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How we cite the quotes:
Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue. We used Paul Roche's translation.
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Jason: Dearest children!
Medea: Dear to their mother.
Jason: And so she slew them.
Medea: To get at your heart.
Jason: You did! You did! How I long to press
my little children's lips to mine! (230-234)
In the end, Medea sacrifices her love for the sake of revenge. Unlike most tragic protagonists she seems to feel all right with her decisions. Once again this seems to support the view that the play has a very cynical view of love. Medea is a lot happier and self satisfied now that she's completely destroyed all traces of it from her life.