Revenge from a Women's Broken Heart in Metamorphoses and Ishtar from The Epic of Gilgamesh

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned a quote about a women's anger by William Congreve. Their is no higher form of anger from a women than a betrayal of love a perfect example, Medea. Well some can argue what she did was wrong, but when you break it down it was not her fault that led her anger down that path. Medea is not the only person to have her heart broken and seek revenge. Their have been other's. I am going to compare and contrast other stories we have read where female characters seek revenge from the one's they love. Such as, comparing and contrasting the actions of Medea with Juno from Metamorphoses, and Ishtar from The Epic of Gilgamesh. Well Medea and Juno have few similarities, they both have husbands that were unfaithful to them and they both wanted to seek revenge. Their are similarities in their action between Medea and Juno fueled with anger. They both planned and battered their husband's lover. They also did not kill their husband they wanted to keep them alive so they can live with the death of their lovers. Their are also many differences such as Medea used poison to kill Jason's lover and Juno is a god she used her powers to inflicted punishment. Also, Juno did not kill her kids for retribution even though Jason left Medea to marry another women, and Jupiter did not. Medea and Juno both loved their husband and still would have if their husband were not unfaithful. They both used revenge out of love even though their reason was sound proof the next

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