Medea Is a Play That Highlights the Immorality and Savagery That Lies Just Below Humanity’s Civilized Veneer. Discuss.

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Medea is a play that highlights the immorality and savagery that lies just below humanity’s civilized veneer. Discuss. Introduction: Euripides’s “Medea, a Greek tragedy based on the myth of Jason and Medea demonstrates the wickedness and cruelty that lies just below humanity’s civilized veneer. When Medea adores her husband, Jason abandons her for another woman she retaliates with tremendous force. After she demonstrates great loyalty and devotion towards Jason, he selfishly dismissed her in pursuit of social prestige. Even the conservative’s Chorus representing civilised Greek values agrees Jason has wronged Medea. To seek her own sense of justice Medea embarks upon a course of barbaric revenge. Euripides presents a character consumed with retribution leading to devastating violence. The initial crime of betrayal appears relatively minor compared to the horrific offenses committed by Medea. Aphrodite highlights her act of dispersion of love to be bsavage and immoral. Having ramifications that brought suffering upon Medea effecting her penetratingly and profoundly. Paragraph 1: Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, is not very well appreciated in Euripides's Medea. Everywhere her hand is seen, destruction swiftly follows. Whether the love be romantic, paternal, or maternal, it always leads to “death” or despair. In Aphrodite’s position of being a God, she has the insight of future prospects, despite that, she played a part that deems it to be savage and immoral by allowing the dreaded fate to happen especially to Medea (who present a rather cynical view of the tenderest of emotions), implying the injustice of the Gods. Quite often the characters even go so far as to beg the goddess to spare them the pains that love can bring. ‘Jason was my whole life, he knows that well’ Medea is significantly impacted through Jason’s ruthless actions and what’s worse is that she is

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