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Keira Sorrells Block 1/2 Medea literary essay In the Ancient Greek tragedy “Medea”, by Euripides, the author uses Medea to convey how women are perceived as weak and in need of protection, by society, because they rely on the help from men to achieve their goals, ultimately putting men in a position of power. Medea relies on help from Aegues and portrays herself to him as a weak woman who needs pity protection and help. Medea uses how society and men in general view women to her advantage when talking to Aegues. Medea is having a conversation with Aegues and using these common stereotypes to her advantage. “But, Augues, I beg you by your beard, and at your knees implore you-have pity. Take pity on me in my misfortune. Don't let me be exiled without a friend.” This quote express the dialogue between Medea and Aegues shows how women are portrayed and viewed by men and society. Medea plays the role of the weak defenseless woman and Aegues falls for the act and takes pity in her, granting her wish he allows her to take refuge in his lands.

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