Ophelia’s madness was easily seen with her actions and appearance. Her madness stemmed from Hamlet’s killing of her father, and Hamlet’s madness came from the death of his father. When Ophelia found out about Polonius’s death, she sang, “He is dead and gone, lady, He is dead and gone, At his head a grass-green turf, At his heels a stone. Oh, ho!” (Hamlet 4.5.25-26). Ophelia’s insane tune convinced the King and Queen that she was mad.
Nero’s qualities had frightened everybody. He wanted to kill those who thought may be better that him. During his rule, Nero murdered his own mother, Agrippina the younger, his first wife, Octavia, and allegedly, his second wife, Poppaea Sabina. In 59 AD, Nero’s mistress suggested to kill his mother. The reason why he got his mother killed was because she was plotting to kill him.
From the start, one sees Dionysus, as anyone but Dionysus- he is the “son of Winejar”, disguised as Heracles, changing places with his servant Xanthias, but by the end of the play, he has not only regained his identity but also celebrated for the God that he is. Dionysus, at the beginning of the play, would not have sided with traditionalists, he did not seem to know or care much about old virtues, but the disillusionment does take place finally. In Dionysus’ sudden decision of choosing
Both throughout are known to be in some form; good, but like all gods and goddesses of Greek mythology, they too had a bad side. Apollo had been like his father and fell in love with many women which resulted in many children. Apollo had one lover who had crossed him and as she was pregnant with Apollo’s son, went back to her old lover. He could not bring himself to kill the mother of his unborn child so he had his sister Artemis do it for him, and that's exactly what she did. Artemis shot her with her bow and arrow.
This caused Medea to be vengeful and go out on a rampage. Not only did this hurt Jason, but it also hurt the Corinthian king,his daughter and many more. Medea felt justified in her homicidal acts because she had given up so much to be with Jason. Medea’s nurse explained how the main character abandoned her life for a man she believed she loved, “Sometimes she turns to look away, to call out for her father, her country and home: all abandoned and betrayed for a man who now abandons her, betrays her honor and her love. She has learned the hard way what it is to be an exile to had given up everything” ( lines 29-36.)
Wait a little, keep very still, all you three! Oh foolish people, who killed my Nag!” She loved Nag as much as a cobra could love anyone. Darzee’s wife flew to Nagaina and said “the boy broke my leg with a rock” When Darzee’s wife said this, all Nag had to say was, “Well! Then it may be some consolation to you to know when I’m done with you, I’ll settle accounts with the boy.” Lastly, Nagaina was dangerous. She said while she went to kill Teddy, “If you move I strike, If you don’t move, I strike.” This proves that Nagaina was cruel and she knew it.
The girl who had won Philip Pirrip’s heart; the insulting girl who had treated Philip Pirrip badly; the girl who was taught to torment men and break their hearts at the age of three. It was me, Estella Havisham, who was adopted by Miss Havisham, the manic woman who was jilted by her fiancé right before her wedding. Because of being jilted, now she hates all the men in the world and decided to take revenge. She adopted me and told me to break all the hearts of the men in the world. When I was three years old, she started to teach me of how to be a cruel and cold lady.
Also Phoebe made Sal believe Mrs. Cadaver killed her husband, how her voice sounded like dead leaves, and how her hair was wild. Sal believed this with all of her heart and made her dislike Mrs. Cadaver the most she has ever hated someone before. Then at the end of the book Sal talks to Mrs. Cadaver about her mother. Mrs. Cadaver tells Sal everything. When Sal finds out she finally understands why her dad and Mrs. Cadaver have a special kind of relationship.
Volumnia, being so highly proud over her son being a soldier, when people of Rome banish him, her pride is injured and her motherly soul appears and her feminine nature manifests itself. Her feelings as a mother overcome her feelings as soldier such her patriotism. Being her son banished, she cries out about this, not only because her pride is humiliated, but because her own son is being humiliated. Thus, she blames and curses Rome and its citizens saying: “Now the red pestilence strike all trades in Rome, And occupations perish!” (4. 1.
In Euripides’ text The Medea, Medea can easily be painted as the villian. She is a woman who killed her own children in an attempt to spite her husband. But, by examining the text, we can see that she deserves some sympathy. She has little to no control over her own life and has to rely on the will of men. And as a foreigner in Corinth abandoned by her husband, she faces even more challenges than the native women of Corinth did.
Due to this Leto had to give birth to the twins on a floating island that was above ground and hidden from sunlight. ("Artemis") Apollo and Artemis defended their mother when a woman named Niobe challenged her honor. Niobe had six sons and six daughters and boasted that her offspring outshone those of Leto. Leto did not stand for this and sent her children to get vengeance. Apollo and Artemis took it upon themselves to shoot and kill all of Niobe 's children with their arrows out of dignity for their mother.