Questioning Sanity And Insanity

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Questioning sanity and insanity Medea: A 5th Century Play written by Euripides Is Medea sane? What is the difference between insanity and sanity? The pressing question is what can one consider sanity at all. Truly is anyone sane or insane or is it just how everyone views someone else to judge them accordingly, well lets suppose one could find out by taking a perspective look at Medea, the person herself and how she develops the role of what pertains to the stated question. It happens to the effect that one must taste insanity themselves to understand a person as complex as Medea, for instance take the student body that attends Mrs. Jackson's English 12 period may come to perceive her as "creative individual," yet just a variation for step in the direction of insanity, because to an extent it is possible to assume must can stay that artistic types are insane at some degree and level, especially those humanitarians.

To view a mind such as Medea's, it takes a being with an open perspective, to use their insight letting their feelings consume curiosity for a person whom may be irrational to those whom misunderstand why the way she functions. First step to admitting a problem is admitting that the problem begins with the source, now open up and fall into the minds eye of a character of mythical based moral values from 5th century B.C.

In the beginning, the beginning of this awesome motivational play by Euripides, Medea becomes an outcast, a victim that is shunned because she is foreign. Foreign because of loss due to pain from Jason her husband, left with only feelings of exile, feelings of hate, feelings for revenge. All possible combinations point to say she might just possibly be insane. Truly Medea cannot possibly...