Jason Reitman

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  • Themes Of Juno

    Several years ago, an interesting movie hit the theaters. The story captures the ups and downs of teen pregnancy and was a surprising hit. This film, Juno, has been called, “a sharp-edged, sweet-centred, warm-hearted coming-of-age movie that’s always just that little bit smarter than you think it is,” by Andrew Male (n.d., para. 9). It is directed by Jason Reitman and was released in 2007. From the start, it brought a fresh twist to the idea of teen pregnancy. According to The New York Times, Juno could be compared to the popular MTV show, 16 and Pregnant, but “could not be further from the kind of hand-wringing, moralizing melodrama that such a condition might suggest” (Scott, n.d., para. 1). Throughout this movie, intertwined themes…

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  • Similarities Between Medea And Lysistrata

    prejudice of the community she lived in. Medea is described as “a clever woman, versed in evil arts” (283) and displays several cunning and manipulative actions, like deceiving most characters in the play, but she describes herself as an outcast, stating she is just “something he won in a foreign land” (254). The community that surrounds Medea now encourages the separation between her and them by referring to her as a “barbarian,” comparing her to the idea of a wild and uncivilized being and…

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  • Medea Feminist Analysis

    Women were meant to stay at home and do chores or other womanly things like sew and raise children. They were never expected to speak up when a man made a decision that they did not agree with. They were supposed to take the back seat to their husbands. Medea was different, she didn’t sit back and let her husband treat her as an object that could be left in the corner and forgotten. She took a stand helping Jason on his quest and took revenge on him when he betrayed…

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  • Guilt In Medea

    In Euripides play, Medea, Medea struggles internally of whether she should kill her children or not before finally coming to a decision. After the death of the king and the princess, Medea is faced with the choice between killing her own children or sparing them. She continually tells herself that she can save them and run to Athens for safety. However, that would mean leaving them in Corinth in the hands of the enemies. In her mind, if the kids were to die, she wanted it done by her own hands.…

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  • Medea's Revenge

    Jason, son of Aeson and great-nephew of Athamas, was sent on a quest by King Pelias to bring back the Golden Fleece as part of his three labors to gain back his rightful place at the throne of Iolcus. The goddess Hera wanted revenge on Pelias for not honoring her, so she asked Jason to bring back Medea, daughter of Aeetis, as a means to bring down Pelias. Along with the help of the goddess Aphrodite and her son Eros, Jason was able to bring Medea back to Iolcus, after she committed several acts…

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  • Medea Heroism Analysis

    is to go on a quest and complete it. While every other hero had a maiden’s help with Jason it felt like Medea did all the work and he was the front of the operation. Not only that but Jason seems to despair whenever laid with an impossible task, something other heroes seem to pride themselves to being able to accomplish and Medea had to be there to morally support him to do it. Even after disparity hit again because he was going to go home empty handed she not only helped him steal the Golden…

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  • Medea Betrayal Theme

    After reading the Introduction of Medea, multiple themes begin to emerge. The most prominent theme is betrayal. Medea’s husband, Jason, betrays her when he abandons her and takes another wife. Medea feels a hatred for Jason and wants him to “pay” for the pain he has caused her. But Medea also betrays her children. Mothers are supposed to care for their children and do everything they can to make sure their children live and have the best life possible. Medea betrays her children by not living up…

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  • Does Medea Love Creon

    vulnerability of three foolish men: Jason, Creon, and Aegeus to further her agenda. With manipulation, brutality, and scheming Madea successfully pinpointed and took advantage of each man’s weakness. Although it is perceived that Jason, the father of Medea’s sons, married Creusa for selfish reasons, Jason insisted that he did it out of his children’s best interest. His sacrifices for his children make it obvious that Jason somewhat cares for his sons. Medea discovers Jason’s love for their…

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  • Medea Revenge Quotes

    she, and anyone who touches her, will die in a painful death”(Euripides 36). This quote demonstrates the drastical level of vengeance that Medea considers necessary for Jason and the entire island to suffer the same pain as she did. Furthermore, Medea doesn’t consider the punishment sufficient and declares that she “will kill the children-my children and ruin Jason’s household”(Euripides 36). Medea considers that in order to complete her dreadful revenge, she needs to destroy Jason’s last…

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  • Sacrifice In Jason The Argonauts

    Corresponding to the notion that one must worship all gods, one also should make sacrifices for the roles of every god. In Jason and the Argonauts, Jason is presented with opportunities to present sacrifices to the gods and present the importance to those who were willing to learn from the myth. Before the Argo set sail for Colchis, the Argonauts offered a traditional sacrifice to the god Apollo. Jason prays to Apollo “for a safe return to Greece under his personal guidance, which the god had…

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