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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What occupies the majority of Part 6?
2. What prophecy does the Messenger offer?
3. What does Medea request from Aegeus?
4. What does the princess do after trying out her new gifts?
5. Why did Aegeus visit the oracle?
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
How does the author portray women throughout the play? Use at least three character examples (either onstage or discussed) and examine whether this portrayal matches the attitudes of ancient Greece or is a departure from social norms.
Essay Topic 3
Medea has been a reviled character as long as the myth has been known, and yet Euripides clearly attempts to make the character sympathetic. Discuss the various methods the author uses to elicit audience sympathy for Medea, using specific details and examples from the text.
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