I still think that Medea is a monster and jason is a fool because even if you were treated badly that doesn’t mean others had to pay for it. jason is a fool because he betrayed his family for money and royalty. Both characters had a fatal flaw which they did not realize until it was too late. Jason is left cursing medea, his hope of happiness was by abandoning Medea and marrying another, the conflict which opened the play, has been annihilated, and everything he values has been lost through the deaths that concluded the
Never Underestimate A Woman In Medea, Euripides portrays Medea’s character as a very knowledgeable woman. Medea clearly interprets the characteristics of mysticism to the Athenian audience. Euripides, a powerful tragedian uses Medea’s rhetoric to get a medium of revenge. Medea is partially divine and has a type of sorcery, which leads to the persuasion of being able to stay an extra day and have a master plan to kill Creon, the princess and her children. Creon, the king of Corinth wants Medea and her children to go to Exile.
This caused Medea to be vengeful and go out on a rampage. Not only did this hurt Jason, but it also hurt the Corinthian king,his daughter and many more. Medea felt justified in her homicidal acts because she had given up so much to be with Jason. Medea’s nurse explained how the main character abandoned her life for a man she believed she loved, “Sometimes she turns to look away, to call out for her father, her country and home: all abandoned and betrayed for a man who now abandons her, betrays her honor and her love. She has learned the hard way what it is to be an exile to had given up everything” ( lines 29-36.)
Medea’s passion to destroy everything Jason loves stems from the disloyalty Medea received from Jason. All throughout, and even before their marriage, Medea has been nothing but faithful and loyal to Jason, and it was that same loyalty that she had for Jason the lead her to destroy anyone who get in their way, including her own brother. In return, Medea gets a husband who “hast not kept faith with” her even after
Creon is willing to banish Medea and cast her into a fate of exile and statelessness to protect his daughter. This is in stark contrast to the main theme of the play in which Medea is willing to murder her own children in order to seek revenge and ensure that Jason does not have a sense of belonging and wealth in Corinth from his new marriage with their joint children. It seems, in this scene, that her fear of being banished is more of a concern to her than her children. Creon's actions are all to protect his daughter, "I'll not put you before my family." line 316 even though he has previously admitted that Medea does "sounds harmless" line 303, he is not willing to take the risk as he is "terrified you're plotting evil" line 304.
Throughout the first part of the play, Medea is suffering and crying about how hopeless she is after Jason has abandoned her. She is hysterical at times and at one-point wishes for her own death. According to the Nurse, her suffering is the consequence of being too passionately in love with Jason. The trait of being obsessed can be considered Medea’s tragic flaw which eventually leads her to her downfall. Later, the Nurse shows us her wisdom by constantly and correctly predicting that Medea will do something ruthless to her children.
Medea is a foreigner, whose husband is engaged to another woman, the King’s daughter. Medea’s secret is that she plans to kill her children and Jason’s future wife instead of Jason, the main reason being that, by killing the children and Jason’s future wife, it will cause Jason eternal pain. For Medea, her secret is her downfall. Medea’s internal struggle was seen throughout the play, especially when it was time to send her children away on their fatal journey. During this moment she was hesitant on whether she
Andrew Messing states that Euripides carefully made Medea into the stereotypical woman: "emotional," "self _ deprecating" and " prone to ask favours or forgiveness." But we can see it from different angle, typical stereotypes are about both gender not only sticks for women. Women always responsible of the demotic life. They also stay as homes caring of their babies. They are weak and fragile.
Similarities and Differences of Jason and Creon Sophia Johnson The play “Medea,” written by Euripides and translated by Robinson Jeffers, has two strong male characters, Jason and Creon. Jason and Creon can be easily compared, although their differences are significant. Jason and Creon shared some characteristics. Jason and Creon both loved their children. “And in particular the children; my sons; our sons,” (136) Jason gets emotional about Medea with the children.
After all, she has a tough decision to make between a man who she believes she loves and a homeland that she knows she loves. Regardless, Medea chooses to chase after Jason, a man that she is attempting to not love, but cannot get over because it is based on infatuation and she is ignorant of this