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Terms in this set (17)
"You women... think your happiness is complete when love" "jelousy""calm your feelings of anger""looking out for your future my lady" "noisy protestations" - crazy
"You had the opportunity to have this country and this house" (446)
that arch criminal Jason'" (452) - reputation
stupid attitude" (458)
"it is natural for womenfolk to feel anger against a husband when he deals in contraband to love."(910)
"Grown to a man's estate to triumph over my enemies"
"i expect ill win her round all right, if she's a woman like all the rest" (945)
"Do you suppose the royal house has a shortage of clothes or gold" - motivation
she will prefer me to wealth, i have no doubt" (963) - arrogance
"you had the heart to plunge a sword into your children" (1324)
Medea - Women
"bed" - appealing to women regarding mens attitude about sex
"Themis and Artemis" - calling to female goddesses - connection with females
"we women are the most miserable specimens"
"she cannot refuse her husband" - medea could
" there is no justice in the eyes of men"
"i would rather face the enemy three times over than bear a c"Gold carried more weight with mortals than any number of words" (966)
"such is the chariot that the sun, my father's father, has given me, to keep me safe from enemy hands." (1319)
"Zeus knew what kind of treatment you have had from me ans i from you." (1351)
We are not in the same position you and i"
"I am a cruel husbands plaything"
"women are timid creatures...cowards..."
"Wrong a woman in love and nothing on earth has a heart more murderous"
"A woman is a soft creature, made for weeping" (928)
Medea - Pride and power, gods
"Would i have wasted breath on him or touched him with these hands" (goddess, power)
"I will be killed and give my enemies a chance to laugh at me" "Not one of them will live to boast of vexing my heart" -reveal her motivation (power)
"this i swear by the mistress i revere among all others, my chosen accomplice, Hecate"
"To suffer the mockery of my enemies is something i will not tolerate" (800)
"who, with the gods help, will answer to me yet" (803)
this is what the gods and i devised, i and my foolish heart"
"Do i want to become a laughing stock by letting my enemies off scott-free?...To think i could have been so weak!... influenced by cowardly thoughts" (
"Let no one think me a weak and feeble woman, but an enemy to be feared. it is people like that who achieve true fame in their life" (810)
"Zeus, i pray that you do not forget who has caused these sufferings"
"Is it right that i should know the gods response?" (675) - mutual respect for gods
"he has taken a new wife and given her authority over me in his home" (693) - she is demi goddess\
"Passion is master of my reason" (1069) - Medea
"i beg you... in the name of your newly wedded daughter!" (323)
"Ah, the loves of mortal men! What a boundless source of woe!"
'posture of helplessness' - manipulation - weak woman
Men - pride
"my circumstances do not encourage me to offend against kings!" (305)
"Are the gods not generous? Do i not have children?"
"my pain is cancelled now that any mockery of yours is silenced" (1362)
"how your father's weakness caused your deaths!" (1365)
"a coward heart, shall meet a coward's end, struck on the head by part of your Argo, so witnessing a bitter end to marrying me." (1389)
achieved my wish." (759)
"You owe your life to me" (477
- children X3
- intensifying the audiences reactions.
- highlighting the injustices forced by women and hope Medea's revenge will avenge all women.
lose no time before she does some harm to those inside" - don't trust her
"Medea; it is just that yous should take revenge upon your husband
No more shall women endure the burden of ill - repute"
"may he die, the man who cannot honor his loved ones,"
the unholy one who would live among them?"
"mortals who have produced children are less fortunate than those who have no experience at all of parenthood."(1090)
(parents have) "worn away each passing hour by anxiety" (1100)
"this bitterest sorrow, all for the love of sons?" (1115)
"heaven has rained many blows justly on the head of jason"
Consider whose blood it is you mean to spill
"oh, how many troubles caused by the loves of women!"
"transfixed by desire for Jason" "an exile "melting each passing hour with tears"
"They have frightening natures, those of royal blood"
"Deaths not good enough for him""dishonered "oaths" "pledged"
"grief knows no place in a child's mind" - innocence/naivity of children emphasised
"My fear is that she might hatch some unheard scheme"
"she is no ordinary woman"
"this house has no claims on that man's heart now"
"sailed with maddness in your heart
"Children; to ask i might father offspring" (669)
calls Medea "shrewd" (677) - reputation for being intelligent
"Shameful" (to Jason) - broken oath with gods
"There are many reasons why i am ready to oblige you in this request, my lady: chiefly the gods and then your assurance to me of the birth of children" (720)
"The fate awaiting mortals who offend against the gods" (755)
"kissing the children's hands, another their golden heads""elaborate dress" "golden coronet""gleaming mirror" "casting smiles" "lifeless reflection""limbs trembling""i suppose, that Pan.. was attacking her wits.""foam trickling over her lips""barely recognizable to a parents eye
"flinging himself on her corpse he cried out at once in pain"
"oh if only i could share your death my child"
"together they lie in death, old man and young daughter"
"life of man" "shadow"
"for no one in this life of our knows happiness"
i fear you" (281)
"in case you might do some irreparable harm to my daughter" (282)
"You are a sorceress"
"Your husbands desire for you is gone and the loss vexes you" (284)
"making threats: (285)
"i have a terrible misgiving that in your heart you are hatching some evil plan" (315)
"clever and controls her tongue" (320)
Language analysis - Intro
3. source, date, page
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" In order to see change in themselves, one must experience something out of the ordinary" - MLK jnr
intrinsically human to experience conflict, instinct to resolve
"conflict builds character, crisis defines it" - steven v thulon
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