Medea Claim Essay
Made by Euripides, Jason is the antagonist of the story. His treatment of his ex-wife Made causes the tragedy of the story. As the plot line unfolds, we begin to connect Media’s irrational actions with the way she is treated by Jason. Jason chose a new bride and abandoned Made, along with his two sons. The tutor said, “The father does not love his sons, but -his new wedding bed”(Euripides 16). Made isn’t the only character realizing that
Jason has completely forgotten about his family for his new wife. Season’s actions were due to his selfish and self-centered attitude. Made lost all mental stability after she was left by the man she thought was the love of her life. Made says on her betrayal, “Woman, on the whole, is a timid thing: [ … L but, wronged in love,there is no heart more murderous”(Euripides 31 This betrayal has unleashed a rage in her, that was never seen before. In attempt to frustrate Made, Jason refuses to let her bring their children with her when she is exiled.
He fails to think about the repercussions of his actions, and jumps to blame everyone but himself. Media’s life would be far from a tragedy if it weren’t for Season’s actions. As any woman would, Made seeks revenge on Season’s repulsive actions. She says, “Now can unfold to you [Chorus] my whole design: there is nothing sweet in it, as you will SE’ (Euripides 137). Jason definitely is to blame for the tragedy due to his treatment of Made.