VCE English: Medea Quotes
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Her heart transfixed by desire for Jason
Where love was once deepest cancer spreads
Jason has betrayed my lady and his own children for a princess' bed
proud, impassioned soul, so ungovernable
I want you to die along with your father
Zeus will aid you in seeing justice done
For there is no justice in the eyes of men
you should take revenge upon your husband
I fear you
You are a sorceress and a women who is no stranger to dark knowledge
I myself have fallen victim to this misfortune
My poor, suffering children I weep for,
I have no shortage of deadly routes
Give my enemies a chance to laugh at me
I'll use cunning and secrecy to carry out this bloody deed
you speak your foolish mind and for this exile is to be your reward.
You owe your life to me
I betrayed my own father, my own family to come here with you to lolcus under Pelion, showing more eagerness than sense.
where you did give assistance it was of some benefit
in saving me you gained more than you gave
For what need have you of children?
embittered by jealousy
skilfully and plausibly
you have betrayed your wife and are behaving unjustly.
To be denied one's native land is a misery beyond all others
You have no city, no friend to show you pity when you have suffered suffering's worst
he loved me once but now I stand for nothing
Oh yes, passionately in love! Loyalty to loved ones is not his way!
Now I see why you are distresses, my lady. You have my sympathy.
pity me, pity this luckless woman
I will triumph gloriously over my enemies!
I will ask for my children to stay, not with the thought of leaving them in the land of my enemies, but so that I may kill the king's daughter by means of trickery.
For I shall kill my own children; no one shall take them from me.
to suffer the mockery
The time I went wrong was when I left my father's house
never father a child by his new-won bride
Let no one think me a weak and feeble woman
Let no one think me a weak and feeble woman
by doing this that I shall hurt my husband most.
I consider you showed good judgement in making this new match for us
This is how a sensible woman should behave.
It is nothing; I was thinking about these children.
Yes, that I'll do; I expect I'll win her round all right, if she's a woman like all the rest!
If I count for anything in my wife's eyes, she will prefer me to wealth, I have no doubts.
With her own hands will she set her blond hair the ornament of death.
I have no choice, old man, none at all. This is what the gods and i devised, I and my foolish heart.
but my fate is exile,
What misery it has cost me!
Robbed of your company, I shall endure a life that brings pain and sorrow.
what is the matter with me?
I will not leave my children to the mockery of my enemies.
I am now to tread a road of bitter pain and to send these children on one more painful still.
You have lost this world, thanks to your father.
but my passion is master of my reason, passion that causes the greatest suffering in the world.
The childless, who have failed to attain children, because they are uncertain whether they are in the end a blessing or a torment to mankind, are spared many trials.
You would make me twice as happy if they died in agony!
we servants who sympathized with you in your troubles were pleased.
did not at first notice your two children but kept her eyes loving on Jason.
'Do not regard my family as your enemies.'
with limbs trembling, she lurched backwards towards the throne and collapsed on it,
desire to be rid of the crown.
a sight to stop the heart.
her fate was a lesson we had all learned.
Together they lie in death, old man and young daughter.
They must be killed; there is no other way.
this terrible yet necessary deed!
Oh, I am a woman born to sorrow!
it is a fearful thing that human hands should spill the blood of a god.
Where can I escape my mother's hands?
How many sorrows you have brought on mankind before now!
that arch-criminal, Medea,
the Sun, my father's father
have robbed me of life as well as sons!
That was how your career began.
Not a woman in Greece today would ever have dared such a thing
Away with you, artist in the unspeakable, children-killer!
So call me lioness, yes, if you wish to, for I have my claws in your heart as you deserve.
it was your lustful heart and that new marriage of yours.
Yes, if she is sensible; but to you it is all that is evil.
I will not have them subjected to mockery by one of my enemies violating their tombs.
breaker of oaths, the deceiver of hosts?
Dear to their mother, yes, but not to you!
I wish I had never fathered them to see them later destroyed by you!
for the unexpected, heaven finds a way. And so it has turned out here today.
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