- 1 How does the chorus respond to Medea’s plan?
- 2 Why is it important that the chorus does not stop Medea?
- 3 What promise does Medea ask for and receive from the chorus?
- 4 What does Medea ask the chorus for her?
- 5 What does Medea fear the most?
- 6 What is Medea’s plans for revenge?
- 7 What does the Chorus think of Medea?
- 8 What gods does Medea call upon?
- 9 How does Medea kill her sons?
- 10 What motivates Medea the most?
- 11 What background facts do we learn from the nurse’s opening speech Medea?
- 12 What is the chorus saying about childless people?
- 13 What is the mood of Medea?
- 14 How does Creon die?
- 15 Why is Creon afraid of Medea?
How does the chorus respond to Medea’s plan?
The chorus responds to Medea in an imaginative ode, describing a world in which the presumed order of the sexes is reversed: men will be known for deception, women will be honored, male poets will lose their favor, and Apollo, the god of music, will inspire new epics that display a female perspective.
Why is it important that the chorus does not stop Medea?
Why is it important that they do not stop Medea? In most Greek tragedies, the Chorus is comprised of male citizens; however, in Medea, the Chorus is made up of females. These are Greek women with Greek values. The fact that they do not stop Medea, and that they say she is in the right, shows solidarity.
What promise does Medea ask for and receive from the chorus?
Medea asks Creon for one day to get her children prepared for the exile. Creon grants her this request but states that if he sees her after that time she will die.
What does Medea ask the chorus for her?
How does Medea view her situation in Corinth? What request does Medea make of the Chorus? To go along with her and to be silent. What order does Creon give to Medea?
What does Medea fear the most?
What is Medea mulling over in this speech, what does she fear, and what ultimately does she decide to do? She is deciding whether or not to kill her kids. She is afraid that her kids will suffer from her enemies.
What is Medea’s plans for revenge?
Now guaranteed an eventual haven in Athens, Medea has cleared all obstacles to completing her revenge, a plan which grows to include the murder of her own children; the pain their loss will cause her does not outweigh the satisfaction she will feel in making Jason suffer.
What does the Chorus think of Medea?
The Chorus still feels pity for Medea, shown later in the stasimon when they imagine the destitute that she is about to endure. Medea has become an outcast from both her homeland and her newly adopted home. This hopelessness makes her even more the perfect target for the chorus’s pity.
What gods does Medea call upon?
Still within the palace walls, Medea remains unyielding and calls on the gods Themis and Artemis to sanction the death of Jason and his new wife.
How does Medea kill her sons?
Medea does have a moment of hesitation when she considers the pain that her children’s deaths will put her through. However, she steels her resolve to cause Jason the most pain possible and rushes offstage with a knife to kill her children.
What motivates Medea the most?
Medea’s motivation is a desire to punish her husband, a major category used by researchers investigating the background to such crimes. One research article even suggests that mothers are more likely to kill male children if their motivation is vengeance: Medea’s is, and her victims are both sons.
What background facts do we learn from the nurse’s opening speech Medea?
What background facts do we learn from the Nurse’s opening speech? History of Jason and Medea, quest of the golden fleece, media loved Jason, had 2 children. Jason later marries a new wife- princess of Corinth. Medea is sad.
What is the chorus saying about childless people?
They say that those without children are generally happier than those who do, and that children often bring sorrows as men don’t know how to deal with them. The chorus says that those who do have children are the subject of wonder as how can they bring them up and support them.
What is the mood of Medea?
She is an exile from her homeland, living in Corinth with her children, and, at this point, she wins the sympathy of the audience. However Medea feels other powerful emotions too, including deep anger, a passionate desire for justice and a tenacious determination to get her revenge.
How does Creon die?
Shortly after Creon and his entourage finished burying Polynices, they heard the sound of Haemon’s voice wailing from Antigone’s tomb. When they arrived at the tomb and saw Antigone’s lifeless body, Haemon attempted to stab Creon but missed and turned the sword upon himself, committing suicide.
Why is Creon afraid of Medea?
Creon fears Medea because he senses that the latter will take revenge upon him, his daughter Glauce, and his new son-in-law, Jason (formerly Medea’s husband). Above all, Creon fears that Medea will reserve her greatest malice for Glauce, his daughter.