Medea, The Actions Of Medea Essay
“Poor Medea, mournful and dishonored, shrieks at his broken oaths, the promise sealed with his right hand (the greatest pledge there is) ---she calls the gods to witness just how well Jason has repaid her. She won’t touch food: surrendering to pain, she melts away her days in tears ever since she learned of this injustice” (787)
Medea was truly suffering from a heartbreak as she felt so incomplete without her husband Jason. She felt worthless as he left her and their kids to be with his new wife. A husband, whom she loved dearly, had damaged her mentally and emotionally.
She states “out of all the living creatures with a soul and mind, we women are the most pathetic.”(792) This shows that women in the ancient world did not have no right to do anything…