Whose side do you think the Chorus is on? Why?
Some students may read the Chorus’s objections to Medea’s revenge plot as evidence that they are against her. Others may believe the Chorus’s objections mean they are looking out for Medea’s best interests. Still other students may look at the Chorus' words from other sections and see that the Chorus seems to defend Medea more than it disagrees with her. But there are also moments when the Chorus tells Medea that Jason is just behaving like a man should. Encourage debate, instructing students to refer to specific parts of the text to support their answers.
What role do the gods have in this play so far?
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