Binary Opposition In Medea And Bacchae

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A binary opposition is a pair of related terms or concepts that are opposite in meaning. They come in pairs so you contrast characters in the text. The author may purposely put binary oppositions in their work so you can tell which side he thinks is right and which side is wrong. In both the “Bacchae” and “Medea” portray wisdom, as well as ignorance In “Bacchae” Dionysus expresses wisdom while in Pentheus you can indicate ignorance. The character in “Medea” that shows wisdom is Medea while Jason is depicted as ignorant. In “Bacchae” the play Dionysus shows his wisdom through his beliefs and the plans he makes. His beliefs allow humans to let go of their troubles through wine, to get rid of their identities through theater, and to stop their

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