CLAS170-Dec5

CLAS170-Dec5 - CLAS170-Dec5 Jason as a failed hero -he...

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CLAS170-Dec5 Jason as a failed hero -he takes the “helper-maiden” with him and marries her -Medea goes outside of narratological expectations -steals Jason’s kleos (killing his sons, did all of his work, characterized him as riding on  her coattails) -Jason dies childless -thus he is deprived of his immortality -Medea predicts, “I shall make  three  dead bodies” but she only kills Creon and Glauce Helper Maiden Type -Athena -Medea -helper not usually the bride -cf. Calypson, Circe [Ariadne, Dido] Young hero -folktale-like elements -carries old woman -one sandal -‘impossible’ task -magical elements Medea -‘barbarian’ -Female -links to supernatural The saga develops -stories about  Medea -woman in love -dismembers brother -magic-worker -kills pelias
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-Jason is downgraded Euripides’ Medea -431 B.C. -Deus ex machina ending -Themes -revenge -the importance of children -why is Aegeus important to the plot? What role does he play thematically?
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