Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Medea.
Women and Femininity Quotes
Medea: Of all creatures that can feel and think, we women are the worst treated things alive. (31)
Nurse: [Medea] hates her sons […] I dread to think of what is hatching in her mind. (1)
Nurse: Jason has betrayed his sons and [Medea], takes to bed a royal bride. (22-23)
Nurse: [Medea] might be a rock or wave or the sea, for all she heeds of sympathy from friends, except sometimes to […] moan to herself about her father--whom she loved--and her country and th...
Foreignness and 'The Other' Quotes
Nurse: Ah, she [Medea] has merited this city's good opinion, exile though she came (1)
Nurse: [Medea] was in everything Jason's perfect foil, being in marriage that saving thing: a wife who does not go against her man. (1)
Cunning and Cleverness Quotes
Nurse: Ruthless is the temper of royalty: […] How much better to live among equals. […] Let me decline in a safe old age. The very name of the "middle way" (21)
Nurse: My mistress, Medea, then would never have […] been struck to the heart with love of Jason. (1)