Medea vs. Antigone
The two Greek plays, Medea and Antigone both exhibit opening scenes that serve numerous purposes. Such as establishing loyalties, undermining assumptions on the part of the audience, foreshadowing the rest of the play, and outlining all of the issues. Medea and Antigone share many similarities in their openings.
Both plays begin with providing the audience with the history and the consequences of certain situations that the characters were involved in. It also
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reasoning, for I would gladly take my stand in battle array three times o’er, than once give birth.” (Oates, 298).
Sophocles’ Antigone and Euripides Medea are two Greek plays that share many similarities. For example, the way the audience is informed of history and the defiance of the traditional role of women are only two. Thus, Greek tragedy has many reoccurring themes, which can be directly related to the society in which they were written.