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"Medea" Essay

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Prologue1. The purpose of the Nurse's speech was to let it be known the situation in the home and Medea's want for revenge against Jason and his new royal bride.2. She had a passionate love for Jason with a "heart of fire". She also was responsible for many deaths and staying there was a great risk.3. She persuaded the daughters to kill their father.4. Jason has left Medea for the royal bride and has deserted his children and Medea.5. Medea no longer wonders about the nature and well being of the children. The Nurse fears that she might do harm to the children.6. He heard that Creon, king of Corinth is going to banish Medea and her children from the land.7. The Nurse sees Jason as a mistreating husband and father. She wishes him dead but a level that isn't painful. The tutor speaks of Jason as having "no more feeling for the house of ours".8. Medea wishes she may perish and suffer with that.9. Having a mean and terrible temper never comes out on top, for only it greatly ruins great mens houses.Parados10. The feel that she is persistent and unwilling to receive help from friends and not enemies.First Episode11. In Corinth, she is viewing her situation as unfair because she stays quiet and yet earns bad reputation from the people who judge her. As a married woman and mother, she describes her situation as unbalanced and not equal because men are doing whatever they want. When they are tired of their wives in bed they go and look for other but woman are forced to love only one. She rather fight 3 war than bear one child. As a foreigner, she describes her situation and being a refugee, desolate and deserted.12. She makes them the request to keep everything they here silent and they must understand woman to woman.13. Creon gives Medea her order to leave Corinth with the kids and not to waste time.14. Creon is afraid of her, being the clever and powerful in all things evil. He is afraid that she may do harm to Jason, his daughter, and himself.15. Medea replies that there is no need to banish her. She swears she will not hurt anyone. Yet, she explains that she does have a grudge with Jason but will submit to her betters.16. Creon won't hear of any of her requests. He will follow his instinct and won't have an enemy of his on his land.17. Medea asks for one final request and that is to let her stay the day to plan everything out: where she is to live in exile and how to feed her children.18. The appeal Medea makes is to have pity on the children and cares nothing of her going into exile.19. Creon grants her wish but if anything shall happen, she will immediately be killed.20. Medea explains her behavior as unfoolish and in a way instinctive and revengeful.21. Medea intends to "make dead bodies" but not a way of stabbing with a dagger, instead with poison.22. A problematic concern to Medea is that no town will receive her instead just want to end her life.23. Medea is extremely determined that she will become a criminal to put her plan into action.24. Her...

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