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One such controversy centers on the question of whetherAristotle’s Rhetoric and Poetics are primarilydescriptive or prescriptive works. To the degree that they are indeedprescriptive, one may wonder whether Aristotle has presumed in thesetreatises to dictate to figures of the stature of Sophocles andEuripides how best to pursue their crafts. To someextent—but only to some extent—it may seem that hedoes. There are, at any rate, clearly prescriptive elements inboth these texts. Still, he does not arrive at theserecommendations a priori. Rather, it is plain thatAristotle has collected the best works of forensic speech and tragedyavailable to him, and has studied them to discern their more and lesssuccessful features. In proceeding in this way, he aims tocapture and codify what is best in both rhetorical practice andtragedy, in each case relative to its appropriate productive goal.
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Aristotle: Poetics | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
In the tragedy , written by Euripides, Medea plays the major role in this story, unlike most Greek stories with women playing only minor roles, but she also demonstrates many behavioral and psychological patterns unlike any other .
The Poetics of Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.) is a much-disdained book
In Euripides’ Medea the main character, Medea, Displays many traits that breakdown traditional Athenian misogyny by displaying her as proactive in taking her revenge, having cruel and savage passions, and being a very manipulative women.