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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Jason react now that he thinks he's getting his way?
2. Why is Medea advised to flee Corinth?
3. What does Medea fear her enemies will do to her children?
4. How is Creon poisoned?
5. Why does Medea call her children out during her second scene with Jason?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
"Medea" is a very difficult play to read and produce because the subject material is so horrific to audiences. Examine what it is about filicide that makes it so much worse than other types of violence within a family unit. Does this help or hinder the development of themes within the play?
Essay Topic 2
Medea's power as a sorceress is reinforced at several junctures throughout the play. Examine how her magical ability influences the believability and sympathetic qualities of the character.
Essay Topic 3
Family dynamics in "Medea" run the gamut from casual disinterest to compassionate love and then violent attachment. Examine the varying natures of family within the context of the play, using at least two families as examples. Why does the author choose to create these dynamics? What point is he making?
This section contains 325 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)