Medea and Electra Second Episode: Medea and Jason Summary and Analysis

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Second Episode: Medea and Jason Summary and Analysis

New Character:
Jason: husband of Medea, about to marry Creon’s daughter

Summary
Jason enters, blaming Medea for her own misfortunes. It was one thing to complain against him, but by railing against the royal house she invited her banishment. This situation is nothing new. Jason claims he has often had to make amends for Medea’s having displeased their hosts. Now it’s too late, and Jason wants only to provide material help to Medea and the children before they go.

Medea responds angrily with a list of all the things she’d done, either out of love for Jason or at his direct request. She addresses the dangers she faced, the sacrifices she made, and the crimes she committed. To...

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