Medea, The Actions Of Medea Essay

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In Euripides’ Medea, the actions of Medea where displayed throughout the story as she dealt with a lot of things with her husband Jason. Medea was deeply in love with Jason and had his back in certain situations that he encountered. In the beginning of the story, the nurse states that “There is no greater security than this in all the world: when a wife does not oppose her husband” (787). Her love that she had for him is what made her go above and beyond in a positive yet negative way. Once she found out that Jason wanted to divorce her for the daughter of King Creon, everything began to go downhill. From that point, Medea’s actions began to change significantly as she was deep distraught with Jason. The nurse implies that
“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…

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