Lillian Jean GreenMan Vs. Medea Lillian Jean GreenWS 175October 21, 20181
Lillian Jean GreenThe play Medea by Euripides is more than just a tale about a woman who was done wrong by her Husband. It about a Women who lost her husband and thus turned vengeful causingher to murder. Through this paper we are shown that due to male gender roles Medea behaves like one and in the end diminished herself by her own actions. The men in Medea are portrayed as the dominant gender. They have all right and can do anything they would please. In the beginning of the play Creon the king comes to Medea and says “You, with the angry look, so set against your husband, Medea, I order you to leave my territories” (271-272). Here the king is threated by Medea due to Jason marrying his daughter and commands Medea in order to protect his daughter. Men in the Medea also could have affairs and in not be a huge issue but if a woman were to it would be horrific. The men could do anything they want and not get reprehended for it. Medea was right to be angry because her husband she thought was loyal to her left her. He didn’t have to stay with Medea even though he was married to her. Men in Medea were the dominant gender and defend have to hold to rules like women.