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Oct 7

I interpret this song as an explanation for why she became who she was at the end. The song is about people doubting the woman to act out and her providing reasons as to why she should be entitled to. People are calling her crazy and angry when the man is with someone else. The woman is acting like this because of the man’s implied infidelity. The song says that if you “poke a bear til the claws come out”. I believe that it is the best analogy to describe the woman because she wants to protect herself or was too irritated. The song says “‘move on’ but I won’t”. I thought of Medea and her plan for revenge. “It’s obvious that wanting me dead has brought you two together” reminds me of when Jason’s new woman disliked Medea and wanted her gone. The lyric, “You took everything from me”, reflects Medea’s tragic backstory. She backstabbed her brother, her father, and left her home to never return for Jason. She lost her children because they were the source to get absolute revenge on him. The song is similar to the story because of a tale of a woman being rightfully angry at her man.

Euripides, & Murnaghan, S. (n.d.). Medea. W. W. Norton & Company.
Swift, Taylor Swift. (2020, July 23). Mad woman. YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DP4q_1EgQQ..

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Oct 7

While I agree with your assesment on even though Medea lost just as much, she is content as long as Jason feels great pain. But she didn’t kill her kids to hurt Jason completely but for their protection against the people of the kingdom looking for revenge against Medea for the assassination of the King and his daughter

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Oct 7

Yes I believe that having children automatically opens you up to great hate but also great love. Jason had pushed Medea to the point of wanting Jason to feel the same type of sadness that he made her feel. Even though she went through with her plan and it had succeeded the way she wanted it to, Medea along the way has lost herself completely.

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Oct 7

Thanks!

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Oct 6

Having children can be a lot but without children, your bloodline doesn’t continue on, so I feel like having children is really important. Kids are a big responsibility but I personally would rather have kids despite the risks that come with them.

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Oct 6

I agree with the compare and contrast that you made between Medea and Odysseus. I like what you said about how they had different intentions with their spouse.

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Oct 6

Medea wanted Hecate to help her complete her mission in getting revenge on Jason.

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Oct 6

I believe Jason had more reasons for leaving Medea than just to secure economic prosperity. His speech towards Medea shows his hatred is very strong even before he found out what she had done to their sons. Even though Medea ended up killing their sons, I think Jason is not justified leaving Medea for another woman, because he did it before anything was wrong with their family.

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Oct 6

The pawnbroker knows and feels for Jackson Jackson but doesn’t have the money to replace the regalia

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Oct 6

Jackson jackson really knows its his grandmother’s regalia at first glance.

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Oct 6

Medea Extra Credit

Antonio Romero

South Plains College

ENGLISH-2332- World Literature

Ms. Escamilla

October 5, 2022

The term “mad woman” belongs to a group of women that when pushed to the edge repeatedly by their significant other and then finally being pushed over, become spiteful and dangerous. A prime example of this situation is captured in Euripides Medea. The play tells the story of Medea, portraying her mindset and actions after being betrayed by her Husband Jason. Medea learns that Jason has been having an affair with the Kings daughter and plans to marry her. After giving up everything and betraying her home just to be with Jason, Medea is destroyed by the news of him planning to leave her and their two boys. This revelation and the King exiling Medea in fear of her using her cleverness to plot revenge, finally push Medea into becoming a “mad woman.” Medea becomes overcome with revenge and hatches a plan to kill the King and his daughter. In fear that after she escape her enemies will kill her kids, Medea plans to kill her and Jasons kids believing that the only right way to kill them was their own mother doing it because it was out of love. The madness that Medea went through as result of a bad husband/significant other has echoed through pop culture even having the main theme of the story being made into the song “mad woman” by Taylor Swift. The lyrics of the song make it easy compared to Medea featuring lyrics such as

“No one likes a mad woman

You made her like that

And you’ll poke that bear ’til her claws come out And you find something to wrap your noose around And there’s nothing’ like a mad woman”

These lyrics clearly resonate how Jason was to Medea. Pushing her with his infidelity and then finally pushing her over the edge when the King exiles her. Jason, trying to be rational, makes it clear that he had no idea how Medea got to the point of madness when it was Jason that made her like that.

Euripedes, Medea, pg 756-790
The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Vols. A, B, & C.
Author: Sarah Lawall, ed.
Swift, (2022,7,23) Official lyric video by Taylor Swift “mad woman”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DP4q_1EgQQ

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Oct 6

I would still have children, there are a lot of downsides yes, but there are a lot of upsides also. I feel like it would all be worth it. My parents have risked a lot for me and my siblings, but they’d do it all again in a heartbeat. I know this play can make you not want to have children and if I knew my children would end up getting killed I wouldn’t either.

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Oct 6

I think Medea killing her children was very wrong, but she might have thought it would protect them from Jason. I believe that she did go way too far no matter what but I can see why she wanted him to suffer. I don’t think Jason would’ve left her if he had known the consequences.

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Oct 6

Medea Extra Credit
Yazmin Riojas
South Plains College
ENGL-2332
DR. Escamilla
10/7/2022
The song “Mad Women” by Taylor Swift, has many comparisons to Medea, because Medea is in fact a mad women she was let down and betrayed by her husband, which turned her out to be very insane which led her to kill her children. Medea has every right to be a mad woman but killing her children should not have led that far to get payback at jason.
The song relates to Medea in various ways In the song the lyrics say
“What a shame she went mad you made her like that”
Jason made her like that she went mad, because the betrayal of him he brought upon her anger she didn’t even know she might have had shes goes mad and kills her children to make Jason suffer for his actions. Another lyric related to Medea is
“Every time you call me crazy I get more crazy. What about that? And when you say i seem angry i get angry and there’s nothing like a mad women what a shame she went mad”
It relates to Medea, because it’s a real shame she went mad she killed her own children not even thinking. As a result she lost her husband and her children due to her becoming a mad women It gave Jason a wake up call showing she wasn’t playing about the hurt he caused her.
Euripedes, Medea, pg 756-790
The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Vols. A, B, & C.
Author: Sarah Lawall, ed.
Swift, (2022,7,23) Official lyric video by Taylor Swift “mad woman”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DP4q_1EgQQ

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Oct 5

I think that Jason thought he was doing the right thing by leaving Medea for his childs safety, but it just made the situation worse and Medea took it too far by murdering her own son to hurt Jason.

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Oct 5

If there is evidence for something and it is good evidence even if it goes against what you believe then you are probably wrong so you should believe in the evidence.

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Oct 5

You hit the differences between Penelope and Medea right on the nose! Despite Medea getting more time on the page than Penelope in their respective stories, there is ample context for each of their characters to figure out that they have very little in common; Penelope is cool and level-headed even in the midst of an increasingly dangerous environment, and is very rational even when overwhelmed by such strong emotions as to render her speechless. Medea on the other hand is all butt-hurt because Jason moved out, and her emotions govern ALL of her actions as a result. Really, the only similarity that could reasonably be observed between them is how they are both rather crafty at getting what they want (which seems to be a reoccurring character trait in many Greek stories)

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Oct 5

Having children is both a blessing and a curse. It takes massive amounts of both time, effort and compassion. As of yet, I do not feel fully competent at taking care of myself yet, much less also caring for children. Yes, they are a joy to have around but only if you are equipped to help them grow up. So, at least for now, I would rather remain childless.

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Oct 5

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Oct 5

I agree with this statement because the way we communicate can focus a person’s attention on viewing things in a different way. Words can also have an impact on people based on the way we influence or persuade someone’s ideas.

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Oct 5

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Oct 5

While it is understandable to see why Jason wanted to secure economic prosperity for his sons, it doesn’t make it right. Medea was also wrong for taking it too far and killing her own sons just to make him suffer.

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Oct 5

Perspective and interpretation go hand in hand with the way someone receives knowledge. So,the way in which we communicate our ideas is important because it can heavily change the way someone interprets and acknowledges them.

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Oct 5

Obviously word choice is everything when telling someone about an opinion you have, especially if it’s an opposing opinion but I don’t think that should make you pander to them. I feel you should state how you feel in your own way.

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Oct 5

By presenting ideas in a way that shows one that believing in this would be beneficial to them, a person is more inclined to be accepting of that fact. The articulation is key to getting society to acknowledge it.

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