A Flood of Emotions

The paper analyzes Medea’s culpability for her crime of murdering her children through a stoic philosophical perspective.

This paper is a philosophical evaluation of the story of Medea. The paper argues that this was not a sudden act, and that Medea’s emotional state had led her to act rashly in the past, although this time she went beyond all expectations. Her emotions of anger and love controlled her, and eventually led her to murder her children to avenge her husband Jason’s actions.

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Stoic philosophers, such as Seneca, believe that emotions, both good and bad, should be suppressed in order to make reasonable and rational judgments. Those who use emotions as a basis for their actions are not following this philosophy on life, and therefore they would lead a corrupted life filled with misguided actions. A perfect example of how emotions can corrupt a person?s life is the tragedy of Medea. She killed her children to revenge her husband from leaving her family so he could regain his stature as royalty by marrying the daughter of King Kreon of Corinth. Medea?s act of revenge against her husband analyzed through a stoic?s perspective leads to the conclusion that she was culpable of her crime.

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