Medea And Creon Analysis

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In the conversation between Creon and Medea, I was a little surprised initially. In this conversation, Creon was very straightforward about why he came to her. With xenia being a big part of Greek culture, there was none shown whatsoever. The first thing he says was an insult. Creon says, “You with the grim face, fuming at your husband, must leave this land, an exile, taking your children with you” (line 277-280). He never greeted Medea as he approached her. There were no compliments the entire conversation. When he tells her why he’s making her leave, I begin to think maybe he’s wise. I wouldn’t want anyone in my city whom I’m afraid will do something to harm me or my family. Then, when she asks him to stay one more day and he agrees, I realize maybe he’s not so wise but has a little bit of a heart.…show more content…
Although, she hates Creon, she respects him the entire conversation. She uses her words to get what she wants. He seemed as if he were going to exile her with no care of how she felt when he first approaches her and she makes him have a change of heart. First, she says, “Don’t worry, Creon. I don’t have it in me to do wrong to a man with royal power” (line 314-315). We as an audience know this to be a lie because of how she did her own father. Creon still didn’t give in to this statement. He did give in when she asked for just one more day to find a safe place for her children. Creon had tricked the King because she had every intention to kill him, his daughter, and her husband before she was to

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