citing the fact that although one knows what they’re doing is wrong, one’s passion to achieve something can overcome their sensibility.

citing the fact that although one knows what they’re doing is wrong, one’s passion to achieve something can overcome their sensibility.

This play seems to be citing the fact that although one knows what they’re doing is wrong, one’s passion to achieve something can overcome their sensibility. Once their heart is set on doing something, their determination and drive is so strong that would not let anything get in their path of completing the mission. Kreon’s passion and love for his kids forced him to drive Medea out of the country. He knew that there was a chance that this emotionally distraught woman could go to any means necessary to exact revenge. She pleads with him but he knows in his heart that it must be done. Medea tells Kreon, “O what an evil to men is passionate love!” She says this after he expresses his love for his family over his country. After Jason’s weds the princess, Medea’s passion for him is so strong that he becomes her enemy. She wishes nothing more than to see him dead. Her desire for revenge is so strong that uses her own children against him. She tries to justify her killing them by saying “there is none that can give them safety. She tells Jason that “they died from a disease they caught from their father. He is heartbroken and proclaims his love for his children. Even after the death she still feels that she did the right thing. Medea’s confusion between passion and reason contributed to her downfall. She is left to be judged by the gods. …


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