LIT 2110 Chapter Notes - Chapter MEDEA: Perjury, Coryphaeus, Aegeus

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Medea is often called clever, particularly in her ability to convince others to do what she wants. Medea is a wonderfully complex character with the cleverness of the trickster archetype. One of her effective speeches involved how easily she convinced jason that she was on his side. She claimed to have committed a grand blunder against him, and that she now supported his decisions and their separation. To appeal to a man"s ego is the simplest ways to manipulate him, which is exactly how she handled the situation. Jason believed he wasn"t getting enough out of their promise as medea was, claiming that she. Got in return more than [she] gave (634), implying that he feels an imbalance in favors between them. Jason is calm as he lists all the reasons to justify his poor decisions, continuing with, i"m being wise and moderate and very friendly to you and to my children (650).

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