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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whom else does Medea decide to kill after Aegeus leaves?
2. Who tells Medea about Creon and his daughter?
3. What does Medea fear her enemies will do to her children?
4. Is Medea always firmly resolved that she should kill her children?
5. How did the princess first feel when Jason asked her to spare his children?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The chorus plays an integral role within "Medea" and many classic Greek plays. Discuss this role, considering the following: What was the primary function of the chorus; how were the lines of the chorus delivered, and why was that delivery used; what is the interaction between the audience and the chorus?
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 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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