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Medea's Revenge

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Mason Huckins

There are many times that we get angry at someone or something. Additionally, there are different ways of expressing this anger such as the desire to hurt someone or something. The most common expression of anger is through revenge or the need to do to someone what is done to you. Stories of retaliation are observed throughout history. It is also the theme in many forms of entertainment, such as a play or production. One of the plays that deals with revenge as a key plot element is "Medea" by Euripides. In the play, Jason, Medea's husband, is responsible for the death of Glauce, Creon, and Medea's children since he is the cause of Medea's suffering and need for revenge.

The play "Medea" deals with a women named Medea who is
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If he never showed up, she would have found someone to marry and raise children with and her family would still be alive. If Jason never cheated on Medea his children would not be dead and the King and his daughter would still be alive. Even though Medea did kill her family, Creon, Glauce, and her children, it was Jason's fault that he put her in this rage and gave her a reason to commit these murders and maternal filicide. He's a very rude and obnoxious person disrespectful of females, especially Medea. This is found in line 1066 "For it's quite natural in the female sex to get angry when their husbands set up secret schemes to plan another secret marriage." Jason is basically saying that it's normal for a women to get upset when a man cheats, as if all men cheat on their wives. Jason is also confused why Medea is in such a temper when she finds out about the planned marriage between Glauce and Jason which is best stated in line 538, "I've always tried to mollify the king—he has a vicious temper—and have you stay. But you just wouldn't stop this silly rage." Jason is calling her anger silly and he is amplifying Medea's anger. He is implying that her stimulus for her rage is foolish and insignificant; her rage overpowers the situation. He strongly believes that her pain is her fault even though he brought it upon her.

Jason is responsible for the death of Glauce, Creon, and
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