Final Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Medea promise Jason she will do after she sees him the second time?
2. How does Medea convince Jason to give her gifts to his new wife?
3. Who does Medea beg Jason to enlist in supporting his plea to Creon?
4. Why did Aegeus visit the oracle?
5. How does Medea feel when she hears how her plan worked?
Essay Topic 1
Discuss at least two methods of delivering exposition throughout the play, and argue for which method is the most efficient and best connects with the audience.
Essay Topic 2
Selfishness is a recurring theme in the play, and Jason appears as the standard-bearer of selfishness. Examine Jason's role in the context of the theme of selfishness, covering thoroughly the following: Is Jason a purely selfish character, or are there contextual reasons for his behavior; does his selfishness make a point about the society of the day and its impact on a certain class within it; how does Jason's self-serving behavior illuminate and further the points Euripides makes about selfishness?
Essay Topic 3
How does the author use the structure of the play to his benefit by using the audience's imagination when dealing with horrific acts? Argue for or against this structure as effective, drawing on details from the text and the research you have done over the course of the play's analysis into classical Greek plays.
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