Medea: The Revengeful “Let death destroy Jason and Jason’s children! Let the whole ancestry of Jason be destroyed!” (Fredrick, 2015 , p. 18) Studying the case of Medea, effects of PTSD made her commit Spouse revenge filicide because she wanted to punish her husband, Jason, for betraying her and breaking the oath he took. In his article, Combat Trauma and physiological injury, Brian Lush uses the same method Jonathan Shay used to interpret Achilles’s actions in the Iliad for Medea’s situation. Lush explains “Although Euripides did not cast Medea as a male solider as its protagonist, the play depicts Medea as suffering from the background Trauma, betrayal, isolation and consequent symptoms attributed to combat veterans with lasting psychological injuries” (Lush, 2014, p. 25). Hence using Lush’s view on Medea’s character as a devoted warrior suffering from Traumatic hardships in her experiences with the man she gave everything to, we can understand why she wanted revenge. Medea believes Jason owes her more than just the normal husband-wife obligations a man swears to when marrying a woman; in her view, she helped him be the man that he is and supported him throughout his heroic journey. Without her, Jason would not have succeeded in retrieving the Golden Fleece. Without her, he would not have had his father resurrected. Without her, Jason would have been suffering under the tyranny of his evil uncle Pelias. Without her, Jason would be child free. Without her, he might even be
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When I out grew my Shetland pony, my mother and I decided it was time to start looking for a horse for me to continue my riding career on. We had no idea at that time, that horse would be a starving, broke to only the basics, and a recent failure of a pre-purchase veterinarian exam, due to an injury to his fetlock. When we went to meet Hank, who was eventually renamed to Juble, I knew immediately that he was the horse for me, my mom wasn’t as convinced. Much like myself, my mom has a huge heart for animals, especially the ones in harmful environments, which means after minimal begging, she agreed to purchase Juble. This began the long process of helping him put on more weight, helping his swollen fetlock heal, and gaining his trust.
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In the beginning everything was fine Medea and her family were welcomed with open arms but it was until Jason had left them and the house was filled with hatred because Medea was upset that he had left after all that she had done for him. She refused to eat , she stood in her room, cried the days away , sometimes she would call out for her father, her country and her home: all abandoned and betrayed for a man who now abandons her, betrays her honor and her love ( pg 6, line 32-34 ). So now she wants personal revenge to punish him for his actions only to get the delight that revenge brings to herself. Jason left from Medea ‘for a royal bed’ is said by the ( pg, line 22 ) which shows the audience to look at Jason as a selfish man. Medea did
Medea plots her revenge by murdering the king, the bride and her two children in order to make Jason suffer and take away everything Jason cared about. The Greek gods felt that Medea was in her right and they proved this by allowing and even helping her escape in the end of the play
It’s as if her desire for revenge, provoked by Jason and the King of Corinth, has completely overwhelmed her moral conscious, or as Edith Hall states, in her article Murder and stage history: Medea's State of Mind and Criminal Law, “At the point that she finally makes up her mind to commit child-murder, she notoriously states that although she is well aware that what she is going to do is wrong, her internal organ of passionate emotion, what the Greeks called her thumos, has overwhelmed the conclusions to which her deliberations have (or would) lead her -- that is, her emotion has overwhelmed her reason” (Hall 7). While there is obvious premeditation for the murders of Medea’s children and Jason’s new wife, Medea shows that she has an internal conflict about the decision to kill her children, complicating the idea of premeditation and provocation even
The reasoning behind these murders may have been more justified, but her anger and depression got the best of her. She is angry and depressed because the man she betrayed her country and family for ditches her to be with another woman. Jason exiles her and their children so he can marry and become king. When talking about her ex-husband, Medea mentions her “husband, who was everything to [her] is the worst of men (lines 229-230). Talking to Jason, the chorus, which seemed like the voice of reason throughout the play, agrees saying “though you may disagree: you have betrayed your wife.
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Euripides’ Medea, is a play that follows the journey of a young woman seeking vengeance against her husband, well now ex-husband. The steps she takes to get her revenge make Medea seem like a monster. However, her actions and the torments she has endured make it appear as though she may suffer from a mental illness. So the question is, does Medea have some form of mental illness, or was she just enraged by the injustices committed by her “loving” husband? Evidence leans more toward her being mentally unfit than her being a murderer.
Greek v. American Medusa use to be a beautiful maiden who had everything she could ask for, she lived a life of celibacy, and then lost it all. Most stories claim that she followed Athena, however, one version says that she claimed she was better than Athena, causing her awful appearance. Her parents were Phorkys and Keto and she was one of their three daughters. She was the only daughter born a mortal. Soon , though, she fell in love with Poseidon.
Medea has already lost her husband and her home so this decision is an obvious one for her. She wants to leave everyone in the same misery that she has been experienced and continues to experience. After this, she even plans to murder her own children just to distress Jason further. Medea knows that she will live in regret and misery by doing so, but her need to sadden Jason trumps her own future feelings. The murder of her sons also symbolizes the death of her marriage with Jason.
Jason’s new marriage with Glauce plummeted Medea into revengeful and passionate fury. She had given up everything to live with Jason after which he had cheated and tricked her. This makes the readers sympathize with Medea. Jason had spurned the privacy, purity, sanctity of their marriage sphere. In the process of wanting to gain honor, he had backstabbed Medea by demoting her from the status of a legal wife to that of a concubine.
Medea was treated unfairly in the patriarchal society that she lived in and due to the circumstances she was forced to abide by, she sought to achieve her own form of justice. Women were mistreated and regarded as inferior to men. In fact, Medea mentioned how women were like foreigners forced to abide by their husband’s laws and remain subservient. Essentially, women were treated as outsiders and were thought to need constant protection from male figures. So, when the King of Corinth kicked her and her children out of Corinth and Jason left them, she wanted revenge since she felt she had been wronged.
Medea, the protagonist, is a woman driven by extreme emotions and extreme behaviors. Because of the passionate love she had for Jason, she sacrificed everything .. However, now his betrayal of her transformed the beautiful loving passion to uncontrollable anger, hatred and a desperate desire for revenge. Her violent and temperamental heart, previously devoted to Jason, now moving towards its doom.
As is stated throughout the play, “Zeus/[is] the caretaker of oaths for the human race…” (p. 10) which means that it is his job to hurt Jason and those who have broken oaths. Yet, Zeus seems to use Medea as a pawn as well, since he allows her to smite those that have wronged and in return allows her to be saved since it is the least that can be done for someone who has suffered so much at the hands of the gods. When viewing the chariot as remuneration by Zeus, the fact that Aegeus came to Corinth and met Medea at the exact time she needed him can also be viewed as such. As the story goes, Aphrodite charmed Medea into loving Jason, and it is for that reason that she suffered so many hardships.