Titus Andronicus and Euripides Medea

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Surname 1 Name: Institution: Course: Date: Titus Andronicus and Euripides Medea Introduction Titus Andronicus is a renowned general who returned to Rome as a war hero after a successful ten-year battle against the Goths. Tamora was a queen of the Goths, the sworn enemy of Rome. Most of her loyalty was reserved for her family and not the state considering that she was a queen. Medea is a barbarian who feels threatened when her husband leaves her and goes on a rampage killing their beloved children and Jason’s new wife. The determination to enact revenge due to the loyalty to family and state results in loved ones suffering the most; therefore, disregarding loyalty in the form of revenge promotes peace towards family and state which demonstrates loyalty to both Titus is a traditionalist who sticks to customs as demonstrated in his loyalty to Rome. His loyalty to the family is questioned, as he is a lousy father who causes much trouble. When Saturninus intends to take his brother’s fiancé, Lavinia, Titus disagrees with his sons on the matter. He accuses them of treason leading to a brawl. Titus ends up killing one of his sons, Mutius. A logical appeal is utilized in the Medea play to indicate how the decisions made are clouded by emotions. Medea was given an opportunity to change her fortune when Jason offered to secure a comfortable lifestyle for them. However, she rejected the offer claiming that she was
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Surname 2 not after his assistance (Shakespeare, Russ and Stephen 79). Jason clearly made a logical argument since Medea and her children could still build a better life while they were staying away from him. Jason maintained his loyalty to his family, but Medea disregarded this and sought to seek vengeance on him. This shows that Medea was focused on hurting and betraying her husband instead of fulfilling her duty as a homemaker. She went ahead and betrayed the family by plotting their deaths. This demonstrates that emotions are important or have a greater
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