Euripide's Treatment Of Women In Medea

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Throughout Medea Euripides recognizes and attempts to debunk women’s servitude to men in the Grecian culture. Athens was known as being more free than the neighboring dictatorships but was ruled by slave labor and the despotism of women. Euripides uses Medea to try and expose how Greek society was trying to excuse its discrimination. Medea proves to be an exception to the generalization that women were depicted as being unintelligent and weak. Medea is a strong willed character who consistently manipulates and uses her sharp wits to gets what she wants from people. She uses her children and the situation with Jason to con King Creon into letting her stay an extra day in Corinth in order to fulfill her evil wishes. She then moves onto using

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