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    The Golden Fleece is another mythological story that was written prior to the play Medea and explains how Jason, the hero, and Medea, the sorceress, met. The goddess of love, Aphrodite, made Medea fall in-love with Jason so Medea could help Jason with her magic and witchcraft to get through his quest to find the golden fleece. In the myth, The Golden Fleece, written prior to the play Medea, it is explained that Medea in reality had no option but to fall profoundly in-love with Jason. Medea is not culpable for being so crazily in-love with Jason and having the urge to do anything and everything to make him feel as miserable as she is. What Euripides tries inflicting on his audience is that even though it was out of control to slaughter her own children, it was Medea’s ultimate show of affection to Jason, because even though she loved her kids, she wanted to hurt Jason as much as he hurt…

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    kingdom. Ultimately, his act shows the listeners of the myths to be generous in life, and the gods will provide support in return. Fate also is evident in the story of Jason and the Argonauts through the story of Pelias. He unjustly killed Jason’s father, his brother, to become the king of Iolkos. Pelias was warned in an oracle of Delphi to be aware of a man wearing only one of his sandals. In Greek religion, people were not able to alter their fate. That was the business of the Fates, or…

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    Jason the legendary Greek hero most known for leading the Argonauts a band of strong brave men and the quest for the Golden Fleece. “Jason and the Argonauts were known to be the bravest and most adventurous group of men in all of ancient Greece” (Hudson). Jason though he was a mortal and was not connected to god he was under protection of the goddess Hera whose favours he had gained. Jason may not be talented or have any powers but he is still interpreted as a hero in Greek mythology, Jason’s…

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    Medea Feminist Analysis

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    were never expected to speak up when a man made a decision that they did not agree with. They were supposed to take the back seat to their husbands. Medea was different, she didn’t sit back and let her husband treat her as an object that could be left in the corner and forgotten. She took a stand helping Jason on his quest and took revenge on him when he betrayed her, and used feminine this to accomplish it. Euripides made and effort to support the feminist movement by showing the power that…

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    The journey Jason is sent on in Jason and the Golden Fleece is contrived in hubris. Both kings in the myth feel that their kingdom, and therefore pride, is at risk. So, each sets out to kill Jason and his men in some fashion, which will undoubtedly anger the gods as “Many of us [the Argonauts] are sons of the deathless gods,” and the gods would most likely seek vengeance for their fallen sons (179). Despite knowing that there will be repercussions for their actions, both king Aeetes and king…

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    selfishness and avarice. Perhaps the epitome of Jason’s greed is that which compels him on a quest to obtain the Golden Fleece during which he meets and falls in love with Medea. Though this part of the plot transpires before Medea takes place, the events of Jason’s journey are still referenced throughout the play, and the same motives which propel Jason towards the Golden Fleece compel him to bail on Medea for the Corinthian princess. In fact, the play opens with the nurse referencing Jason and…

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    Does Medea Love Creon

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    and manipulates the king of Athens by agreeing to make him a father, a desire he has always had, but never fulfilled. Consequently, Aegeus offers to grant Medea safe haven in Athens, but doesn’t realize the commitment he has agreed to. Euripedes begins in a state of conflict and turmoil. Medea is jealous and heartbroken by Jason’s abandonment and decision to marry Creusa. Medea cries, “If any god hears me: let me die. Ah, rotten, rotten: death is the only water to wash this dirt.”(11) The…

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    become an obsession. Just take a look at the story of Jason and the Argonauts. The journey of the argonauts can well be one of the Oldest adventure of Greek mythology. “It is a classic hero’s quest, a sort of ancient mission impossible, in which a great hero is given great impossible tasks to achieve (Jason and the golden fleece BBC 1)”. This story was first told by Homer; this exciting tale has been stated for more then 3,000 years now! Still today, some of the most famous writers are inspired…

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    Medea did everything she could for Jason since she was in love with him. Medea betrayed her own family for Jason and in return he stabs her in the back. Jason used Medea to accomplish what he needed to accomplish for himself and when he couldn’t profit from her he left her. Medea was the daughter of Aeёtes, the King of Chalcis. She first met Jason when he came to her father’s kingdom looking for the Golden Fleece. Hera bribed Aphrodite to forge a love among Medea and Jason. Aeёtes said he would…

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    Medea Rage Analysis

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    upon Jason. Through the actions of Jason from the marriage, the dissatisfaction with his home life and the want for bigger and better things, and finally the ultimate betrayal of Medea. The story of Medea starts off with Jason being sent to steal the Golden Fleece from Medea’s homeland. Through his journey Medea helps him recover the fleece by betraying her family and even having her own brother killed. Medea leaves with Jason and returns to Corinth where they marry and have two sons. Medea is…

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