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Show by what stages Medea's plans for revenge unfold

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Show by what stages Medea's plans for revenge unfold From the beginning of the play, we can see altering plans that Medea has for revenge, from the very beginning her plans are ever changing and it seems she has many ways of putting her feelings of hatred for Jason across. Whilst reading the play, we do not know whether or not they are meaningless, we do not know as to whether she wishes to just cast a curse on them or if she wants to have the joy of killing Jason, his wife and Creon. Her very first objectives are not exactly made from her but are deciphered from her nurse who makes an assumption after hearing her from her room. Once the nurse had made this assumption, it will make us see what kind of person Medea is, due to the fact that the nurse knows her best, and would know what she would get up to. ...read more.

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talk of children, and that he should let her stay in Corinth for a while as he would understand what it is like being a parent. "Show some pity, you are a father to." This message hits Creon and makes him give in, he allows her to have 1 extra day for staying in Corinth, and if she is there for a day extra she will be killed. With this extra day in hand Medea now has time to execute her methods of revenge for Jason. "Today 3 of my enemies I shall strike dead Father and Daughter; and my husband." Following this she comes up with suitable methods for her to kill her 3 enemies, "should I set fire to the house, and burn the bridal chamber? Or creep up to their bed and drive a sharp knife through their guts?" she decides that the best method would be one where she shouldn't have to enter the house so that she can avoid being caught and let "the last laugh go to my enemies." ...read more.

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She then begs him to help her while she is in Athens, and he says yes only if she will has the power to cure his infertility, and that she also has to make her own way to Athens. Bearing this in mind she can now take out her revenge on Jason now that she has a place of refuge. Now she can start to think of her method in taking revenge now that she has a place of refuge. Her final plans involve her (in order) sweet talk Jason into letting their sons stay with him in Corinth, to give her children a gold dress to give to Glauce as a present which has poison around it, to then kill her sons, as she found out how precious they are to Jason and she feels this would be the deepest blow for Jason, and she also decided that she wont kill Jason but leave him to suffer with all the carnage that she has left for him. The chorus hate the idea of her having to kill her sons and beg her to change her mind but she won't change it. ...read more.

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