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Nancy Crawley Intro. In literature all around the world, women play a role, whether it is a major or minor one. A woman can be seen as a heroine, which is a woman that is a hero in a piece of literature. A hero is defined as someone who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, displays courage and the will for self sacrifice —that is, heroism—for some greater good of all humanity (Wikipedia). Some may agree that in the story Medea, Medea is in fact a hero. Many would argue against this. Medea by far is not a hero and does nothing but cause drama and hurts others. A true hero would never act in the manner that Medea does. Medea is in fact the opposite of a hero; because she is so focused on revenge, she ends up ruining many lives including her own. Bruckner, D.J.R. Medea. New York Times. 1986. Article Overview:
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Unformatted text preview: This short article on Medea was helpful. It gives some of the plot that actually takes place in this poem. In this article, it talks about how Jason, her husband, abandons her for a young beautiful princess. It also talks about her killing her kids and how terrifying she truly is. It also shows how cruel she is because she flaunts the dead kids over Jason and will not let him see his own dead children. Importance to my project: This article is a good source for my research paper because it gives some information on how Medea is truly terrifying and cold hearted. When she went as far as to not let Jason see his dead kids, she proved how truly evil she it. Important Quotes: “To murder her own children, she is truly terrifying” (Bruckner 24). “…denying pleas from Jason below to let him touch them” (Bruckner 24)....
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