Jason And Medea Comparison Essay

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Euripides’s play Medea consists of minor characters who spout wise and generalized statements about humanity as a whole. One of these statements, spoken by the chorus, is, “It is a strange form of anger, difficult to cure,/When two friends turn upon each other in hatred.” (pg. 17, 12-13). The claim is true about both the play—specifically the characters Medea and Jason—as well as all of humanity. The purpose of the chorus is to be the mediator between every character and to, in a way, be the voice of the audience on stage. The part of the play when this is said is during the first conversation between Medea and Jason. Their love for each other began to wilt when Jason decided to marry the princess of the country to which they fled. The anger Medea feels towards Jason is one that can only truly be felt. A fire fueled by betrayal, a sense of having been shattered and tossed into the sea. She trusted and loved him and he repaid her by marrying someone else. Jason cheated not for love, but for money and power. The hero of the Argo lusted after more power than he already had, driving his relationship into the ground. He becomes peeved at Medea when she refuses to go into exile. True ire overwhelms him at the end of the play when he finds out that Medea is the reason his children, his new bride,…show more content…
Not simply with the person who turned their back on you, but with everyone. We question whether or not everybody is going to hurt us and the more it happens, the less we trust. I have had friends in the past who have hurt me and it took everything in me to forgive them. Humankind is sensitive and we do not have an issue with building a barrier around ourselves that only gets sturdier the more we are hurt. Love and hate are two extremely strong and dangerous emotions because it is too easy to hate the ones we love. Love may make us do moronic things, but so does

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