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In many works of literature the behavior of a character or group of characters is motivated by emotion In Euripides drama Medea Medea is motivated by hate Her hate causes her to do many hurtful things to Jason and Glause Throughout the story Medea suffers the consequences of her actions and her actions have an overall effect on Medea Throughout Medea Medeas actions take place because she is motivated by hate for not only Jason but his fianc as well Because Jason arranged a marriage between a princess and himself Medea did many hurtful things throughout the drama to show her hate towards him and his future wife Many of her actions do not benefit her but she is satisfied because they made Jason suffer Although she gained nothing and eventually lost all because of her actions Medea was happy with herself because she had ruined his chance to marry into a wealthy family once again Medea also got rid of Jasons happiness by killing his sons so that he would be childless Medea also hated Glause After Jason left her Medeass attitude drastically changed It went from one of suicidal despair to one of extreme fury She went from being depressed about being left by her husband to wanting to kill the woman he was to marry She accomplished this by coating the inside of a robe and a crown in poison that would kill all who touched it When Glause put on the crown she not only died herself but she killed her father as well Throughout Medea Medeas actions are motivated by her hate of Jason as well as Glause Medea suffers many consequences of her actions throughout Medea She further damages her relationship with Jason she loses her children and is eventually banished from Corinth When Medea chose to murder not only Jasons future wife but his children as well she ruined her chance of getting along with her ex-husband Throughout
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