Why Is Medea Considered A Misogynist

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As many researchers know, Greece was infused with many misogynists at the time of Medea. The societal expectations revolved around the men and the stereotypes were typically for the women. When writers in Greece, all men, wrote pieces of work, they would write about the strengths of the men and and if women appeared at all, they would be presented in a condescending manner. There were a few writers that tried to shed light on the injustice women received, but would be immediately shut down by the audience. Since this would tremble their career significantly, playwrights just avoided the case of women perspectives. Although there were times that Euripides revealed some problems women faced in society, he would always return to the misogynist stereotypes of the society to protect his career.…show more content…
Even though the Chorus was usually all male, he appoints them as females to show how other females also believed that Medea’s doings were flawed. They, as women, had certain values that they stood for in society and hoped that Medea would walk along those guidelines. “Euripides also enhances the terrible quality of Medea’s crime by filtering it through the moral sensibility of the Chorus” (McDermott 60). Even when Medea was on the path of killing her children, “... she does not have the Chorus’ support; ‘I forbid you to do this one thing...’” (Barlow 163). They constantly advise her not to tarnish the reputation of the female sex, but her ignorant attitude shows how woman in society will neglect the caution their own kind just to get their standpoint across. Not only is the Chorus described through the female perspective, but also as the audience’s general reaction to the happenings on

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