What is Oedipus’ hamartia, or tragic flaw? Is there only one? What is Medea’s? Do they share any weaknesses?
Many consider Oedipus the King as the greatest of the Western tragedies. What themes common in the tragedy resonate for us today?
Analyze Medea’s famous speech on the subordinate position of women, ll. 229-264. What seems to be her primary concerns? Are they justified by the actions of the men in the play?
Does Medea fit the definition of a tragedy that we outlined in class? Why or why not?