Eurupidies Medea

Eurupidies Medea

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  • Medea tells the women around about her plans and how she will get revenge on Jason for leaving Medea for another woman.
  • She prepares her gifts covered in poison and gives them to Jason with the children.
  • Princess and her father Creon die.
  • Medea: Women are timid creatures for the most part, cowards when it comes to fighting and at the sight of steel; but wrong a woman in love and nothing on earth has a heart more murderous.
  • After receiving the news of the princess and her father's death, Medea takes her sons into the house and kills them.
  • Medea: Take these bridal gifts in your hands, and carry them to the princess. Present them to the lucky bride! Once she has accepted them, she will find they are not to be despised.
  • After the princess's death, Jason arrives at Medea's house and learns that Medea also killed their children.
  • Creon: My girl, my poor girl, which god has brought you to this heartless end? Who has stolen you from me, an old man myself, ready for the grave? Oh, if only I could share your death, my child!
  •  Medea, holding the corpses of her children, suddenly appears in the sky in a chariot drawn by dragons.
  • (Inside the house) Firs Child: Oh no! What can I do? Where can I escape my mother's hands?Second Child: I don't know, dearest brother! We are to die!
  • Chorus-Leader: Your children are dead by the hands of their mother. Jason: Where did she kill them? Inside the house or out of doors?Chorus- Leader: Open the doors and you will see your murdered children. 
  • Jason: O children, my dear, dear children!Medea: Dear to their mother, yes, but not to you!Jason: And then you killed them?Medea: Yes, to cause you pain.[After a big quarrel with Jason, Medea disappears, taking the corpses of their children with her. ] 
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