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Greg Chiampa September 20th 2001 Dev Of Drama Just before Medea kills Jasons wife and father-in-law she demonstrates to the audience that she is the epitome of deception and lunacy within the influential Fifth Episode Medea truly displays a schizophrenic dialogue that entails a roller coaster of emotions that engage an array from a benevolent mother to a malevolent mad man In lines 1021-1027 Medea tells the tutor to bring her sons to her She embraces them and compassionately conveys to them that their lives will go on without her I shall be left lonely and you will live without you r mother always This seems to be the only lines in this scene that seem to exhibit her sanity Medea is connecting with the idea of not being able to watch her sons grow get married and develop offspring Medeas sanity and emotions begin to turn in lines 1030-1038 when she starts to realize the hollowness of raising her sons She almost begins to commiserate with herself for wasting her time and effort of motherhood How useless all the cares endured the wearying solicitudes the shooting agony of giving you your lives When Medea tells her sons that their birth was a shooting agony shes disclosing that only negativity has occurred through the miracle of childbirth Medea has another emotional turn-around when she stares into her childrens eyes and realizes she cant complete the task of parting and eventually murdering them In lines 1040-1050 she has an emotional spasm O-h What shall I do My heart dissolves when I gaze into their bright irisesNo I cannot do it Goodbye to my determination She feels that she will only wound her children by hurting Jason Covetously she feels she will hurt herself additionally by letting her children go In lines 1050-1055 Medeas other-half takes over The evil side tells her to get a grip and complete the task of
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