The Tragedy Of Euripides ' Medea And Ovid 's ' Metamorphoses, Medea, And Juno
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Retribution is a monster of appetite, eternally bloodthirsty and never filled. Rage, resentment and envy does not change the heart of others. A massive success is the best revenge for a woman. It is the only way to get back at someone for a pain they have caused. In Euripides’ Medea and Ovid’s’ Metamorphoses, Medea and Juno exhibit vengeance to defend their dignity.
In Euripides’ Medea, Medea is very furious because Juno left her and her children to remarry the princess. Medea does not accept the betrayal and demands punishment for leaving her after all she has done for him. Creon is aware “I’m afraid of you. You could hurt my daughter, even kill her. Every indication points that way”(793). Medea knew she was going to exile and pretended to be a victim and swore that all she said was just out of anger. Little did the king know that she had a vicious plan to kill his daughter and Creon as well. Medea indeed got what she wanted. She obtained revenged by killing her children on top of the bride and the king.“Forget your children. Afterward you’ll grieve. For even if you kill them, they were yours; you loved them. I’m a woman cursed by fortune”(817). This shows how woman did not have power over their children. Medea’s husband was the owner and that’s why she killed them because her children were not in reality hers, she just gave birth to them.
Juno’s Primary Source
In Ovid’ Metamorphoses, Juno is a woman of a lot of dignity. She does not let