madea and scylla - What makes the stories of Medea and...

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What makes the stories of Medea and Scylla so similar? Ovid was able to connect the two stories in various ways. He did not only connect the stories chronologically or through a common character, but connected them through their purpose and their theme. Medea and Scylla show many connections that are found through their thoughts and actions. Neither Medea nor Scylla saw their love for their companions as false or wild. Although she knew he was a foreigner, Medea wanted to help Jason and later marry him. She also saw that the act of helping Jason and leaving her father might seem crazy, and the only thing that could be reason for such an act is love, which she does not know. Medea said, “Surely this, or something like it, is what men call love. Why else do my father’s commands seem to me too harsh?” Made does not only justify helping and marrying Jason with “love”. During her internal argument she states, “Shall I then betray my faher’s kingdom, and by my help rescue an unknown stranger so that, thanks to my
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Mcgonigal during the Spring '08 term at Holy Cross (MA).

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