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Medea By Euripides Play Analysis

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Power in itself is not good or evil. The use of power is heavily influenced by the moral compass of those with power. It isn’t uncommon for someone with the possession of power to bend and change their morals to gain more power. Power used corruptly does not always have to be from someone like a king. Greed for power in itself can corrupt someone. Emotions of vengeance, envy, and lust can make a person in power corrupt too. Whether or not power has corrupted someone, their character determines how they use their power in the end. In Euripides play, Medea, Jason’s greed for power corrupts him. During the beginning of Euripides play, Medea and Jason are two lovers that had just moved to Corinth, and together they had two children. Jason decides that he will try to marry king Creon’s daughter Glauce to make him the heir of the kingdom. Jason allowed his moral compass to change for his search of power. Power corrupted Jason even though he did not have it. Leaving Medea for Glauce will turn out to be Jason’s worst decision for his families future. Jason’s actions angered Medea, leading her be filled by vengeance. Medea lets vengeance get the best of her, and thinks that killing Jason would not be enough to fulfill her…show more content…
Ravana had been given a nectar of immortality, and with his intelligence allowed him to conquer much of the world. Being a great king with almost limitless power turned Ravana into a corrupt person. Arrogance, hubris, and lust control Ravana. Out of lust and envy Ravana kidnaps Rama’s wife, Sita. After Sita angered Ravana in an argument he said, “For your stupid statement, I would have crushed and eaten you, except for the fact you are a woman and I want you and will die if I don’t have you” (Narayan 87). Ravana undoubtedly believes that he can have whatever he wants, and do whatever he wants. His lust and envy makes him use his power
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