In Euripides' play Medea, what concern does the Nurse reveal when she tells the children to go inside? Can this be foreshadowing?    

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Foreshadowing is a literary device that can be employed to give readers and audience members hints at what is to come. Foreshadowing can be created through "imagery, language and/or symbolism" ("Foreshadowing," Literary Terms). While foreshadowing only implies what will happen in the future and "does not directly give away" what will happen, foreshadowing can be subtle or more direct. The editors of Literary Terms give us an example of more direct foreshadowing in which a business woman leaving for work declares she has forgotten something at home and a camera zooms in on a USB stick. The camera zoom directly implies that she will soon realize she has left a very important USB stick at home, which will lead to a future conflict.

Early in Euripides' play Medea , the Nurse certainly gives us some very direct foreshadowing about what is to come. The first instance of direct foreshadowing is found in...

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