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Medea Stimmen review ↠ 103 Own children to her jealous rage In this novel Wolf explodes the myth offering moder. At the end she said They ve made what they need out of each of us Out of you the Hero and out of me the Wicked Witch They ve driven us apart like that Medea to JasonBefore I had even read Euripides s retelling of Medea Medea had already been representative to me of a destructive force propelled by vengeful rage And what Christa Wolf does with this modern retelling of an ancient tale is present Medea in a different form compared to the versions given priorAfter helping Jason to retrieve the Golden Fleece and having fled her homeland Colchis the couple settle in Corinth where having left one power struggle Medea finds herself at the center of another This Medea is wiser sensible and less amorously passionate than her predecessors As an outsider she is able to observe the faults of the Corinthians she does not become subservient to the land she has been exiled to as custom demands of women and once she discovers the heinous secret that is the source of Corinth s prosperity and magnificence the powerful of Corinth plot and succeed in executing her fallIf I was to be improper and summarize this brilliant book I would say that it concerns the workings of power the abuses of power and the lengths people in power work to maintain their power Before she had fled Medea and the other Colchian women were working to restore tradition that would shift power from King Ae tes her father who is corrupt to her sister Chalciope but the king is resolute in maintaining and clinging to power In Corinth King Creon and his circle worked to ensure that he remains in power An already patriarchal society works to maintain its power while subjecting even force to its subjects and using and nitpicking certain old traditions to reviveThe theme of the scapegoat is everywhere in the tale Primarily used by the ones in power to hold onto power longer as sacrificial offerings or as distractions and the objects of responsibility for disasters Medea uickly becomes a convenient scapegoat when tragedies occur and finally we see that those in power not only have the absolute say in present and future matters but in also how history is rememberedI ll finish this review that s become longer than I intended with the apt words Margaret Atwood gives in the introduction to this marvellous book Medea is no two dimensional allegory Like a tunnel full of mirrors it both reflects and echoes The uestions it asks the reader through many voices and in many different ways is what would you be willing to believe to accept to conceal to do to save your own skin or simply to stay close to power Who would you be willing to sacrifice

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Medea Stimmen review ↠ 103 Medea is among the most notorious women in Greek tragedy a woman who sacrifices her. 375I was looking forward to this reading about the one who had snakes for hair until I realised the mistake I d madeStill at least that eliminated any chance of me turning to stone and Wolf s story although not my first choice Greek mythology temptress was pretty goodI found this better than her other historical novel Cassandra and not knowing the story of Medea beforehand I really didn t made it appealing to me than say to those who know Greek mythology like the back of their hands Here Wolf reveals the sorceress and murderer of her children as a victim of male arrogance and sexual insecurity with her homeland a darker counterpart to the kingdom of Corinth a self aggrandizing state that brutally distorts truth to justify its imperialistic crimesThere is a chorus of voices here from the eponymous heroine and her weak willed adventurer husband Jason to the other important players in the unfolding drama of Corinth s power struggle As much as I did like this it s nothing compared to her masterpiece Patterns of Childhood Wolf s strength undoubtedly lies with writing about her homeland during and after the war She was there she lived it

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Medea Stimmen review ↠ 103 N readers a portrayal of a fiercely independent woman ensnared in a political battle. I really don t feel like I have the words to do this justice but it s undoubtedly one of the best books I ever read It s like a huge portrayal of the dynamics of human nature and society the clash of different cultures intrigues oppression and power and in the middle of it this headstrong independent woman with her modern views and the way she uestions everything and by that threatens to bring the entire corrupt system down which is the cause of her downfall in the end She s the stranger the one who doesn t fit in the one who doesn t bow the ideal scapegoat for people to blame for problems actually caused by the higher authorities It goes without saying that all of this is especially fascinating contrasted with the original myth of Medea and how it s completely turned on its head hereI can t get into detail because I would have to write an entire book myself The story is told through multiple perspectives and every character even the ones with no POVs hell if you think about it even the anonymous masses is so intricate and psychologically complex that I feel I could read this book 10 times and still discover new thoughts new implications new perspectives I definitely want to read of Christa Wolf s books now


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    PDF or EBOOK (Medea Stimmen) Christa Wolf ¾ 3 read read & download Medea Stimmen About a year ago I read and loved David Vann's take on the Medea myth Bright Air Black It follows the original story very closely and offers few surprises in terms of plot for those already familiar with the tale

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    PDF or EBOOK (Medea Stimmen) It’s odd how at times my readings appear to converge or echo each other uite unconsciously From two entirely different directions I determined to reread my collection of Emma Goldman’s writings and Christa Wolf’s Medea And yet I found striking parallels between Goldman and Medea Both women flee their homelands Tsarist Russia and Colchi

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