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