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Fathered her two children Jason abandons her for a favorable match never suspecting the terrible revenge she will take Euripides' masterly portrayal of the motives fiercely driving Medea's pursuit of vengeance for her husband's insult and Hell hath no fury like a woman scornedAlthough this was first written by William Congreve in 1697 not the Bible the distant origins of the sentiment is frozen in human memory; but its earliest dramatic expression may have originated with Euripides I think he just gave it words; the instinct of some women to be vindictive carriers of hellish wrath is innate I have handled than a few divorces where all parties involved – both attorneys and the husband – stood in open mouthed shock and amazement of how bats crazy mad the wife could be Damn girl Let it goSome women cannot She has been wronged and God and all the angels are going to know about it In Medea’s defense Jason had it coming Euripides has created an archetype a template upon which over twenty centuries of artists have contributed and added variation But the origin is forged in a woman’s soul and God help you if you get sideways of this capability for vengeanceAs good to experience now and as relevant as it was centuries ago

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MήδειαBetrayal has held theater audiences spellbound for than twenty centuries Rex Warner's authoritative translation brings this great classic of world literature vividly to lifeReprint of the John Lane The Bodley Head Limited London 1944 editi “Gods often contradictour fondest expectationsWhat we anticipatedoes not come to passWhat we don't expectsome god finds a way to make it happenSo with this story”

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FREE READER µ DOC Mήδεια ✓ EURIPIDES ✓ One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies Medea centers on the myth of Jason leader of the Argonauts who has won the dragon guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea Having married Medea and fathered her two children Jason abandons hOne of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies Medea centers on the myth of Jason leader of the Argonauts who has won the dragon guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea Having married Medea and “Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate Incurable in each the wounds they make” Euripides writes a masterpiece of love betrayal and revenge The theme of Medea is the extravagant hatred for the once bewildering love of the heroine for Jason was transformed when he repudiates her to marry another Medea had given up everything for the man she was led by the Gods to love above even herself She saved him from certain death she left the safety of her kingdom she even killed her own brother All in the name of her love for Jason To be abandoned for another woman?Medea does not passively sit back and accept the injustice of Jason’s actions; she is definitely not silent in the face of injustice When she feels persecuted by man or men she asserts her own power assuming she has just as much right to act in this way as any man does “Of all creatures that can feel and thinkwe women are the worst treated things alive” The play evolves from a heartbroken melancholic Medea betrayed wife who languished in bed and incapable of even raising her eyelids apparently resigned to her fate to an effervescent and sanguine woman with a terrible desire for revenge that will not stop at infanticide for the utter destruction of her once once loved husband It is interesting to note that compared to the majority of Greek tragedies in Medea the sins and errors committed by Jason and Medea are due to their own actions and not blame it on their destiny or on some avenging GodMedea is certainly a terrible play infanticide is not an easy theme to read about a mother who kills her children is no easy theme “They are the sun that lights his worldSo I will plunge him into darkness” But revenge here has assumes life on its own and should prevail “I understand too well the dreadful actI'm going to commit but my judgementcan't check my anger and that incitesthe greatest evils human beings do” It is intimate powerful and visceral In the play Medea’s designation as a wife or mother is secondary to her own feelings as a woman “A woman like me What am I like that's different from you or any man She appropriates an identity as an individual subject eual to the men who surround her eually powerful and eually wrong If she despises Jason for his ill use of her does she not commit eual crime with so many innocents to obtain her revenge?However that is the essence of the play Hard as the theme may be this is the ultimate revenge drama Once again I couldn't help but be enthralled by the searing intensity of Euripedes' tragedy Our tragedy however is that today we still witness crimes that remind us of this Greek play