The Birth Of Tragedy And Theatre
to compose and put on three tragedies each, one of these tragedies being, Medea. Tragedies were notorious for female protagonists, however, Euripides (480-406 B.C.), Medea used a female protagonist for different purpose, to challenge and question the role of women within Greek society.
This tragedy explores Medea 's unconditional love for her husband, Jason, after he leaves her for Glauce, the princess of Corinth. Medea is so overthrown by jealousy that she seeks revenge on Jason by eradicating