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Literature Humanities

“Force every way will have it they must die, and since / this must be so, then I, their mother, shall kill them. / Oh, arm yourself in steel, my heart! Do not hang back / from doing this fearful and necessary wrong. / Oh, come, my hand, poor wretched hand, and take the sword, / take it, step forward to this bitter starting point...” (The Medea, 1240-45)