How does Euripides explore the complexities of family in Medea?

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Family life in Medea is presented as a source of conflict and chronic instability. Medea defies her father and, by extension, the established social norms by helping Jason to escape Colchis with the Golden Fleece. Though she abandons her family, Medea wants to start another one with Jason. She seeks the kind of stability that only an ordered family life could give to a woman in ancient Greece. At that time, women...

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