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    Themes Of Juno

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    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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    Po-Po-Piggety-Poetics (An Analysis of Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman’s film Juno base on Aristotle’s Poetics) F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.” Dramatic theatre is one of the oldest and most respected art forms in history. Aristotle outlined what he believed to be the most logical sequence for a tragedy in his essay Poetics. These ideals can be applied to any modern day text to evaluate its traditionalism…

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    Medea Feminist Analysis

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    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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    Medea Revenge Quotes

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    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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    Medea Betrayal Theme

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    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

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    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 Hero

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    hardly be considered a heroine. She may be called evil, cunning, a murderer, or even crazy. However in ancient Greek methodically and literature the hero/heroine normally possessed a sense of being out of the ordinary, had a strong purpose, and did not have to be a particularly good person or the actual hero to make them one. The hero had a tragic flaw. I believe that Medea meets the standards of a heroine in this play. Medea has a quest to seek revenge on her husband Jason because he…

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    Medea's Revenge

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    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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    Guilt In Medea

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    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 Heroism Analysis

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    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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