Study Guide

Jason: Birth and Early Adventures Exile

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Baby Jason is sent into exile by his mother in order to save him from his power-hungry uncle Pelias. Of course, Jason has a pretty sweet life while he's in exile. His mother sends him off to be raised by the Chiron, a wise centaur who teaches Jason all he needs to know about being a hero. By the time Jason is ready to return from his exile in the wilderness, he's fully prepared to rock the house and show the world exactly how awesome he is. Sometimes, exile is a time of shame, but for Jason, it's a time of training and preparation for the future.

Questions About Exile

  1. In what ways does Jason learn and grow while in exile?
  2. What's the difference between exile and imprisonment? How are the two things similar?
  3. What are some examples of metaphorical exile in the story?

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