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I am here today to show you that the prisoner Medea who now stands before you is guilty of the crimes she has been accused of These crimes didnt serve a purpose they only satisfied the burning rage in her heart So now I call upon you men of Corinth To decide whether Medeas acts where justiful First the women of Corinth thought she was dangerous Even by looking in her eyes you could see the occult forces behind her wickedness The loyal King Creon had no choice but to banish Medea from Corinth forever Jason once said Medea was given the benefit to speak as an equal with the great people of Corinth Instead she choose to terrorize the King and his people Nevertheless she now must face the hand of justice Afterwards on the day before these murders Medea secretly had a conversation with Aegeus one of Creons guest According to the women who witnessed this conversation Medea asked Aegeus If you had a dog-eyed enemy and needed absolute vengance - youd kill his children first Was Medea thinking of killing her children from the start Yet who would want to kill their own children Other than a dangerous and obsessed woman seeking absolute vengance Therefore I must conclude that Medea killed her children to make Jason a childless man As a result she must have decided to kill Creon and his daughter also For instance on the day of the murders four women witnessed Medea preparing the burning woven-gold veil This golden-veil was what Creons daughter put around her neck at the hour of her death One of the women who saw her preparing this necklace said Too much wealth is sometimes dreadful Once Creons daughter recieved the gift she put it on looked in a mirror and it started burning on her skin Creon then jumped on his daughter to stop the flame This only made the situation worse and they
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