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‘Which of the themes in Euripides’ ‘Medea’ develop the plot more significantly than others?’ (45 marks)
In the Medea, by Euripides, there are many themes which are portrayed in a variety of ways through most of the characters in the play. These include: The role of men/women in Greek society, marriage/love, the importance of oaths, and parents/children. Plot development is when a theme helps the plot move on in the play; it could be considered that ‘the importance of oaths’ is more significant in developing the plot than the other themes.
The theme of ‘the importance of oaths’ is a very significant theme in terms of plot development. This is because oaths are very important to Medea, and actually form the basis of the play. When Medea helped Jason with the trials of the Golden Fleece, and even turned against her own father, King Aeëtes, to help him; Jason vowed to always protect her and stay with her. However he broke these vows by marrying Glauce, which angered Medea the most and caused her to carry out her actions within the play. It was not the fact that Jason left her, which upset Medea the most, but more the idea that he broke these oaths. The importance of oaths to Medea is thus emphasised within the interaction with Aegeus, King of Athens, whom Medea makes vow that he will give her sanctuary in Athens after she escapes Corinth. The fact that she made him swear an oath, also emphasises Medea’s mistrust in men. Had this oath-swearing not been the case, then Medea may not have killed her own children, as she may not have had anywhere to go afterwards. The importance of oaths is also important, because Zeus is the sole witness of these oaths, and the protector of them. Thus, it could be suggested that because Jason broke them, Zeus’ punishment to him was everything that happens in the play; the murder of his wife, children, and new father. Oaths are also vitally important because Medea makes the Chorus vow their silence, so that they will not speak to the other characters about her intentions. Has this not occurred, then Medea would have been prevented from carrying out her treacherous acts. Thus, the theme of ‘the importance of oaths’ is very significant through plot development, because without it, Medea may not have carried out her actions – as she would not have guaranteed sanctuary afterwards, and the Chorus may have told the other characters about her intentions – also, Zeus may not have allowed the punishment of Jason in such a way.
‘The role of men/women in Greek society’ is also a significant theme in the play in terms of plot development, but not as significant as ‘the importance of oaths’. This is a highly significant theme, because the rights involved within this are often conflicted by the titular character. For such example, Jason is completely within his right to leave Medea to marry Glauce – because it is the role of the Ancient Greek male to marry who he likes, in an attempt to increase his kleos, especially as Glauce is the Princess and daughter of the King of Corinth. However, Medea does not react well to this. Being a woman, she is supposed to just accept this, but Medea does not and instead goes against the norm by attempting to take revenge – acting less typical of a female in an Ancient Greek environment, which would have completely shocked the predominantly male Ancient Greek audience. Thus, had Jason not remarried, which he was completely allowed to do, then Medea may not have been so spiteful. However, it could be considered that this theme has little significance, through Medea and her attempt to break away from the status of women – because the theme seems to be ignored instead of emphasised for plot development. The plot is also comparably insignificant in terms of plot development, as the Chorus are a group of women, which in itself was considered odd. They also constantly displayed emotions rather than being of an actual opinion, so their presence does not necessarily develop the plot. Also, the Ancient Greek male audience would not have been able to relate to the Chorus. Thus, ‘the role of men/women in Greek society’ is somewhat significant as it causes Medea to enact her rage upon Jason and his new family, however, it doesn’t really carry significance elsewhere.
Although closely associated with ‘the role of men/women in Greek society’, the theme of ‘marriage/love’ bares slightly more significance in terms of plot development, but still less than ‘the importance of oaths’. This is significant, because although Medea and Jason are not technically married, her love for him is obsessive, put upon her by Aphrodite, and she references much of the time that they are married. This obsession with Jason drives the plot on, as it leads to the killing of Glauce, perhaps, as Medea believes that if Jason cannot be with her, he cannot be with anyone else. The theme of marriage is also important in plot development, because Medea feels that she played her part in the marriage (although they are not married): having children – and it thus angers her more and causes her to retaliate in such a way. This theme is also pretty vital because Jason’s choice to remarry is the catalyst for the events of the play.
Within the play, three of the characters are parents: Medea, Jason and Creon. Aegeus is also the King of Athens, who is infertile and thus wants children. This theme of ‘Parents and Children’ is pretty huge, recurring and significant throughout the play, and helps towards plot development. What is most significant about this theme is the vast juxtaposition between Medea and the rest of the characters. Medea has a lack of maternal instinct, and no care for her children – she even kills them just to get back at her husband. However, it is obvious that Creon and Jason love their children – the former even dying with his own daughter, Glauce. Thus, it would make the audience feel more hatred towards the titular character. The theme is significant most largely in terms of Creon. This is because Medea is able to manipulate him, as a parent to another parent, to let her and her children stay in Corinth for one more day. This helps develop the plot because had he not done this, then Medea would not have been able to carry out her deeds. Creon also makes the choice to grasp his dying daughter, and can recognise her when nobody else can. This causes him to die as well, through the poison in the Golden cloak, and thus the plot is developed as Creon cannot search for the murderous Medea, and possibly execute her. The love that Jason has for his children is also significant, as it develops the plot by leading to the deaths of them. Had Jason not have such a strong paternal feeling for them, Medea would not have had to kill them to make Jason see more pain than his own death. Aegeus also fits into this theme, as Medea is able to take advantage of his desperation for children, to thus gain sanctuary after her exile from Corinth. Had Medea not promised to grant him fertility, then she would have had nowhere to escape to after murdering Glauce and the children, so might not have carried out these acts. Hence, the theme of ‘Parents and Children’ is significant, because it leads to Medea being allowed to stay in Corinth for the day to carry out the deeds, and also contributes in her ability to commit the murders.
To conclude, the theme of ‘the importance of oaths’ is the most significant theme in Euripides’ ‘Medea’. This is because it contributes more to developing the plot than the other themes mentioned. It is more important than the theme of ‘the role of men/women in Greek society’, because this tends to be a more neglected theme through Medea’s choice to simply ignore it, and also, had Jason not broken the oaths, then Medea would have stayed in her compulsory status at the lowest part of society. ‘The importance of oaths’ is also more significant than that of ‘marriage/love’, because although Jason’s choice to remarry and leave the obsessive Medea is the catalyst for the actions of ‘the Medea’ occurring, the fact that he broke the oaths is the start point of all this. So, even if Jason did not remarry, but still broke his oaths, then the events may have still occurred. It is important to remember that Medea is not angry at Jason for leaving her, just for breaking the oaths, and for doing this, Zeus allows Jason’s punishment to commence. Oaths are more important as a theme than children too, because had Jason not broken the oaths, then the living children of all the parents within the play would have all survived until the end of the play at least – because Medea would not have felt the need to carry out the murders.…...

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