Euripides Writing Styles in Medea

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Point of View

This play is written from a combination of both first and third person as is common for this genre. The point of view is somewhat limited, but it is simultaneously semi-omniscient as there are multiple narrators, each character serving as an individual narrator as well. Additionally, because "Medea" is a play, there are a number of monologues and soliloquies dispersed throughout the text. The characters speak to one another and directly to the audience to further the plot, but most characters are only privy to their own thoughts; however, the chorus seems to possess more knowledge than the other characters, while the nurse seems to have a special insight into how Medea will act which is appropriate given the length of their relationship. The use of multiple narrators is important to the play's format as it allows the audience to see various perspectives of the...

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