Medea Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

Aegeus, King of Athens - This character is a leader that offers to shelter the protagonist within the city.

Children's Attendant - This character speaks with the nurse in the opening scene about the breakup of two main characters.

Chorus of Corinthian Women - This group alternates between sympathizing with the protagonist and cautioning against too much anger.

Creon - This character allows the protagonist into the city for one day, and dies as a result.

Jason - This character abandons family in favor of fortune.

Medea - This character is enraged over his/her spouse's infidelity.

Messenger - This character delivers the news that the poison-smeared gifts had their desired effect.

Nurse - This character opens the story and provides the background for the plot.

Sons of Medea and Jason - These characters are marked by their victimhood, and are killed offstage by their parent.

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