"Medea" by Euripides.

Throughout the play Medea by Euripides, Jason extends a helping hand to the strip Medea. This kind gesture extends from Jasons wrong conscience over his appointment to the princess of Corinth. Through the abolition of guilt, false justification is built. There be three casefuls of justifications shown. Firstly, justification finished intentions which is shown by Jason; secondly, justification through fear which is shown by Kreon, and thirdly, justification through hurt feelings, which is shown by Medea. These justifications condemn Jason to a fate worse than death.

The first type of justification, which is shown by Jason, is justification through intentions. Jason first tries to justify his perfidiousness of Medea through the account of his intentions. Through this account he hopes to flying certain death, but in trying to do so, he ensures the death of his new wife, father in-law and children. Jason justification for his affair is as follows: this was the main reason, that we might live well, and not be short of anything [...] also that I might bring my children up worthy of my position. (Lines 547-551) Through this excuse Jason hopes to calm the nerves of the raving mad Medea, as well as escape any revenge she may seek to claim. Jasons justification is not without cause. His cause is his guilty conscience.

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Jason feels guilt for what he has done to Medea and feels that by offering previsions and a justification for his previous actions, this guilt will be absolved. If Jason feels give care he did nothing wrong, then he would not affirm to provide a justification for his actions, but in doing so he tries to reassure himself that his decision was a wise one. save on, Jason reaffirms his justification, not for the sake of Medeas well being, but for the well being...

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