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by Euripides

Foreignness and 'The Other' Quotes

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Quote #10

Jason: At last I understand
what I never understood before,
when I took you from your foreign home to live
in Greece, […]
No woman in the whole of Hellas [Greece]
would have dared so much (204)

Jason again reveals his Greek prejudice to outsiders with this statement. Of course, it's pretty understandable, since Medea has just slaughtered four people, including her own children. It's probably safe to say that the play didn't go a long way toward changing Athenians' opinions of foreigners.

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