Saturday, October 4, 2014
Medea and Dido Comparison
In class, I discussed how Medea and Dido individually handled their heartbreak. Medea was a combination of angry and sad, which lead her to make the decisions she did. To recap, she killed her children, Kreon and his daughter. Yeah, pretty drastic decisions. Dido, on the other hand, was more sad than angry. She was disappointed in herself for going against her word of staying true to Sychaeus. In addition, she was furious at Aeneas for breaking his promise. This lead her to commit suicide, leaving Anna by herself. I think it's nice to compare the women we have seen in literature. Jocasta and Dido both committed suicide out of grief, and, well Medea was just CRAZY (see photo). I can't wait to see what we read in the future and how the women react to situations.