Medea Argument Analysis

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In the play Medea by Euripides the character Jason’s marriage to the Princess of Creon is done to bring benefit to his family but Medea’s emotions have overtaken her to see this. Jason uses logos to create a well thought out argument. As for Medea, is controlled by her feelings, which do not let her make rational decision and this is seen through the syntax that is used in the passage.
Jason creates a structured argument to support the benefit the family will receive with the marriage of the Princess. He did not let his emotions fug up his mind. Therefore, he intelligently creates an argument to present to Medea stating why he is making a good decision to marry someone else, “Here I will prove that, first, it was a clever move, secondly, a
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Like a written argument, he creates his three point that he wants to make valid to Medea. This is seen through his language. He uses specific worlds like, “first”, “secondly, and “finally”. Making his argument straightforward, also making him see confident and reasonable. He then continues with his points creating an argument for each of them. He also, puts some pathos in his argument by mentioning, “What luckier chance could I have come across than this, an exile to marry the daughter of the king?” (553-554). His word choice gives a sense of pride and hard work. He chooses the phrase “luckier chance” this phrase gives a sense that even if he worked hard it would have been hard for him to ever gain political power because he did not have any kind of support in Creon. He calls himself a “exile” because he was kicked out of the land he was previously in giving a sense that he started with absolutely no power in this new land. He was just a lower person because of his exile. Which makes his marriage to …show more content…
Medea does not think twice about what she will do or what she will say she only speaks through feelings. Jason calls her, “This mouthing tempest, women, of your bitter tongue” (525). He describes her as a “tempest” which means a violent storm. He defines her as something that is violent and does not have control. She does not have her own free will because she cannot think clearly and only seems to think about what benefits herself. He also use the phrase, “bitter tongue” to describe her own words as being unsweet. The language that Jason uses to describes her shows the way that Medea carries herself as she speaks. Her words are filled with the emotions and intentions she has at that moment. Jason also make Medea recall when they first meet and how she disobeyed her father and killed her own brother just because she was infatuated with Jason, “Into the story of how it was love’s inescapable Power that compelled you to keep my persons safe” described in lines 530-531. He describes her love for him as, “inescapable Power” as if her own love takes away her agency. Her ability to make clear choices because she was only consumed with the idea of love; only being with Jason and she would do anything for him even if it meant harming others for her own emotional gain. Unlike Jason, who seems to have his own will power because he can think clearly and takes

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