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
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.
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.
Creon is willing to banish Medea and cast her into a fate of exile and statelessness to protect his daughter. This is in stark contrast to the main theme of the play in which Medea is willing to murder her own children in order to seek revenge and ensure that Jason does not have a sense of belonging and wealth in Corinth from his new marriage with their joint children. It seems, in this scene, that her fear of being banished is more of a concern to her than her children. Creon's actions are all to protect his daughter, "I'll not put you before my family." 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.
In the city of Corinth, there is no moral/ethical code that the residents live by, so why would anybody try to stop Medea? I believe, that is why when Medea discusses her plans to seek revenge on Jason with the chorus, nobody says or does anything to try to stop her because they either do not believe she will actually do anything or they are too afraid to stand up to Medea, given her ruthless past. In a person like Medea who is blinded by this all-consuming desire to destroy Jason’s happiness, self-governance is not at all effective. If self-governance was present, I believe Medea would have never thought about killing her own blameless sons whom should not be coupled with the unforgivable mistake Jason made. But Medea’s lack of self-governance does eventually lead her to victory as noted at the end of the play when she tells Jason that “it relieves my pain to know thou canst not mock at me” as she flies away in her chariot drawn by dragons (Euripedes
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.
In Medea, the particulars of Medea’s revenge make up the plot, so it comes as no surprise that the play’s ending revolves entirely around said revenge and its effects on Jason and Medea. In The Mercy Seat, the plot is made up of the moral quandaries that arise as Ben and Abby dive deeper into the psychology of their affair, and to reflect this, the play’s ending leaves many questions unanswered and gives the audience members room to interpret things on their own. Having the endings embody the plays themselves drives home for the final time the plays’ individuality, and provides one final example of how these two similar stories are, in the end, more different than they appear. In conclusion, while Medea and The Mercy Seat appear to be heavily similar at first blush, their various idiosyncrasies help add depth to their stories and define them as their own plays, distinct from each other. They both carry with them unique aspects of the time periods they were written in and have characters with their own quirks and ideologies, and it is these aspects that make the plays more than just rhetorically-similar plays about relationship
He demonstrates to us that the patriarchal framework propagates dangerous imbalance, particularly material to the two standard that characterizes the foundation of marriage. Euripides disorders with business as usual, for case, permitting Medea to guarantee as her own particular already held selective male rights. Euripides also pointed the theme of passion and anger when it came to Medea, Medea has amazing conduct and compelling feeling for her lover Jason, she sacrifices a lot for just being with him like cheating her family and fleeing away from her country with him. But when Jason abundant her for Creon’s daughter all her passion and enthusiasm has changed into anger and
HOOK In the play medea the eponymous main character is already debased and seen as weak and powerless and is already surrendering to pain and melts away in her days, Her man left her. But later in the play she becomes empowered and comes up with this devious plan to get revenge. CONNECTION The same issue that she faces while trying to get over this terrible break up is the same issue she’ll resolve in the end. CONTEXT Medea is a young lady who came from the barbarian land the her lover jason but before coming to Greece's she lived with her father who was thinking and he requested that in order for jason to take the throne he must get the golden fleece but it will be a danger journey so Medea comes up with a plan and calls jaason into the