Day 1

Medea Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What does the nurse mean when she says “love is diseased”?

    One interpretation is that the Nurse means love between Jason and Medea is tainted, that it was never true or honest. Another interpretation is that the Nurse is claiming that no human beings can love each other without causing damage to each other. Yet another interpretation is that love acts as a disease on people, so whoever feels love catches the disease.

  2. 2

    What crucial information do we learn from the Nurse at the beginning?

    The Nurse reveals that Medea and Jason left Medea's homeland on the Argo, Jason's ship, and went first to Iolcus and then migrated to Corinth. The Nurse reveals that Jason...

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