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Course Hero Literature Instructor Russell Jaffe explains the main characters in Euripides's play Medea.
|Medea||Medea is Jason's wife and the mother of his two children, whom she murders as revenge for Jason's betrayal. Read More|
|Jason||Jason is a Greek hero and Medea's husband, who leaves her to marry the Princess of Corinth for wealth and social standing. Read More|
|Nurse||The servant of Medea, the Nurse comments on Medea's emotional state.|
|Tutor||As the servant assigned to the children of Medea and Jason, the Tutor also comments on Medea's mental state while watching over the children.|
|Chorus Leader||Leader of the Corinthian women who speak for society.|
|Chorus||The Chorus is a group of Corinthian women who speak for society as they observe Medea's words and actions and offer moral advice.|
|Creon||As the King of Corinth, Creon attempts to banish Medea and her children, but in the end he unwittingly allows her the time she needs to take revenge.|
|Aegeus||Aegeus, the king of Athens, visits Medea and offers her sanctuary in exchange for magical help to cure his sterility.|
|Messenger||The Messenger reports the gory details surrounding the murders of the princess and King Creon.|
|Princess||Although she does not appear in the play, the princess is an important target of Medea's revenge and is described as vain and disdainful of Jason's sons.|
|First Son||Medea and Jason's two sons are killed by their mother as revenge for their father's infidelity.|
|Second Son||Medea and Jason's two sons are killed by their mother as revenge for their father's infidelity.|