse, Medea travel to Greece was so she could aide Jason in retrieving the Golden Fleece. Jason was a mortal. Medea was a powerful sorceress. In order to obtain the Golden Fleece, Jason had to... ... middle of paper ... ... her for another mistress is underway. Medea characterizes her husband “Jason the very worst of men” (Medea, 456). She classify Jason as the worst, because in her eyes cheating is injustice. In continuation the third episode, Medea meets a man named Aegeus after his arrival to Greece. she secretly conspires to find a way to flee to his land after her exile. Medea in this episode is being very persuasive. As a matter of fact, the fourth episode gates all together, Medea attitude toward Jason changes after her interaction with Aeegus, she has overcome her melancholy. According to Euripides, “ [Medea] been foolish, there’s no point to all my fuming rage” (Medea, 900). To sum it up, the fifth episode, the tutor elaborate to Medea that has children have been removed from exile. Lastly, Euripides captures the theoretical structure by deescalating into an exode.
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