Medea's Action In Euripides Female Acts In Greek Tragedy

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Foley, Helene P. "Tragic Wives: Medea’s Divided Self." Female Acts in Greek Tragedy. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2001. 243-271. Rpt. in Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism. Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Vol. 169. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2015. Literature Resource Center. Web. 1 Oct. 2015. Foley examines the internal conflict faced by Medea in Euripides’ The Medea, by addressing Medea’s sentiments towards murdering her sons. Out of the many obstacles that Medea faced in the text, she deciding to kill her sons proved to be the most difficult. According to Foley, Medea’s desire for revenge against Jason was at odds with her maternal instincts. However, despite this conflict, Foley concludes the Medea’s quest for vengeance overpowered her feelings…show more content…
The examination of her thought process reveals parts of the text that, although over looked, display Medea’s true goal of retribution. By acknowledging these small details Foley has provided information that will be of great use for my research paper. Mackay, Maria, and Arlene L. Allan. "Filicide in Euripides' Medea: A Biopoetic Approach." Helios Literature Resource Center. 2014. Web. 1 Oct. 2015. Mackay and Allan attempt to see Medea’s murder of her sons through two different perspectives. Even though Medea’s actions were done out of revenge, she can justify the murder of her sons. Medea placed her sons in a situation in which she could fairly kill them. However, what made their murder an act of vengeance was the fact that Medea had planed the entire situation. With this source, I can address both parts of my research question. Mackay and Allan had a great analysis of The Medea and explain attempted to capture Medea’s point of view. As a result of their evaluations, I am able to use the opposition to my research question. Therefore, through the use of this document, I can prevent my research paper from being

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