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In Medea a play by Euripides the tragic hero is assumed to be Medea On the contrary Jason is the character that suffers and loses the most The play is about a woman named Medea who has sacrificed much to be with her husband Theyve been married for ten years and have two children Her husband Jason decides to remarry and keep her as his concubine This enrages Medea and she devises a plot to get even with him In the end Medea carries out her revenge and Jason is left with nothing Jason is cursed with many catastrophic flaws that lead to his downfall and that of others around himOne of Jasons main flaws is his ignorance of everything Such as when he sees Medea crying and asks what is this-these dewy eyes these tears your white face turned away as if my words struck pain not joyact IV lines 81-84 He is unaware of the actual motives behind her tears Unfortunately Jason is aware of her preference for evil and blazing rageact II lines 213251 when he tells her his reasons for remarrying Medea is able to reply with a few smart lies and makes Jason oblivious again to her intentions Jasons ignorance frees Medea of suspicion and makes him nave to the danger awaiting those around him Another poor trait that leads to Jasons downfall is his great pride Medea knows she can use Jasons ego against him and states I have been arguing with myself have taxed myself severely You raving fool I said To antagonize those who want to do you goodact IV lines 8-11 Medea realizes Jason has a need to be above others and to always be right She decides to use these needs against him Jason doesnt even question himself about her sudden change in attitude He simply accepts that Medea is in a better frame of mindact IV line 61 Because of Jasons conceit Medea is
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