Sunday, September 15, 2013
Medea and Women
Medea is obviously all about gender. When Euripides wrote the play in the 400's BC, Athens was a heavily male dominated society, like most Greek city-states. Mr. Fitzpatrick talked to us about how playwrights were equivalent to politicians during this time in Greece because they would use their plays to send a message to the over 20,000 person audience their show was performed in front of. I believe Euripides uses Medea to point out the hypocrisy of the unjust life women were subjected to during this time.