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Subjects

Euripides. Medea -- Criticism and interpretation, Euripides -- Aesthetics, Greek drama (Tragedy)

Abstract

In Euripides’s Medea, a seemingly normative form of a traditional Greek tragedy is disturbed by a disruptive layer that shakes the audience to its core. Integral to the story of Medea is her revenge on Jason. One knows this, but Euripides adds a disruptive layer that increases the tragic tension of the story. This disruptive layer is the killing of innocent boys by their mother. And not only that, but the Mother being rewarded for this act. This paper shows how Euripides takes the traditional form of the Greek tragedy, adds disruptive layers, and makes the form his own.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/13154

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