However, when the king banishes her, it's only human that Medea plots her furious revenge. Medea was composed in the golden age of Athens. Medea Protagonist of the play, Medea's homeland is Colchis, an island in the Black Sea, which the Greeks considered the edge of the earth--a territory of barbarians. Medea blurs the boundaries between justice and revenge (heroine or tyrant?) On the one hand, Medea presents a powerful case in defence of women and suggests that her grievances are fuelled by the injustices done to her, as a woman and as a foreigner. However, the means by which she seeks to redress these injustices undermines the righteousness of her cause.
Jason has abandoned his wife, Medea, along with their two children. He hopes to advance his station by remarrying with Glauce, the daughter of Creon, king of Corinth, the Greek city where the play is set. Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides that was first performed in 431 BC. Medea was of a people at the far edge of the Black Sea; for the Greeks of Euripides ' time, this was the edge of the known world.