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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Aegeus swear an oath to Medea?
2. What does Medea have to do in order to stay with Aegeus?
3. How does Jason feel about Medea's new decision?
4. What does Medea request from Aegeus?
5. Why doesn't Aegeus want to risk offending Creon?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Medea is largely reviled as a character because of her decision to kill her children. Discuss the motivation behind her decision to commit filicide, and whether the author sufficiently justifies her actions to make her a heroine with whom audiences can identify.
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