Jason Schwartzman

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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 expect her to be appreciative about it. Jason reminds Medea, “instead of living among barbarians, / you inhabit a Greek land and understand our ways. / How to live by law instead of the sweet will of force” (524-526). Even though Medea is no longer living with barbarians, Jason does not say she is a Greek now. Instead, he treats Medea as a barbarian that lives in Greek and understands what the laws of society are, but she still is not Greek. This becomes more prominent when Jason compares Medea to Greek women, stating that “there is no Greek woman who would have dared such deeds” (1313). This not only did that isolate her further from the Greek community, but she is now being separate from woman for being different from Greek society’s image and expectation of women. Medea’s foreign nature represents the idea of a savage, making Greek society appear more civilized and higher in power than her while also enforcing their standard on women to be obedient and do not take charge like Medea,…

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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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  • 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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  • Jason's Betrayal In Medea

    horrible things Medea goes on to do, is manipulate everyone into believing she wishes them no ill, send a poisoned dress to her husband’s new fiance, which then kills her. Then Medea goes on to kill her children because of the fact that her husband loves them. Medea does all of these things because of her “love and hate” for Jason. In the end Medea achieves her goal of destroying her Jason’s life. Medea believes that Jason’s betrayal justifies her revenge, although almost all of the characters…

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  • The Theme Of Justice In Sophocles Antigone

    The focal point of Sophocles’ Antigone is the protagonist’s desire and search for justice. Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, is the play’s tragic heroine who fights against the evil Creon, the current King of Thebes. Her rebellion against the king was ignited by her thirst for justice, stopping at nearly nothing to combat the immoralities standing in her way. In her heart, the sacredness of family and honor is the pinnacle aspect of her life. These beliefs of hers create the source of…

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