In Titus Andronicus, Titus sacrifices a child’s life for his own dead sons. This shows that in both plays a psychotic character chooses death and hatred over any other sensible act. Titus expresses how blood and revenge are the only two things he focuses on in the play, just like Madea. Madea seeks revenge on Jason and kills her children including Jason’s new royalty bride. She goes through with the act of killing Jason's new bride - Medea's children bring her a poisoned gown, which also ends up killing the King of Corinth.
This would describe the main character in the Greek theatre play, Medea, which is also the character’s name. This play is widely known for the interesting way that Medea’s personality is painted throughout the story, and the way that she took vengeance by killing others in the process. In this story, Medea meets her husband for the very first time, and falls in love with him due to Cupid’s arrow, and for his sake in retrieving the Golden Fleece, she kills her own sibling and father. While she is distraught, she is willing to leave behind her fatherland for his sake, and they return to Greece to get married. However, after a couple of years being wedded, her husband marries another princess.
Screams were heard and Clytemnestra went to its origins, wielding the same axe she used on Agamemnon, to find Aegisthus dead and his son Orestes—alive and intent to kill her. She pleaded for her life making Orestes hesitate and seek counsel from Pylades but killed her afterwards. The palace doors open to Orestes standing over the bodies of the previous rulers of the
In the text, women are prone to treachery, betrayal, violence, jealousy, and wickedness, presenting at times mortal danger to the male protagonists. One of the most extreme manifestations of this belief occurs in the Tale of the Enchanted King, during which a brutal dispute between the King and his wife over the wife’s adultery results in the virtual destruction of the kingdom. His wife, “with [her] magic and cunning,” hexes the King into half stone and half man to avenge her lover, a slave who the King attempted and narrowly failed to behead (601). Each morning, his wife strips him naked and mercilessly whips him, uncaring of her husband’s “deafening and enervating cries that deprive [the fisherman’s king] of sleep,” then tends to her vegetative lover (603). The wife is therefore portrayed as a purely wretched woman, “the dirtiest of whores and filthiest of all venal women,” whose cruelty knows no bounds (601).
(Sophocles, line 47). Ismene is the strongest representation of society opposing Antigone. She has a strong, negative reaction at Antigone 's goal of disobedience, and this is how the rest of society would likely react, too. Despite receiving disapproval from her sister, Antigone completes the burial of her brother and is quickly caught for her crime. Antigone is sentenced to death by the king, her ultimate consequence, so she instead kills herself to strip society 's power.
Poor Pentheus was toyed and tinkered with until his very last breath by none other than his own cousin, Dionysus. His choice, as king of Thebes, to repress the all-powerful god not only lost him his kingdom, but ultimately his life. The Bacchae of Euripides is a true battle between the strength of a king and the power of a god. Dionysus showed no mercy, and his power destroyed a family. He sought revenge, and revenge he got.
At the start of the play she speaks harshly to the Furies because they are asleep and tells them to “wither him [Orestes] in your wind,after him, hunt him down once more, and shrivel him in your vitals’ heat and flame.” Even in death she can’t let her grudges go, even against her own kin. As much as Clytemnestra tries to look like a loving mother in The Libation Bearers and a supporter of peace in Agamemnon by telling the chorus “enough with the bloodshed” we see how selfish and evil she truly
In this play the main themes include revenge, justice, deceit and fate, Clytemnestra kills her husband as revenge for sacrificing their daughter and his infidelity, while ironically she also was having an affair, she feels her actions are justified and the chorus of elders are swayed to believing her so many ethical strands have become tangled by the tragic history of the family of Atreus. The next play in the trilogy, the libation bearers, takes place about seven years after the events in agamemnon, orestes the exiled son agamemnon has returned ins secret by the commandment of Apollo, he comes back with vengeance as his sole purpose, Apollo’s oracle tells him that if he doesn’t carry out this quest, he will be served horrible punishments. The play opens with orestes and his friend pylades, son of king of Phocis, at the grave of agamemnon, where orestes was paying homage to his deceased father when he hears footsteps approaching, he hides at first but after he finds out its his embittered sister Electra and the chorus of slave women. Clytemnestra sent them to pour libations on Agamemnon’s grave to make amends because she had a dream in which she gave birth to a serpent that she breast-fed but the serpent drew blood along with the milk, this caused her to panic and see it as a possible wrath of the gods, orestes interprets the dream as him been the serpent that will bring about his mother’s demise. In this play the main theme is vengeance, intrigue and justice, Apollo sends
Pandora is the story that indicates women as a source of justice in Hesiod’s perspective. Pandora is the mortal female who sent by the god “Zeus” to punish humans. Zeus was anger when seeing people not giving him honor, so he sent a beautiful girl with a jar full of evil, sickness, and death. Once she opened the jar, mortality was disappeared. Through this example, we can conclude that Hesiod illustrates that Pandora herself has strength, a mind, and a voice letting her bring evils for humanity.
However, goddess Hera made Hercules crazy and according to the myth, he threw Iphitus over the city wall. When Hercules understood what he have done, for forgiveness placed himself under the queen Omphale of Lydia. For punishment, Omphale forced him to wear wear women 's clothes and make women 's work. The queen Omphale also took the opportunity to