What happens in the beginning of Medea?

What happens in the beginning of Medea?

The play begins with Medea in a blind rage towards Jason for arranging to marry Glauce, the daughter of king Creon. The nurse, overhearing Medea’s grief, fears what she might do to herself or her children. Creon, in anticipation of Medea’s wrath, arrives and reveals his plans to send her into exile.

Who is the first character to speak in Medea?

First Episode: Medea, Chorus, Creon Her speech again underscores the plight of women.

How does the nurse describe Medea in the opening scene?

Chorus (Corinthian Women) inquires of the Nurse about Medea’s `mood’. Medea is heard lamenting and begging for death, then threatening vengeance, then suicide. The chorus consoles her and advises caution. The Nurse describes Medea’s fierce character, and speaks of the sadness of life and the soothing power of music.

How does Medea act out her revenge?

The murder of her children isn’t easy for Medea. She struggles with her motherly instincts, but in the end her revenge is more important. Medea drags the boys inside the house and kills them with a sword.

Who is the narrator in Medea?

Jonathan Waters
Product details

Listening Length 1 hour and 28 minutes
Narrator Jonathan Waters
Audible.com Release Date July 25, 2018
Publisher Combray Media
Program Type Audiobook

Why is Medea a good person?

Medea is a noble, strong and passionate woman. Medea loves her children, and her husband Jason to a great extent. The story makes it apparent that she is willing to do anything to make Jason happy. Medea is so blinded by hate and rage that she kills Jason’s new wife, the king and shockingly, both of her own children.

Is Medea selfish?

Medea is self-absorbed, selfish, a woman without redeeming qualities. She believes she can kill her children because she gave them life.

What background facts do we learn from the nurse’s opening speech in Medea?

What background facts do we learn from the Nurse’s opening speech? The Nurse reminds the audience of the story of Jason and the Argonauts. We learn of Medea’s extreme love for Jason, one that includes murder. She murdered her own brother and a king in order to help Jason obtain and escape with the Golden Fleece.