Once she hears Hero talking about how Benedick is in love with her she opens herself to the sensitivitis and weaknesses of love. Unlike Hero who is will do anything her father asks and will agree to an arranged marraige to marry anybody that her father picks, Beatrice refuses to marry because she feels that she has not found the perfect man for her? While Hero is willing to have a controlling husband, Beatrice shows that she wants to have her own and answer to no man. She 's not having that. Her favorite target is Benedick, with whom she has something of a history, to the extent that she exercises her talent for mocking him on the poor unsuspecting messenger and takes the first opportunity to needle him once he arrives.
Analysis of Haemon’s Argument 1. Haemon believes that Antigone should not be killed, because the citizens of Thebes were against her death. Furthermore, Antigone was Haemon’s fiancee. This is shown when Haemon says to Creon, “The whole city of Thebes denys [Antigone as a traitor]” (Sophocles, 820). Haemon believes that Creon should listen to the people, thus he supports the citizens opinion.
Antigone believed that women were equal or superior to men, while Creon believed women were inferior to men. Creon’s tragic flaw was revealed when Antigone disregarded his law and buried her brother. He was infuriated to discover that he had been defied by a woman. Creon’s tragic flaw was his pride and how he believed he was superior to everyone around him. He demonstrated this again when he
To accept the premise of the second meaning is to undermine Antigone’s commentary on authority and dissent. Antigone as her brother’s lover has no moral or thematic point, and it means that Antigone is listening to her own personal desires rather than following a mandate from the Gods or fulfilling a sister’s role in Greek society at the time. In essence, it invalidates the point of the debate between the mortal and godly laws and it paints Antigone as a weak character motivated by a man, which is an altogether too familiar narrative that lacks the depth of the real message of the play. Antigone as a feminist hero shows the potential for everyday people to stand up to authority in order to hold them to the standard of a more just cause; a higher power even mortal humans must answer to. Whether this is interpreted as God, Gods, natural laws or unalienable rights, there is always a greater power that we hold our leaders
In the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Antigone rightfully decides to bury her brother, Polynices, but when the king, Creon, finds out, she does not repent for her actions. She is a woman that stands for what she thinks is right, which in this case is that Creon is wrong for condemning the burial of her brother. She shows braveness with her actions because not all people have the courage to risk their own lives so that their brother can rest in peace. For instance, Ismene states "What? You 'd bury him – when a law forbids the city?"
Some people can just be impossible to argue with. Agree with them and they are fine people, otherwise, they are some of the most annoying people ever found. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird Aunt Alexandra is one of those people. She is the aunt of the main character, the tomboyish girl named Scout Finch. They never agree, Aunt Alexandra stubbornly bosses Scout on her tomboyish ways and confidently speaks about how she needs to be more lady-like.
Using her race, gender, and class to her advantage, even though these might appear as weaknesses at first glance. In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, the character Mayella was not a good character, but she was a great one. Even though it was a terrible situation, Mayella still took the opportunity to make the best out of it. Eventually, Mayella obtains what she wants, even at the cost of Tom Robinson and Bob Ewell, making Mayella a stone cold character who will do anything as long as her desires are what come first and
During Myrtle and Tom’s argument, he breaks her nose for the sole purpose of sending her the message that as long as she continues to have an affair with him, her feminine power will not be tolerated by him. Myrtle is accustomed to living an underprivileged life where feminine power engulfs her, but Tom is too egotistical to allow Myrtle to speak with such authority to him. Similarly, Gatsby’s need for assurance from Daisy pressures her into revealing to Tom that she never loved him (Fitzgerald 132). Deep down, Daisy knows that she truly did love Tom once, but Gatsby’s assertiveness and persistence drives her over the edge to telling Tom that what the two of them shared meant nothing to her. Daisy’s attribute of being a pushover is revealed immensely because she refuses to stand up for herself.
Helena is in love with Demetrius even though she knows that he does not love her back, yet she still continues to fight for him. “Fie, Demetrius! Your wrongs do set a scandal on my sex. We cannot fight for love, as men may do. We should be wooed and were not made to woo.” (2.1.245-249) Here, Helena is pointing out that although it isn’t socially acceptable for women when it comes to love, she really doesn’t care.
When Katherina’s father says that she must marry before her sister, Katharina asks if her father will “make a stale of me amongst these mates.” Her contempt for Bianca’s suiters is bold, it is not unreasonable; nor are her objections to being objectified at the hands of these men. Later, she expresses her frustration with her lack of autonomy saying “as though, belike I knew not what to take and what to leave? Ha!” Katharina’s father, and later her husband Petruchio do not listen to her wishes or allow her to speak her mind. During a disagreement about a cap between Petruchio and Katharina she says “Why, sir I trust I may have leave to speak, and speak I will. I am no child, no babe” (4.3,32) Unlike her sister Bianca who demonstrates “mild behavior and sobriety” (1.1,10) Katharina is outspoken and expresses her discontent.
Even after she diminishes the severity of Zeus’s decree, Poseidon defies the parameters set and strengthens certain warriors as an act of vengeance towards the Trojan army. He disregards the decision made by Athena, disregards the words of wisdom imparted upon all of the Gods, and instead takes matters into his own hands. Because he fails to respect the boundaries created to lessen their participation in the war, he strengthens the idea that female Gods are not considered equal to their male counterparts when deciding course of action. Although he supports the same side that Athena and Hera are on, he is symbolic of the male population’s disrespect and impertinence towards the female
She asks her sister, “Shall we not perish wretchedest of all, / If in defiance of the law we cross / A monarch 's will?” (_Antigone). Even when compared with the dishonorable deaths of her family members, Ismene believes that going against the will of a monarch is worse. Ismene is the polar opposite of Antigone, she is complacent and law abiding where Antigone defies the law in accordance with her own values. This has taught her that she and Antigone are “weak women, [...], Not framed by nature to contend with men” (_Antigone). As the case of Ismene shows, faith in law, and the following the societal expectations, creates someone who is largely complacent.