Medea - Section 4: Paragraphs 172-273 Summary & Analysis

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Though she hates him, Jason will not refuse Medea an audience. So,he returns to her home when the nurse summons him. Medea apologizes for her childish anger, claiming that she should have supported Jason’s new marriage. She calls her sons to make peace with their father. Jason is happy with Medea’s apology, and he assures his sons that he has not forgotten them. Medea accepts her exile, but she asks Jason to intercede with Creon to allow their sons to remain in Corinth. Jason agrees to try, suggesting that Glauce may intercede on his sons’ behalf. Medea sends her sons to Glauce with gifts to curry her favor, and the children leave with Jason. The chorus laments; their hopes are dead as Glauce and the children will now die. They weep for the sorrow of the hapless mother who slaughters her own children...

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