Introduction to Medea

I tools you early on that the best way to understand a the people of an ancient culture is to look at the art that they leave behind.  Perhaps the best example of this was the Greeks.  Today we looked at the history of Greek theater and tragedy.  We started our look at Euripede’s Medea by watching the opening scene. We established Medea’s central conflict; her husband is leaving her.

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For homework, please read lines 1-339.  In a short paragraph, explain the difference int he characterization of the male character (Creon) with the female character (Medea).  Use textual evidence to support your answer. Make sure you email me your response with *p in the subject line.

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