Medea Discussion Questions

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What kind of revenge would the Chorus of Corinthian woman have approved? Why do they object to Medea's revenge?

It has been said that the first song of the chorus could well be a feminist's theme song. How so?

What effect might the Peloponnesian War have had on Euripides's writing, and why?

How does Medea's reaction to being rejected by her husband for another woman compare with similar contemporary situations? What are some of the ways spouses exact revenge upon each other for marital indiscretions? What is the impact of these actions and how do they compare to the impact of Medea's revenge?

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