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Medea by Euripides
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Nov 12, 09

really liked it

This year, as a sophomore student, we had read the book "Medea" by Euripides for our first exhibition on october of 2009. This is a play that is basically about tragedy, love and conflicts. There was alot of events happening in the play, and they were a little interesting. Medea had fallen in love with the Iolcus hero, Jason, who was on the quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece, in order to take back his father's throne from his evil uncle, Pelias. Medea's reason for falling in love with Jason was because the Goddess of Beauty, Aphrodite, told her son, Eros, to shoot arrows in Medea's heart, causing Medea to fall in love. The effect of the arrows soon started, as Medea followed along with Jason on the quest to the Golden Fleece. Then things started to get bad, as Medea killed her own brother on the Argo, a ship he used to sail the seas and head to the Golden Fleece, over her love for Jason. After that was said and done, Jason had abandoned her after he accomplished his quest, due to the incident on the ship. Medea got her revenge by killing King Creon and the princess, along with her's and Jason's children, causing Jason to have more hate for her. I find this interesting because of the twists and turns in the story.

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Alison G Manny,

I enjoyed reading your review. The way you describe the play makes it sound like something I would like to read. I'm curious to hear more about what you like the play (or not). Talk some more about the story, characters, language, or setting. What is your viewpoint on these things?

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