Medea: Jason Brings His Own Downfall

816 WordsOct 8, 19994 Pages
In Medea, a play by Euripides, Jason possesses many traits that lead to his downfall. After Medea assists Jason in his quest to get the Golden Fleece, killing her brother and disgracing her father and her native land in the process, Jason finds a new bride despite swearing an oath of fidelity to Medea. Medea is devastated when she finds out that Jason left her for another woman after two children and now wants to banish her. Medea plots revenge on Jason after he gives her one day to leave. Medea later acts peculiarly as a subservient woman to Jason who is oblivious to the evil that will be unleashed and lets the children remain in Corinth. The children later deliver a poisoned gown to Jason's new bride that also kills the King of Corinth.…show more content…
Jason doesn't accept any fault at all for the deaths of their children and thinks Medea is just doing it out of pure evil. "Medea is a monster, not a woman" (p.68) to him while he has an idea of himself being perfect. If Jason could feel guilty for his actions, he would be a much better person and make better decisions and actions. <br> <br>Jason's terrible traits lead to his decline throughout the play. The ill attributes of Jason make a very interesting story and they combine only to create disaster for Jason and those around him. Jason's characteristics give the audience or reader a hard decision to determine who is really a worse person: Medea or
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