Also she did not want to leave any possibility of revenge that the children could take on killing of their father’s wife. Medea’s actions are justified by her emotions as they are difficult thing to control at times. She is also raised in a different culture so she did not conform to the values of Corinth and did not easily accept that Jason married another woman. For the male audience, the evil deeds of Medea confirm their belief that women should be uneducated and kept at home. Medea was a divine character.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
When Ismene refused to help Antigone, Antigone was furious with Ismene’s betrayal and basically called her a traitor that she wanted nothing to do with, even though she most likely knew that Ismene was going to choose the state over her and their brother. Antigone was hoping her sister would choose family over the state, but Ismene didn’t and Antigone was still angry with her decision even though she must have know Ismene wasn’t going to choose her over the state, which was sort of
When Lucetta waits to meet Henchard and ran into Farfrae, she quickly agrees to start a love relationship with Farfrae despite that she did not really know him. Perhaps this is a depiction of how women were portrayed in the pre industrialist era in Victorian England; they were spontaneous and romantic, taking decisions without thinking it through. Lucetta seems as a person who lives recklessly and in accordance with the moment rather than planning. She seems rather childish. Lucetta and Farfrae have a good relationship until the town people know about her past relationship with Henchard and decide to expose them.
At the Governor's hall, Hester tried to convince the governor to let her keep her child. Dimmesdale found the Governor’s reasoning to take away their child unamiable. He took Hester’s side and said, “ God gave her the child” (Hawthorne 101) Dimmesdale stood up for her because he did not mant their child to be taken away from Hester. He trusted her. The child might had been what kept them together but no matter what, he defended her and their relationship never truly lost it’s connection.
Tom and Daisy are not right for each other. Tom knows that so he does what any unhappy man does when he is in a unhappy marriage, he has an affair. Once upon a time, Tom did love Daisy, he got married to her; but somewhere along the way, he lost interest in her and found himself wanting more. Tom has an affair with Myrtle Wilson, who is loved unconditionally by her very sweet and very hard working husband, George. The women in the relationship are not innocent either; Myrtle has an affair, but Daisy does things a little
Phaedra also states, “I cannot bear that I should be discovered a traitor to my husband and my children”(Hippolytus, 420-421) to make clear where her loyalties lie and to prove that she would never do anything that went against her family. Through these lines, Phaedra can be seen as a righteous person whose family means the most to her and she clearly wants nothing to do with Hippolytus
Antigone’s actions are motivated by her allegiance to her family, moral conscience, and religion amid Creon’s political injustice and tyranny. Antigone’s actions motivate her to demand Ismene to prove whether she is “a true sister or a traitor to your family” (26-27). Antigone maintains loyalty to her brother despite his actions which threatened Thebes. Her inability to bear the thought of her brother’s corpse being picked apart by animals and not being honored with proper funeral rites forces her to act. Antigone’s fierce allegiance to her family is laid bare as she is willing to sacrifice her life to honor her brother and defy the law in an act that she believes is morally just.
Pai is not to question her grandfathers authority or the tribes cultural beliefs and traditions. “Children are expected to strive for family goals and not engage in behaviors that might bring dishonor to the family” (Sue & Sue, 2016, p. 514). According to Pai’s grandfather, as a woman, she cannot be chief of the tribe even though she has a genuine love for her tribe and a deep desire to lead them. My reaction to the collectivism of the family was hard to watch. It is difficult or see Pai’s desires and Kono’s view of gender roles tear the family apart.
The Rocking Horse Winner, by D.H. Lawrence, is a short story about a young boy named Paul that gets addicting gambling because he believes it will win his mothers affection. The mother believes the only people that are lucky are those who have money. He believes that when rides his rocking horse he can accurately predict the winning race-horse. Paul places bets on winning horses and continually gets more and more addicted to winning the money. Anonymously, he sends a large amount of his continuous winnings to his mother.
Poverty deeply impacted Francie’s experiences as she matured, as it prevented her from having the nourishment that she needed. Her womanhood also brought difficulties that men were not faced with, resulting in Francie’s agonizing realization that her world was a man’s world. Her need for love as she grew was also influenced, because her parents, in truth, were not the guardians that she required. However, when faced with challenges, she persevered, and eventually achieved her dream of attending college. Francie’s story is one to be admired, for her determination to succeed, despite having the world turned against