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Medea Timeline and Summary
Medea laments the fact that her husband has taken a new wife. She wins the Chorus over to her side by appealing to them as fellow woman and then declares revenge. She convinces Creon to let her and her sons stay in Corinth one more day, then secures safe harbor with King Aegeus of Athens. Next, Medea tricks Jason into thinking that she's cool with his new marriage. She manipulates her husband into asking Glauke if her kids can stay in Corinth. Once this is done, she sends Jason and the boys off with cursed gifts for Glauke. Still, Medea vacillates as to whether she should kill her sons. She decides the boys' death is necessary and then revels in the news that Glauke and Creon have been incinerated. She slaughters her two boys. Then, she erupts into the sky in a dragon-drawn chariot. She trades some last bitter words with Jason. Medea flies into the night, taking with her the bodies of her sons.