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Médée, l'altérité consentie

Abstract : Since the Greco-Roman times and to this day, the unprecedented act of filicide by oriental princess and Greek hero companion Medea tests our moral stamina to see represented on stage, painted or shown in film what is considered a taboo in most European societies and religions. Nevertheless, many are the interpretations that dare to present her as innocent: a foreigner, accused of witchcraft, a priestess, a king’s daughter bullied by rumours and suspicions, in modern texts Medea is a figure of rebellion against forces of the arbitrary, an individual triumphing over the ruling abusive powers. Refusing integration and asserting her differences (witch, unfit mother, regicide), defying the law and evading all human justice, the granddaughter of the sun god Helios nobly embodies a conscious and consented otherness.
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Florence Fix. Médée, l'altérité consentie. Presses universitaires Blaise Pascal, 2010, mythographies et sociétés, ISBN-13 978-2-84516-474-1. ⟨hal-02263400⟩



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