Ramifications Of Familial In Euripides 'Medea'

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Ramifications of Familial
In the story Medea by Euripides is a disturbing story about a man named Jason who leaves his wife Medea to marry the princess. Not only has he left his wife but also his children. As the nurse says in the opening of the story, “Jason has betrayed my lady and his own children for a princess’ bed” (Euripides 11). Like most women who are dumped Medea is hurt, she reflects on how she sacrificed her family, friends, and country to be with Jason. However, unlike most women because of the choice Jason makes Medea seeks revenge. When Medea finds out she and her children are being banished by Corine, she comes up with a plan. Her plan is unusual instead of being rational and deciding how she will move on with her life and how she will provide for her boys, she decides to focus on what is more important to her which is revenge. Medea begs Corinth for one more day in Creon, and he agrees to let her have one more day. With in this one day Medea kills Jason’s loved one she says she does this to hurt him but arguably this hurts her. Medea first kills the princess. She sends her two sons with gifts to give to her but they are covered in poison. When the princess touches the gifts she immediately dies. It despair the
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(Euripides 31). Medea takes pity on herself. This is why the whole play is so horrific. She thinks because she has lost one loved one she must punish him. In result she lost all her loved ones because she murders her own children. Now she will forever be alone. If she was trying to punish her husband it worked he has a whole new viewpoint on her. He said “Oh, I married a tigress, 
not a woman, not a wife, 
and yoked myself to a hater and destroyer.” (Euripides 204). He was the one that turned Medea into this monster. The lack of respect that Jason has for her in part drove her to her horrendous

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