Argumentative Essay On Medea By Euripides

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It’s funny how some things can backfire on you and you won’t even realize it. It is shown in the play Euripides’ Medea. I believe that Medea is a monster, and Jason is a fool. Think about it, would you ever trick a powerful sorceress, make her bare you kids, and then betray her? That’s a thoughtless move. If you think that’s foolish, then would you kill you own brother for someone that doesn’t love you back, and then kill your own kids just to get revenge on them? now that’s a monster. Euripides portrays Medea as a ruthless person by showing that Medea did not hesitate to kill her own children in order to get her revenge on Jason. It is showing that women can be driven into monstrous act when they are abused. Euripides opens up with Medea having the knowledge that jason will remarry. She express her feeling of his betrayal of her by plotting revenge. She uses her kids as pawns in her plan. Euripides is delineating medea by making her exhibit emotions of love, passion, and vengeance. Medea can be seen as a fierce woman, because she is open-minded, she doesn’t give up. It is shown in the play where it states “ I will turn three of my enemies into corpses, the father, the daughter, and my husband”. It shows that she’s not…show more content…
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
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