- Join over 1.2 million students every month
- Accelerate your learning by 29%
- Unlimited access for just £4.99 per month
The role of the Chorus in The Medea
The first 200 words of this essay...
The role of the Chorus in "The Medea"
The Chorus in Greek terminology is a group of dancers who participate in parties, dramatic performances and public events. The choral song is the predominant part of the play and the monologue is later added in, they are the subordinate characters, or the background and the important parts are left for the main character, in this case Medea. The Chorus, a group of Corinthian women, has quite a unique and an important role in the play by narrating and summarizing the story.
The fact that the Chorus and Medea are female manifests a similarity between them; the Chorus can see everything, however, they do not intervene with the play. They pity and sympathize with her because they are both women and they both, as women, share the suffering of the injustices of women, this establishes a bond between them as is shown on lines , the phrases "" Already shows the empathy between Medea and the Chorus of women, their sympathy leads the audiences to interpret the play leading to their sympathy and the acceptance of Medea taking revenge on being the victim of her husband's betrayal to another woman.
Found what you're looking for?
- Start learning 29% faster today
- Over 150,000 essays available
- Just £4.99 a month
Not the one? We have 100's more
Classics (view all)
- Chem Lab Report (How much energy can we get from margarine)
- Which 3 gods Do You Think Were Most Important to the Greeks
- How does Aristophanes portray women in The Poet and the Wome...
- Internal and External Conflicts in The Odyssey
- The narrative epic, 'The Odyssey' composed by Homer between ...
""Yvette Agars. Senior History Teacher. Saint John's College. Whyalla S.A.
""John Plowright. Teacher. Repton School. Derbyshire.