From Innocuous Girl to Fearless Woman: Medea’s Strategy to Navigating a Misogynistic Society Euripides’ play Medea, which tells the story of Medea, a young girl from a faraway land who lost everything because she sacrificed for a man who eventually left her — same old story. Medea gives modern audiences a peek into the society that Euripides lived Medea Euripides’ Medea exemplifies the ideas of misogyny and discrimination of non-Greeks. To start, Medea is one of many women in mythology that comes to be victim of a misogynistic society. At first she is depicted as a sweet, innocent young girl who is struggling between choosing to leave with Jason because she is ‘in love with him’, weighing the things she would be giving up all ties to her family and family name. Even though she is intelligent enough to know it is not worth it, the plot is manipulated so that she must succumb to the magic of Eros, demonstrating that as a woman she is has very little autonomy and self-determination.
It is easy to see Medea as a betrayed wife and to forget that she is also vindictive and heartless. How do you see Medea? Euripides’s Medea explores the conflict between a demigoddess and the male patriarchy amidst a breakdown of marital vows. Medea can be easily perceived to be a victim of Jason and the male dominant society through the misogynism she suffers.
It’s funny how some things can backfire on you and you won’t even realize it. It is shown in the play Euripides’ Medea. I believe that Medea is a monster, and Jason is a fool. Think about it, would you ever trick a powerful sorceress, make her bare you kids, and then betray her? That’s a thoughtless move.
betrayed his children and his wife, married the Princess, King Creon’s daughter, Glauce and now sleeps in a royal bed. Meanwhile, my mistress, Medea, the Fates fully against her and feeling totally dejected, screams and cries out at him, asking him to remember his promises to her. Asks him to remember the mighty oaths he had sworn for her. She calls upon the Gods to bear witness to the awful way Jason rewards her for her obedience and for her compromises and for all the accommodating she did for him and for all the love she lavished upon him.
The Misguided Behavior of Medea In Medea, Euripides creates a character in Medea who commits many misguided actions in order to fulfill her destiny. The vengeful deeds that Medea perpetrates are heinous themselves, but Medea’s reaction and justification to them are what truly defines her as misguided. Medea proves her erroneous ways by executing acts of murder against King Creon, Jason’s new wife, and even her own children. These operations, however, were preluded by Media killing her own brother, Absyrtus, and deceiving King Pelias’ daughters into slaying their father.
Medea’s appeal to the woman of Corinth is poignant, powerful and above all, convincing. She uses her genders natural role as child-bearers to tear down the belief that women are the weaker sex. Medea states, ‘They say that we live a life in the house without danger, while they ﬁght with spears. They think wrongly. For I would rather stand in the line of battle three times than give birth once.’
Euripides forwards Medea’s revenge through her use of Rhetoric in her dialogue. Rhetoric is language used intended to persuade or influence another person’s decisions or ideology. Medea’s use of Rhetoric conveys her cunning and deceitful nature in the play: she appeals to the ethical standpoint of the all-female Chorus, she appeals to the emotion of Creon to persuade him and Aegeus for her own advantage. Jason’s use of Rhetoric against Medea is exposed by her argument on the ethics of marriage that he has tarnished. Medea uses Ethos, the persuasion through ethical arguments, to appeal to the female Chorus who live in a patriarchal land.
n the play Medea by Euripides we are presented with a woman who is about to go into exile with her two children. Her husband has left her for another and now Medea wants revenge. She does this by way of gifts and their destructiveness is conveyed through the fact that she destroys everything that ties her to Jason except Jason himself. The biggest sacrifice Medea had to make was killing her children. She knew that she would not be able to win Gluace over on her side if she was to present the gifts, but her children would be much more appealing as they are a symbol of a new relationship due to their inability of causing harm.
MEDEA, Euripides In the ancient era was the theater plays and a very central part of the future society. Usually written the dramas and love stories. A classic piece of antiquity is Medea, written by Euripides. The play 's fable is that a woman who learns that her husband has been cheating on her.
The chorus at one point remarks that the most profound hate emerges out of the loss of love. How does the play explore the ambivalence of violent emotions? Where does it preach against succumbing to such emotions; where against it? Background – Violent emotions in the play – Ambivalent emotions against the children – Ambivalent emotions against the husband and his new family – Chorus supporting such emotions – Preaching against such emotions “Her mind thinks in extremes, I know her well” The Nurse (About Medea)