Also she did not want to leave any possibility of revenge that the children could take on killing of their father’s wife. Medea’s actions are justified by her emotions as they are difficult thing to control at times. She is also raised in a different culture so she did not conform to the values of Corinth and did not easily accept that Jason married another woman. For the male audience, the evil deeds of Medea confirm their belief that women should be uneducated and kept at home. Medea was a divine character.
Medea, The True Wrongdoer in Euripides’ “Medea” The tragic drama titled “Medea”; written by Euripides is a Greek play about a female sorcerer, Medea, banished by her hometown to be with her love, Jason. Although, this did not work in her favor since she discovered that her lover is with another woman. This does trigger some tension and emotional breakdown within Medea, enough to plan another malicious act that 's very disturbing and would change the reader’s perspective of who’s the victim and the criminal. The truth is, Medea is the real wrongdoer in this story, not her husband, for she became aggrieved, obstinate, and conniving. Once the beginning of the story took effect, the nurse shares her perspective on Medea to herself, giving valuable evidence to further strengthen the thesis.
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.)
What hurts Medea the most is that she ‘never did him wrong’ and that fact that Jason ‘[fell] in love with … royalty and power’ Despite everything Medea had done for Jason, he chose to turn his back on her, and go marry a royal princess. This causes Medea’s to feel a great deal of grief and sorrow, which then later pushes her to kill Creon and his daughter to reverse the feelings to make sure her husband also suffers for having done this to her. Even though Jason tries to win over Medea with vague promises for herself and the future for their children, Medea cannot accept that Jason has betrayed her and weeps as she says ‘I betrayed my own father, my own family to come here with you… and you have betrayed me…’ This indicates that Medea is experiencing both hatred and regret. She feels guilty because of the things she did to her own family and regrets choosing a disloyal man over her family. Medea sees herself as ‘foreign’ and powerless to stop Jason and therefore does whatever it takes to stop him and in her mind, justifies her
In addition this also, illustrates the theme of betrayal in the play. At the beginning of the play, the nurse gives a monologue of how she wishes that Medea and Jason never crossed paths and how hurt and betrayed Medea is feeling. Through this monologue the nurse foreshadows many events that may occur in the future. “I am afraid that she may think of some dreadful thing. For her heart is violent”.
He is feeling threatened by her because Jason (Medea’s husband) took another bride to bed which happened to be the king’s daughter. 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
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.
It is true that women can be sensitive and emotional so there was Medea portraying a usual woman in an unusual manner. Her despair and grief intrigued everyone in Corinth which led to the appearance of the chorus. Since Medea is a foreigner in their city, it was easier for them to judge Medea for they do not know her. They thought that Medea’s reaction was too much and since she is a woman, she had no rights to act that way. Medea was too devastated to show up yet she wanted to point out her side.
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
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. His tough actions protecting his daughter despite his thoughts that Medea may not actually be dangerous. The only line in which Medea references children, maybe not even her own, is to refer to them as "a great evil" line 319 in which having them brings a lot of trouble and