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Gillies 1Amelie Gillies Professor Burgess ENG 20010/22/18Medea is a Greek tragedy which was written in 431 BC by the Greek philosopher Euripides. The story of Medea who vows revenge on her husband Jason after he abandons her and marries King Creon's daughter, Glauce. The hearing of this vow, Creon banishes Medea and her children from Corinth, but she cleverly manipulate him into giving her one day to prepare forher move. This gives her all the time she needs to exact her revenge for being betrayed. Euripides touched upon problems of customs, traditions, and beliefs. However, Medea's character is the most controversial issue raised in the play that turned her into a villian women because she chooses to murder her own children just to destroy Jason and her actions make her wretched and bring out emotional feelings of pity and horror to the audience. The story begins with Jason who left his beloved wife Medea. Through the nurse’s monologue as well as Medea comments, the audience learns about the many actions that Medea took to assist Jason over the years. She sacrifices herself to him, she leaves her homeland, her relatives in order to be with him, and she lives for him. But over time, her image and relationshipdisappear. After Jason left Medea, the distortion of all her hopes, something breaks inside her and she begins to demand respect and sympathy for herself. Her despair is illustrated her various