Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TV Tropes: Hilarious and Informative

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Medea

The above link is to the site I mentioned in class, tvtropes.org.

Here are some of my favourite tropes that apply to Medea are:
  • Don’t You Dare Pity Me!: Revenge is much sweeter.
  • God Save Us from the Princess!: Averted because the gods agree with her.
  • I Gave My Word: Jason breaks that wedding oath all over the place.
  • In Medea Res: Gotta love the terrible pun.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: One of the originals.
  • Gory Discretions Shot: Something you see a lot in Greek plays. Most of the gory action is described in detail but not shown.
  • Karma Houdini: Not gonna spoil this. 
  • Horse of a Different Colour: Brings up an interesting point. How would the ancient Greeks have shown the dragon chariot? That’s quite a feat even by today’s standards.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse
  • Too Dumb to Live: Jason, Creon, and Glauce
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Medea to Jason and its brilliant.
  • Woman Scorned

3 comments:

alex Monier said...

One of my favorite insightful things on here is the Karma Houdini. She talks about the vanishing act and getting free from the whole situation with minimal guilt. Like she has done a lot of stuff to get bad karma , and she just goes all Remedios and ascends away in a nice 'what did i just read' fashion

Iris Mire said...

Definitely. I do kind of wonder though if deserved real retribution. You could argue that her actions were justified. Did she escape karma or was there no bad juju to begin with?

Sri Korrapati said...

I really don't think she escaped Karma. If we're playing the blame game then Hera and Jason are the ones in trouble. Jason got his karma through Medea for sure, but I would argue that Hera got her karma as well. I mean Jason, the hero she vouched for and aided, specifically broke his vows to her, the goddess of marriage. That must not have been taken lightly.