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MEDEA <Tab/>First produced in 431 B.C., Euripides Medea tells the story of the revenge of a woman betrayed by her husband, Jason. The methodical approach Medea used in getting her revenge might seem normal in modern society, but in the ancient Greek society of 431 B.C. it was seen as rebellious and extreme. Women were considered little more than servants used for cleaning and breeding, basically dispensable with very few …

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…life. Medea was bitter, angry, cruel, heartless, and completely evil. Each was a victim of their own actions. But, if there could be one character that stood out as the villain, it would be the murderous Medea. <Tab/>As William Congreave would write two centuries after Euripides wrote Medea: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned." <Tab/>