Helen L. Fountain
October 21, 2014
Revenge of Medea
Medea was such a different woman and people in her society were afraid of her, including men. As a result of this, before Jason, she never experienced being in love. When she finally experienced this type of love she went to no end for Jason. To protect Jason and her love for him she killed the beast guarding the Golden Fleece, she killed her brother, and she left her home, family and everything she knew for him. Most women would not have gone that far for love, especially women during her time; but Medea was not your average woman. All of the things she did for Jason. But start when Jason betray her, all the bad feeling coming. Medea is a story about love, passion, fear, and most importantly revenge. Throughout the story the reader witnesses an odd connection between Medea and Jason, they are both quarrelsome, surreptitious, and vigilantes. The characters, Medea and Jason, share many similar traits that they do not even notice mainly because they are both so egotistical. These connections are what really make the story prominent. In the story, Medea and Jason are seen fighting in numerous occasions. In particular, Jason and Medea fight about Jason decisions to marry the king’s daughter. Between their fight Medea is more successful at arguing her point than Jason in this case. Medea try to persuade the woman of the Corinth and it’s effective because of her tone. Medea has no one to depend on and it is logical reason for her to take revenge on Jason because she has betrayed by marriage and she has no country. She’s not even any citizenship of any country so she has to take justice by her own hands. She’s been doing anything for Jason but now Jason going to leave her from another woman. Medea's calm and reasoning tone, especially after her following out bursts of despair and hatred, provides the first display of her ability to gather herself together in the middle of crisis and pursue...
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