Medea Setting

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Corinth

Corinth is the main setting of “Medea” as this is where the play’s action occurs. Corinth is ruled by King Creon. After leaving her homeland, Medea lives there happily with Jason. The happiness ends when Jason betrays her by marrying Creon’s daughter.

Medea’s home

Medea’s home, located in Corinth, is the only actual setting that is seen in this play. This is where the entirety of the action occurs, from Medea’s plotting vengeance to her implementation of her revenge.

Colchis

Colchis is Medea’s fatherland which she scorns and abandons for Jason. After his betrayal, she frequently laments leaving Colchis.

Athens

Athens is a country near Corinth which is ruled by Aegeus who swears to grant Medea refuge in exchange for her magical knowledge to aid his wife to conceive a child. However, Medea must make her own way to Athens.

Palace in Corinth

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