Revenge In Euripides Medea

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Picture this: a woman from a low class society meeting and falling in love with a man. She is willing to risk everything and do anything, including killing her brother and entering into exile, just to be with him. Together the two live a pretty loving life, even having two children together, until one day he decides to divorce her and re-marry the daughter of a king for political gain. Imagine the hurt and pain the woman must have felt. Imagine you were that woman, what would you do? Would you move on or plot revenge against the one who wronged you? Well, in Euripides Medea, Medea decides revenge is the best way to hurt her husband Jason. Not only does Medea decide to kill Jason’s new wife, she also decides that killing the children she and

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