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Seminar Notes on Euripides Medea. The Theme of Feminism. Euripides was known for his propensity to challenge the complacency and tradition. However, his medea was controversial as it exposes the place of women in the traditional Greece. There are diverse views regarding the unfairness of the patriarchal Greek society of that time. For example in the Athenian society can be viewed as a man’s world, there was no place for women outside their homes. At a very young age, a girl ruled over by her father. Afterwards, the father would choose whom she would marry. After marriage, her new master was her husband. Girls received much male advice, this mainly entailed being quiet and staying at home. In the Athenian society, women shared equal status to those of servants. Having no power and certainly no privileges other than the having control over the home servants. Based on this culture, women were expected to fully submit to their husbands and display great virtue. Mede is not only a woman but also a foreigner, this places her even at a lower status. Moreover, she

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