Fourth Episode: Medea and Jason Summary and Analysis
The Nurse returns with Jason, who listens to Medea’s false plea for forgiveness. She claims she has thought over his arguments, found them sound, and sanctions the marriage. When the children enter she has a momentary stab of anguish, but she justifies her tears as part of the emotion of the moment.
Jason responds positively to this ruse, telling his children he will continue to see to their needs while they are away, so that they may return someday to Corinth prepared to take their place with their new brothers. At this, Medea begins to weep again, this time explaining that the talk of their future has saddened her.
She then proceeds to ask Jason to intercede on their children’s...
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