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She reminds him that she left her own people for him ("I am the mother of your children.Whither can I fly, since all Greece hates the barbarian? Jason promises to support her after his new marriage, but Medea spurns him: "Marry the maid if thou wilt; perchance full soon thou mayst rue thy nuptials." In the following scene Medea encounters Aegeus, King of Athens.The play is also the only Greek tragedy in which a kin-killer makes it unpunished to the end of the play, and the only one about child-killing in which the deed is performed in cold blood as opposed to in a state of temporary madness.
Eventually Jason agrees and allows their children to deliver the poisoned robes as the gift-bearers. I will yield to the decree, and only beg one favor, that my children may stay.She decides to poison some golden robes (a family heirloom and gift from the sun god Helios) and a coronet, in hopes that the bride will not be able to resist wearing them, and consequently be poisoned.Medea resolves to kill her own children as well, not because the children have done anything wrong, but because she feels it is the best way to hurt Jason.They shall take to the princess a costly robe and a golden crown, and pray for her protection.In the next scene a messenger recounts Glauce and Creon’s deaths.