Medea by Euripides
Think of one person who has done something that has upset in your lifetime; now think would it be just for you to kill that person for it? Well, a sad tragedy written by the great Euripides titled Medea. In this sad tragedy, Medea the wife of Jason, find out that Jason has been having an affair with king Creons daughter and plans on marrying her and leaving Medea and her two children. Once Medea learn of this affair and betrayal and she wants to bring Jason her husband misery. So she kills the king’s daughter, as well as the king. As if those horrific acts weren’t enough, she goes and finally kills her two children, leaving Jason with no one, and alone. She was wrong in killing all those people, just to bring her husband misery and pain, for betraying her. You can hurt someone with words, or she could have hurt him by leaving and taking his children with you. Killing is an unforgivable act, once done, nothing you say or do will, bring back the people or person whom you have killed. Medea find the best way to get back at her husband Jason for having an affair is too, kill everyone he loves, and leave him with no one. Medea’s excuse for the horrifying sins she commits, is that she is doing it to get back at her husband, however Medea knows the consequences of her actions, and still follows true with her plan. Revenge, isn’t always the best solution, just because someone hurt you doesn’t mean you have to hurt them, you can be the bigger person metaphorically speaking and just do nothing, walk away. Medea is a sick and twisted, women that is out for blood and revenge, and will stop at nothing in order to make her husband Jason miserable, for the way he betrayed her and made her look like a fool. Medea is a very strong woman, for the time she was born in. She was not scared of anyone. Medea would do anything she set her mind too, she would go after what she wants, and no one would be able to stop her. The first, we see that Medea will do
Cited: Euripides, and Rex Warner. Medea. New York: Dover Publications, 1993.