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Through the filial love the characters display often through vivid and imagerial language

March 5, 2019 0 Comment

Through the filial love the characters display often through vivid and imagerial language, Euripides espouses the vulnerabilities associated with this love and hence the power it holds over people. Euripides demonstrates through his characters that the love between a parent and child is unconditional and in some circumstances may be cause to sacrifice oneself for their child. Throughout the first encounter with Creon, Medea uses his daughter as a way to garner sympathy and exploit Creon, “You are also a father of children”, “they should stir some kind thoughts in you”, “poor suffering children”. Thus Euripides shows that despite having love for one’s own children, this vulnerability to love may be vicariously extended to other parents, in this instance, culminating in the postponing in Medea’s exile. Furthermore through the depiction of Glauce’s murder in the play’s sixth episode, Euripides exposes the ultimate devotion Creon h