Medea Irony Analysis

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What is the irony in Medea? Introduction: This is considered to be one of the greatest tragedies written by Euripides' in 431 BC. Medea who is the central female character of the story shows paradoxically opposing views between the personal and political life and which is also represented by the split between rational masculine expediency and idealistic female emotion. The irony starts from here. Media: Medea is married to Jason but Jason wants to forsake her for his political growth .When Media comes to know of this she decides to wreak havoc on all. She does not even think about Jason who she loves her dominant thoughts are revenge. The love disappears and is replaced by a compounding rage on Jason. Her threat of anger sends a threat to the king Creon who banishes her from the state thinking that this anger will upset the peace of his state . Medea begs of the king to give her a day to put her affairs in place and the King agrees. This time is enough for Medea to carry out her plans of revenge. The play is an evidence of dramatic art, superfluous use of dramatic flowery images and irony of the situation that all characters involved with Medea are put into. The irony of the play borders on realty and appearance the reality is harsh naked truth of the revenge of Medea and the appearance…show more content…
He feels that she has changed and the full confidence that Jason has on Medea that her earlier convictions of anger and revenge has completely vanished is so beautifully sketched in the lay that even the readers and audience find it hard to believe that Medea who was so filled with vengeance has had a complete change of heart . “The chorus, which stands apart from the action, often comments directly on the irony of a situation, and its speech in this section (lines 977-1001) serves to point out the complexity, one of the basic symptoms of irony, behind each character's evolving
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