Medea - Study Guide Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Medea comes out, saying that she agreed to see the Chorus because she knows how important it is for foreigners like her to keep up good relations with the people of their adopted homes. She comments at length on how miserable she is, on how badly treated women are in general and on how hard they have to work to manage their husbands and homes and children. She says that immigrant women like her have to work particularly hard, since they never feel fully welcome or at home and are always lonely. She begs the Chorus to support her and keep silent as she looks for a way to take her revenge on Jason, his new wife and his new father-in-law, Creon. Medea comments on how women in general are fearful and defenseless, but once a woman is wronged by a lover, "no other soul can...

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