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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the princess do as soon as she receives her gifts from Medea?
2. Why does Medea think she might not be able to trust Aegeus?
3. What does the chorus think about Medea's plan for her children?
4. What does Medea request from Aegeus?
5. How does Jason react now that he thinks he's getting his way?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Medea invokes the goddess Hecate as she formulates her plan for revenge. Examine why Euripides chooses to link this goddess with his protagonist, being sure to cover the following points; What is Hecate known for; why would Medea turn to this particular goddess; are there similarities between Medea and Hecate; does invoking this goddess alter how the audience views Medea?
Essay Topic 2
Medea is an unusual character for her time, particularly given that she seems to control the atmosphere around her and is certainly in control of the action of the scenes she is in. Examine the power dynamics between Medea and the other characters in the play. Use specific details of Medea's relationship and power struggle with at least three other characters.
Essay Topic 3
How is betrayal handled as a theme in the play? Be sure to include specific details of which characters betray one another, and whether there are patterns at play. What point is the author trying to make about betrayal?
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