Lit-midterm - in which you give the significance / meaning...

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Unformatted text preview: in which you give the significance / meaning (close reading) of the quote. ***Significance is not simply repeating the quote in your own words. Instead, explain the importance of the quote to the overall work, and to the ideas/themes we have seen through some/all of the works we’ve read so far. Explain how the quote contributes to the greater meaning of these ideas . Include the author and title of the work at the top of each answer. Euripides, Medea “Yea, men should have begotten children from some other source, no female race existing; thus would no evil ever have fallen on mankind.” It is speaks from Jason when he is trying to defends his choice to remarry as the best decision for everyone, rather than a selfish whim. It means his life would have been good to have gotten their children in some other way, and women no need to exist. It is also better far for men. He thinks marriage with a king’s daughter will make his children and Medea’s life better. He also wants Medea understand their life will be better if he marry king’s daughter and wish she could see past her jealousy to appreciate to him. The chorus praises Jason’s reasoning, but they still finds that he remains unjustified in divorcing Medea. "It is natural for a woman to be wild with her husband when he goes in for a secret love. But now your mind has turned to better reasoning” Euripides, Medea It is speaks from Jason when Medea breaks down in to tears and telling their children...
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This note was uploaded on 07/07/2011 for the course LIT 201 taught by Professor John during the Spring '11 term at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Lit-midterm - in which you give the significance / meaning...

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