'What an evil power love has in people 's lives! ' Discuss love and passion in Medea
Medea is a play which consists the dark presentation of passion and love. Whether the love on matrimony, between friend or towards children, it always leads to despair and horror. Moreover, the gothic register of the Gods with its passion over human understanding can disregard human love. The playwright, Euripides also explicitly communicates his love by dressing his anti-heroin as someone who deserves sympathy for her ‘spurned love’.
Men ‘love himself more than his neighbor. ' (1) In the patriarchal society where there is a coded definition of gender, women are seen only as a tunnel to ‘beget’ children, and equalized to ‘misery’ and ‘gall’ of humans. (2) Just like all the Greek male, fallen in love with ‘royalty’ and ‘power, ' Jason first utilise his Asiatic wife to forsake her family committing treason to retrieve the golden …show more content…
Creon who seems to be the most unimpeachable and full of love person in the play are punished. Although it is undeniable true that he banishes Medea, it is Medea who ‘calls down wicked curses on’ him and his daughter at the first place. It even turns out that he is ‘no tyrant by nature’ when he allows Medea to stay another day due to the professed parental love. However, as Medea’s anointed embroidered gown and coronet devour the princess in fire, ' Creon ‘[tearing] old fresh off his bones, ' the Gods proves that the ‘powerful’ paternal love which Creon upholds towards his daughter is not as powerful as to sway the Gods’ emotion. The Gods demonstrate themselves operate at a different level, with no mercy, no forgiveness, and no human