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.)
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.
Throughout the first part of the play, Medea is suffering and crying about how hopeless she is after Jason has abandoned her. She is hysterical at times and at one-point wishes for her own death. According to the Nurse, her suffering is the consequence of being too passionately in love with Jason. The trait of being obsessed can be considered Medea’s tragic flaw which eventually leads her to her downfall. Later, the Nurse shows us her wisdom by constantly and correctly predicting that Medea will do something ruthless to her children.
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.
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
Regardless of the type of power, Medea makes clear her inability to control her actions, “I’d act more sanely, if I only could” (31). Through saying this, Medea exhibits her desire to act rationally, to consider her family and her country. She is prevented from logic by her passion; for despite her acknowledgment of the appropriate actions she chooses to “pursue the worse” (35). However, her claiming to pursue the worse, depicts Medea in a different light. This whole time, Ovid portrays her as too overtaken by passion to be logical, and yet she is able to make a comparison of logic versus desire.
Never Underestimate A Woman In Medea, Euripides portrays Medea’s character as a very knowledgeable woman. Medea clearly interprets the characteristics of mysticism to the Athenian audience. Euripides, a powerful tragedian uses Medea’s rhetoric to get a medium of revenge. Medea is partially divine and has a type of sorcery, which leads to the persuasion of being able to stay an extra day and have a master plan to kill Creon, the princess and her children. Creon, the king of Corinth wants Medea and her children to go to Exile.
Medea is a foreigner, whose husband is engaged to another woman, the King’s daughter. Medea’s secret is that she plans to kill her children and Jason’s future wife instead of Jason, the main reason being that, by killing the children and Jason’s future wife, it will cause Jason eternal pain. For Medea, her secret is her downfall. Medea’s internal struggle was seen throughout the play, especially when it was time to send her children away on their fatal journey. During this moment she was hesitant on whether she
Medea’s passion to destroy everything Jason loves stems from the disloyalty Medea received from Jason. All throughout, and even before their marriage, Medea has been nothing but faithful and loyal to Jason, and it was that same loyalty that she had for Jason the lead her to destroy anyone who get in their way, including her own brother. In return, Medea gets a husband who “hast not kept faith with” her even after
Lee Thong Ling is in charge of sound design and multimedia and Chin Pui San is doing the part of makeup and costume. Then, Wong Ke Rong and Tan Toh Hao are responsible for set and prop and lighting respectively. Introduction Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea. The plot centers on the barbarian protagonist as she want to revenge her unfaithful husband, Jason who has