Perseus and Medusa
Themes in Perseus and Medusa
Little Words, Big Ideas
Like pretty much every great hero, Perseus is incredibly brave. No matter how dangerous the monsters in his path, Perseus boldly marches forward. He is unstoppable – Gorgons, sea monsters, wicked...
No great hero ever became a hero without a more than a little perseverance. Despite all the barriers in Perseus' way, still he bravely trudges forward. Even though the task of delivering Medusa's h...
Women and Femininity
The issue of women and femininity in Perseus' stories are kind of problematic. As we see it, women are either beautiful and helpless damsels in distress (Danae, Andromeda) or ugly monsters (the Gor...
Cunning and Cleverness
Perseus may hack Medusa's head off with a sword, but in most cases his success comes from quick, clever thinking rather than through mad fighting skills. Just think about it: he blackmails the Grae...
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