Sunday, March 3, 2019
MedeaÃ¢â¬â¢s situation Essay
Dogan people in the city who didnt believe Cassandra because she was an outsider. In this endure itwas learned that sometimes the most brain waveful people are the outsiders because they are non blinded by the normal activities of the main characters.Another small fry character that foretells the future is Medeas nurse in The Medea. The Nurse has a different situation than Cassandra. She is more familiar with Meadea and her children and knows of their daily activities. She begins to have insight on Medeas situation when Medea starts to see a change in her human relationships between Jason and her children. She first foretells the murder of Medeas children, who were indeed murdered solely by Medea herself. In the very beginning of the story, the Nurse talks almost Medeas dwindling love for Jason.But now theres hatred everywhere, Love is diseased.(Greene, Lattimore, Euripides I, 59)With her love for Jason waning, she begins to think less and less of her children because they cue her of him.She has turned from the children and does not see them./I am afraid she whitethorn think of some dreadful thing,/For her heart is violent. (Greene, Lattimore, Euripides I, 60)With her heart violent, she doesnt think anymore of the children except to carry out her evil propose which is to kill Creusa. Another quote that shows the deterioration of Jasons and Medeas relationship is the conversation that the Nurse and the Tutor were having.And will Jason put up with it that his children/Should meet so, though hes no friend to their mother? (Greene, Lattimore,Dogan 4Euripides I, 61)The Nurse is showing her concern here when she asks to the highest degree what would Jason do about his children since hes not in love with Medea anymore. Towards the end, it is subtly make known that Jason only wanted the children as heirs to the throne that he did not take because Medea killed Creusa. The Nurse may not have foreshadowed as practically as Cassandra did, but she gave the reader an idea of what was going to happen to the children.In conclusion, minor characters do have some meaning plot-wise. They are not blinded by the everyday life of the main characters allowing them to see the writ large without the help from others. Without them, the story would be mainly about two or more parties and their actions minus the suspense that the minor character gives the reader. (947)Works CitedGreene, David and Lattimore, Richard, eds. Aeschylus I. The University of Chicago. 1953.