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In Euripides Medea Jason and Medea have very contradicting views on each others incentives of the actions that they took For Jason the motivation for his new marriage is to bring happiness wealth and prestige to his family However Medea views herself as the victim of the new marriage and she does not understand why she has to sacrifice her own happiness for the happiness of the other members of the family This tension between Jason and Medea builds up and Jasons refusal to acknowledge Medea as the victim brings about the tragic ending to the play This play provides a good insight into different psychologies of men and women In the play Jason and Medea have very different points of view about Jasons new marriage Jason views his new marriage to the kings daughter as a good opportunity for him to provide wealth and prestige for his family Jason also wants to raise his children in an environment where they are pampered from head to toe However Medea feels anger and jealousy toward Jasons new marriage Medea emphasizes on the fact that she is the victim and not the nobility Medea argues that she helped Jason when he was in the deepest trouble and she did nothing short of doing her duty as Jasons wife Jasons defense on that account is that he too helped Medea out from the Barbarian world so that she can have civilized life However Medea still cannot understand nor forgive Jasons new marriage because she feels that she has done nothing wrong Also Medea feels that even with all the wealth of a king there is no happiness if there is no love I agree with Medeas second argument because Jasons argument seems more like an excuse or justification of his action Marring a wealthy person to make the family happy just does not comply with my view of love for the family because it ends up breaking the
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