A Place in the Sun: 10th Literature/Composition

June 19, 2007

Medea’s Speech to the Chorus

Filed under: Medea and Greek Drama — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 4:37 pm

Review Medea’s speech to the Chorus on pp. 799–800.

1.  Does she make a convincing argument that woman is the “most wretched creature on earth”?  Why or why not?  Give specific examples and reasons from the speech (look back at the text) to support your position.

2.  In what ways does Medea seem similar to Nyneve?  In what ways do they seem different?  Who makes the more convincing argument that it is “hard to be a woman”?  Why/how?

Respond to these questions in TWO well written paragraphs. 


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