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The Door

The door to Medea's house remains closed for the entirety of the play and all of the events and speeches are delivered outside of the house. The door represents more than one metaphorical "barrier"… read analysis of The Door

The Poisoned Crown

A crown is a metonym (a kind of metaphor) for rulership. Medea chooses to exact her revenge on Creon and the Princess with a poisoned crown, a crown that represents Creon and Jason's having… read analysis of The Poisoned Crown


Chimeras are mythical creatures, like griffins and centaurs, that are composed of different animal parts joined together in one body. These parts are sometimes depicted as being in conflict with each other, meaning the animal… read analysis of Chimeras