• Uncategorized

What has Medea done for Jason?

What has Medea done for Jason?

What has Medea done for Jason, according to her speech? Medea saved Jason’s live by killing the snake to get the Golden Fleece, betrayed her father and her home and had Pelias’ daughters kill Pelias. Jason also did things for Medea.

What is Medea’s reasoning behind her final acts before she leaves Corinth?

“I will slay the children I have borne” are the words of Euripides’ Medea when she decides that she will kill her children in order to take revenge on her husband, Jason, for leaving her to marry Glauke, the princess of Corinth.

What is Medea’s reaction to the tutor’s news?

What feelings does Medea herself express? Revenge and anger; she wishes that she was dead.

What is the dramatic purpose of the nurse’s speech in Medea?

The purpose of the Nurse’s speech in the outset of the play is to build sympathy for Medea and get the audience to be on Medea’s side. 2. What is Medea’s attitude towards her children and what does the nurse fear she might do? Medea seems to be caught up by her desire to revenge and indifferent of her own children.

What background facts do we learn from the nurse’s opening speech?

What background facts do we learn from the Nurse’s opening speech? History of Jason and Medea, quest of the golden fleece, media loved Jason, had 2 children. Jason later marries a new wife- princess of Corinth. Medea is sad.

What happened to the Golden Fleece?

Aietes sacrificed the ram and hung the fleece in a sacred grove guarded by a dragon, as an oracle had foretold that Aietes would lose his kingdom if he lost the fleece. Determined to reclaim his throne, Jason agrees to retrieve the Golden Fleece. Unknown to Jason and his crew, the women have murdered their husbands.

What did Jason have to do to get the Golden Fleece?

Pelias had taken the throne in Iolcus from Jason’s father, making Jason no longer the heir to the crown. So, since Pelias most likely felt threatened by Jason, he didn’t want him anywhere near Iolcus. Pelias sent him on an impossible mission, to fetch the Golden Fleece from the King Aeetes of Colchis.

What happens to Pelias after Jason returns with the Golden Fleece?

What happens to Pelias after Jason returns with the Golden Fleece? Pelias refuses to give Jason the kingdom back, so Medea tricks his daughters into killing him. Jason gets tired of Medea and marries someone else. Medea threatens the new wife and is exiled from the country.

Who was Jason and how did he overcome the hurdles in bringing the Golden Fleece?

Medea had previously warned Jason of this and told him how to defeat this foe. Before they attacked him, he threw a rock into the crowd. Unable to discover where the rock had come from, the soldiers attacked and defeated one another. His last task was to overcome the sleepless dragon which guarded the Golden Fleece.

Who helped Jason and the Argonauts?

Medea

How did Pelias die?

Death of Pelias When Jason and Medea returned, Pelias still refused to give up his throne. Medea conspired to have Pelias’ own daughters (the Peliades) kill him. She told them she could turn an old ram into a young ram by cutting up the old ram and boiling it. Pelias, of course, did not survive.