Medea, Pursuasive Essay

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I am here today, to show you that the prisoner Medea, who now stands before you, is guilty of the crimes she has been accused of. These crimes didn't serve a purpose; they only satisfied the burning rage in her heart. So, now I call upon you, men of Corinth. To decide whether Medea's acts where justiful.

First, the women of Corinth thought she was dangerous. Even by looking in her eyes, you could see the occult forces behind her wickedness. The loyal King Creon, had no choice, but to banish Medea from Corinth forever. Jason once said, 'Medea was given the benefit to speak as an equal with the great people of Corinth.' Instead, she choose to terrorize the King and his people. Nevertheless, she now must face the hand of justice.

Afterwards, on the day before these murders, Medea secretly had a conversation with Aegeus; one of Creon's guest.

According to the women who witnessed this conversation, Medea asked Aegeus, 'If you had a dog-eyed enemy and needed absolute vengance - you'd kill his children first.' Was Medea thinking of killing her children from the start? Yet, who would want to kill their own children. Other than a dangerous and obsessed woman, seeking absolute vengance. Therefore, I must conclude, that Medea killed her children to make Jason a childless man. As a result, she must have decided to kill Creon and his daughter also.

For instance, on the day of the murders, four women witnessed Medea preparing the burning woven-gold veil. This golden-veil, was what Creon's daughter put around her neck, at the hour of her death. One of the women, who saw her preparing this necklace said 'Too much wealth, is sometimes dreadful.' Once Creon's daughter recieved the gift, she put it on,