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From Sparknotes Commentary:

Euripides' tragedies often present ordinary human beings under the sway of extraordinary forces that must be respected and understood, if not wholly accepted... It may be more correct to view Media as a vehicle for something greater, as someone chosen by the gods (or the cosmos, for Euripides was often thought an atheist) to reveal inconvenient truths about human nature.

Find a quote that supports your explanation on the following: (4 points each)

1. Explain the nurse’s perspective:

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2. Explain Medea’s emotional state:

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3. Explain Creon’s decision:

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4. Explain Jason’s reaction:

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5. Explain Aegus’ agreement with Medea:

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6. Explain the position of women in society as shown in the play so far:

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What inconvenient truths about human nature do you see in the play so far? (10 points)