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Shen 1 Jenny Shen Prof. Linda Rodriguez LIT 201 Sunday, April 03, 2011 Performing Elements of Medea and Othello Greek tragedy has complicated relationship with the law and crime such as Euripides' Medea . Usually, tragedies show crimes committed and ask their audiences to be judges and juries to judge the ethical issues, attribute blame, and provide justice. On the other hand, Shakespeare’s Othello has the same elements of committing crimes. It does not matter whether the killer is male or female or who they murdered are. The point is that these two tragedies Medea and Othello has the same elements of the audience watches the main charterer make up their mind to murder, the difference of violence performance, and make the jealousy carry out their decision. First of all, the audience watches the main charterer make up their mind to murder. A lot of sorties do not have a murder scene in the play, but Euripides' Medea and Shakespeare’s Othello include the execution action in the play. Many Shakespeare’s tragedies have murder scene such as Hamlet, but Othello and Medea kill his wife and children for revenging. For example, Medea challenges the tradition notion of hero as a murdering female hero. Medea had been involved in a killing before when she went to visit Pelias, and she persuaded his daughters to make mincemeat of their father, and promise to make him young again by her drugs. After that Pelias1‘s daughter was missing and no one knows where she was. This action shows how evil she is and gives the audiences a bit Medea’s dark side. When Jason wants to marry Glauce, a princess to
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Shen 2 further his political ambitions, Medea kills Glauce’s father, Creon and Glauce by using a poisoned dress. She also kills the two children that she had with Jason in order to spite
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