Medea - Part 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 6 Summary

Medea returns, having seen one of Jason's messengers approaching with what looks like bad news. The Messenger runs on, full of news that both the princess and Creon are dead. He knows that Medea was the cause and tells her to flee. Medea rejoices at his news, demanding to know whether the deaths were agonizing. The Messenger tells his story at length. The princess was at first angry that Jason wanted her to plead for his children, but she was won over when Jason showed her the dress and the crown. She put the clothes and jewels on right away, saw that she was beautiful and "smiled at the lifeless image of herself" in a mirror. It wasn't long before she felt faint, though. A servant ran out to fetch help, but it was too late. Blood was pouring from where the crown was digging...

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