Medea - Section 5: Paragraphs 238-293 Summary & Analysis

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The chorus prays for the Sun to stop Medea from killing her sons, questioning why she feels this murder lust where love once dwelled. From within, the children’s cries are heard as they ask where they can escape their mother’s murderous hands, and the chorus considers saving the children, chiding Medea’s steely heart and comparing her to Ino who killed herself and her two children to punish Zeus. Jason enters and asks whether Medea is inside or if she has escaped, noting that she will be punished for killing Glauce and Creon. However, his true concern is for his children as he fears the king’s relatives will injure them in vengeance. The chorus informs Jason that he does not know the sum of his sorrows. His sons are dead by Medea’s hands! Astonished, Jason orders the doors...

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