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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How can Medea help Aegeus and his wife?
2. Who is Aegeus?
3. Why does Medea call her children out during her second scene with Jason?
4. What does Jason agree to ask Creon on Medea's behalf?
5. What prophecy does the Messenger offer?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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
It appears as though, sympathetic or not, Medea is representing a type of "Everywoman" character. Argue for whether you believe Medea does or does not effectively represent an "Everywoman", using specific supporting details from the text to support your argument.
Essay Topic 3
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.
This section contains 320 words
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