xanzpet (xanzpet) wrote in medeaphiles,

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Discussion Question

Hey Everyone!

FYI -- ladyshrew is now a co-moderator of this community! YAY!

I was perusing my Grene/Lattimore copy of Medea today, as I am apt to do, and was struck by a few lines. I decided it'd be neat to open the forum and get some discussion going.

Chorus: "But can you have the heart to kill your flesh and blood?"

Medea: "Yes, for this is the best way to wound my husband."

But is it that simple? Might Medea have other motivations for harming her children, other than simple revenge against her adulterous wretch of a husband? If so, what are they?
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