The Art Of War Analysis

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In “The Art of War”, author Sun-Tzu focuses on the different demeanor of warfare and how they apply to military strategies and tactics. In “Medea”, Euripides focuses on a women’s battle against her unfaithful husband. For Sun-Tzu, a war is governed by various factors. From the terrain, you fight on to the knowledge you have about your enemy. For Euripides, a woman can go to any extent to take revenge from her treasonable husband. Despite her actions leading to tragic outcomes, using art of war as an assessment for strategy, Medea is an effective leader because she acts from a position of self-knowledge, knowledge of her enemy, and flexibility in her response to all types of situations. In the light of “The Art of War”, before fighting a war, it is important to know your enemy. (Page-41) It is equally important to know yourself. Medea clearly knew her enemies. She encircled Jason as her main enemy. She wanted to destroy Jason, physically as well as mentally. While deciding on ways to kill Jason’s bride, Medea crossed out various idea which could possibly get her …show more content…
Sun-Tzu highlights deception as being one of the major and most influential factors which decide the winning side. “The Art of War” talks about various forms of deception in a war. Look calm, yet be aggressive. Bend in front of enemy to force him into thinking that you are weak. Attack when not expected; are just some of them. When Medea called Jason, she talked told him that he was justified in his actions of second marriage. She deceived him, she bent in front of Jason so that Jason feels that there is no danger. She had set up a platform and was going to attack when Jason did not expect. She made Jason sure that she had no grudges left against him and his bride when she told him about the royal gift she planned to gift the bride through her own children. Jason did not expect this to be Medea’s attack on his love, however, he was deceived by

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