1. In Medea, Medea unquestionably has magical powers, but how much does she depend on them during the action of the play?
2. Trace the steps thorough which Medea’s plan of action is carried out.
3. Compare Medea and Clytemnestra. Both are wronged wives who seek revenge.
4. In what sense is Medea a hero like Achilles, Antigone or Odysseus? What qualities does she have that may command our admiration?
5. In an alternate version of the story of Jason and Medea, Medea does not kill her children, but instead escapes with them safely tucked beside her in her dragon chariot. If Euripides followed that plot, how would your response differ?