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The Unholiness of Family in Greek Plays

Summary: In many cases of Greek plays, vengeance, rage, and hatred are put before family.
In the Greek Plays we have studied, one can notice that the main characters, when blinded by rage, hatred, even love for someone, will often put revenge before anything else, even their own family. In other words, family is not as sacred as it is today, and is easily put after other things.

In Medea, there are two examples of this. First, Medea betrays and kills her own brother to marry Jason, because she loves him so much. Then, she kills her own children, but this time out of hatred. Not for her kids, but for Jason, who has left her for a younger woman. She believes murdering her offspring is a price worth paying to see Jason suffer.

Today, most families (hopefully) would do anything before seeing any member of their own harmed in any way. This is because our society has...

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