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Unformatted text preview: you say Ovids treatment of a myth and Euripedes treatment of Medea remains the same and has the same significance despite its context? The significance is the same but the emotions are the same (one side). Ex. I was late or I was late because I slept through my alarm. The main point is the same, you are late, adjectives do not change the story. If something is a myth, it has to be a subject of contemplation. If not, no one wants to read it or hear it again. The point of the myth is to remind you of certain characters and stories Human Sympathy at a minimum. With Medea, are you sympathizing with Medea or the way that Euripedes characterizes her? It was not part of the myth. Myth is fantastic. It deals with impossibilities and preternaturals. Myth is sad or joyful but always grave. Comic myth is impossible. The experience is awe-inspringing....
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- Fall '07