Today we looked at the ending of Medea. She has left Jason’s life totally destroyed. He has no wife, no children, and no kingdom. He doesn’t even get justice because Medea escapes. We spent some time discussing the concept of Deus Ex Machina. How was this technique employed by Euripides? (Hint: The play never mentions that Medea has a magic flying chariot in her garage)
For homework, you will begin working on the final essay. See the final two slides of this lesson. Remember to email me the homework with *p in the subject line.