"Medea illustrates the gap between male and female perceptions of the world.
Medea provides us with some examples of the way that males and females were perceived. The recognizable differences were shown through out the play demonstrating how both males perceived females" status and their own and vice versa for females. Euripides" has varied attitudes as has been displayed in Medea for both males and females although it may seem that females have a higher preference as they hold two of the power role in the play. Euripides" has also been described as a feminist and a misogynist. To discuss the gap between males and females we need to look at the roles of Medea, Jason, The Chorus, and the Servants. .
The play Medea may seem a peek into the future but the reality of it is that it is based on all the happening of the time that it was set. Euripides" sets out from the start to shock the audience by changing leading roles and themes. He gives the servants a voice, the turns elder male parts into female and then goes deeply into the concept that women can and will be more then they seem. .
Medea is the main character of the play. She is a woman who wants to strive in a "man's world". As Medea is a woman of extreme behaviour and emotions she makes some very rational and irrational decisions in which lead to very valid points. In this point she makes it clear that women are looked down upon and dispensable. .
"Surely, of all creatures that have life and will, we women are the most wretched. When, for an extravagant sum, we have bought a husband, we must then accept him as possessor of our body. This is to aggravate wrong worth worse wrong. Then the great question: will the man we get be bad or good? For women, divorce is not respectable; to repel the man, not possible.".
This is telling us of how Medea thinks being a woman is. She describes it is a horrid experience where there are neither guarantees of happiness nor any rights for females.