As the Princess never speaks or physically appears in the play, she is less a character than a significant figure. She is Creon's daughter and Jason's new bride. We learn any subtleties of her character through the Messenger's report. She seems to behave as one would expect a young, privileged, and beautiful wife to behave. She dies when she puts on the poisoned dress and crown Medea gives her as gifts.
The Princess Quotes in Medea
The Medea quotes below are all either spoken by The Princess or refer to The Princess. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Cambridge University Press edition of Medea published in 1999.).
Lines 501-600 Quotes
Lines 901-1000 Quotes
The Princess Character Timeline in Medea
The timeline below shows where the character The Princess appears in Medea. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...claims, Medea is hated and Jason has betrayed her and his children by marrying the Princess, the daughter of Creon, the king of Corinth. Medea, meanwhile, according to the Nurse, has... (full context)
...her is neither bravery nor courage given his newfound comfort in the arms of the Princess. She fumes at him for his shamelessness. She is grateful, however, for the opportunity to... (full context)
...outraged. He is especially sympathetic when she reveals that Jason has left her for the Princess. Then Medea tells him she has been banished. Aegeus calls it despicable, and Medea begs... (full context)
...is worried his new relatives might do something to them to avenge Creon and the Princess's murder. The Chorus pities Jason's ignorance. He thinks that the Chorus means she intends to... (full context)