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Beat 1 Lines 662 to 712 Literal Medea is listening to what has happened to Aegeus and explaining her situation Essential Trying to seek advice from a far off friend As If Its as if I am explaining to a friend and enlisting their help in getting back at my ex-girlfriend who dumped me but who happens to be his parents friends daughter Beat 2 Lines 713 to 758 Literal Medea is trying to secure a place in Athens with Aegeus by offering him children that he needs Essential Trying to bargain with a friend for mutual gain As If Its as if I want to go to party to try to save my relationship with a girl that I really love but my mom will not let me go so I offer to spend an entire day talking with her and not shutting her out as much anymore The reason that the excerpt is divided into two beats at line 713 is because that is the point that Medea realizes she can manipulate Aegeus by offering to give him children She moves from a begging weak Medea to her stronger Medea She finally has a leg to stand on and we can see the cunning she processes Instead of having new news that one of the actors finds out Medea realizes something instead and it serves the same purpose The two beats represent the different sides of Medea in the excerpt and that is why I decided to divide the excerpt into two different beats Through Line Medea is trying to secure a home or some security for after she gets her revenge any way that she can Beat 1 Lines 662 to 712 Objective Medeas objective is to listen to Aegeus and to try to get him to give her advice with all of her problems Obstacle Her problems involve the son-in-law of the king Creon Action Medea uses
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