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The Ultimate Revenge In ancient Greek times it is alright if a man wants revenge on another man for hurting him or his loved ones The man who causes the other mans misery is partially responsible for the another mans actions In the play Medea Medea kills Kroens daughter and her children to get revenge on Jason for leaving her for Kroens daughter Because of the values of the Greek Society and Jason leaving Medea Medea feels she needs revenge for the pain Jason has caused her The Greek Societys values and Jasons action cause Medea to want revenge because of these factors they are partially responsible for Medeas actions The values of the Greek Society and Jason share some of the responsibility for the deaths but Medea is the one who holds the most responsibility The values of the Greek Society share some of the responsibility for the deaths The values of the Greek culture are that women are subservient to men If a man thought that their wife is no longer pleasing them the Greek Society allows the man to take another women in their bed An example of this situation is when Medeas husband Jason leaves her for Kroens daughter By Jason leaving Medea for Kreons daughter she falls into a desperate state of depression She becomes emotionally and physically unstable Her heart is engulfed with violent evil thoughts Because of the Greek Societies values Medea is unable to deal with the pain which makes her heart revengeful Another example of the values of the Greek Society is that women were thought to be subservient to men Medea gives up her life to Jason In line 8 the nurse says her heart is on fire with passionate love for Jason Medea even kills her brother so Jason can escape from her home with the Golden Fleece When Jason leaves her she feels slighted because she has giving up so
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