What is worth mentioning in Sophocles’ play is that he not only showed the weak side of women but also the strong ones. For example, Ismene is the traditional role of women in ancient Greek—coward, fear of men power and feeble. For Ismene, "we must remember we were born women, not meant to strive with men" (Antigone). She even chose to die with Antigone while hearing her sentence, for she was afraid that she would be alone, she could not be able to fight against Creon, this men-dominant society. In contrast, her sister Antigone presents the “women power”.
She is a woman who feels complete around a man. Based on Knox insight, Medea, regardless of her power, her destiny is to marry, bear and raised children, and go where her husband goes, subordinate her life to his, because all she has is her children and husband, but when Jason betrays her, she dedicates her force of that intellect and energy turning it all against him (Knox 292). We should be against her ideals, but the fact is that she devoted her life for Jason, often making difficult decisions and denying opportunities she had just to have her time and energy be wasted on Jason. It the sole reason why she turns against him. In my few, the tragedy is not her, it’s him, because he loses a big portion of his life.
Athena - she is considered as the daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom, purposeful battle, and the womanly arts. Athena assists Odysseus and Telemachus with divine powers throughout the epic, and she speaks up for them in the councils of the gods on Mount Olympus. Without Athena, odysseus would probably not be in the story anymore. Without Athena’s help, Odysseus could have been hurt by the unfriendly (toward foreigners) Phaeacians. But thanks to Athena, he was fine.
The Epic Battle Between Link and Athena! What defines a hero? Is it the way they are born, the way they act or, the way they look?Athena appears to be the goddess of war and link is a very important character from a game called legend of zelda. Athene from the Odyssey is a great goddess but link from the Legend of Zelda makes a better hero than Athena will ever be. In the odyssey many my think that Athena is caring, wise, strong but she really like that to a few people.To start off,Athene is caring in the odyssey.
The women of Sparta were known for their boldness because they could bear children, were capable of being strong, and were loyal to the work they did, that is also why Spartan women got respect from their husbands and other males living in Sparta, they were not treated/counted as slaves like the Athenian women. The women of Sparta would treat Helots (slaves) badly, because that was their personality in ancient Sparta. Nowadays, most women would not have done what they did, mainly because the Athenian culture influenced more than the Spartan culture
Akhilleus possessed these qualities, while the antagonist, Agamemnon, was lacking the field of leadership and of being a warrior. The author did this so that the Greeks would imitate Akhilleus who was a strong, clever warrior and not Agamemnon who was inferior to Akhilleus in many ways. Akhilleus did not become strong through suffering and hard work, but instead, he was born with it because her mother was a goddess. He had everything he needed, power, fame, and a high position in the Akhaian Army. The Iliad’s conflict was the war between the Akhaians and the Trojans, while the secondary conflict was between Akhilleus and Agamemnon.
Demeter, the goddess of fertile, green earth was the daughter of two of the titans, Cronus and Rhea (Freeman 69-70). She was an Olympian along with her brother Zeus and the two eventually they had a daughter together named Persephone (Encyclopedia Mythica). In works of art, Demeter is frequently shown melancholy and thoughtful (Encyclopedia Mythica). She is commonly referred to in the myth where Persephone is kidnapped and the myth in which she becomes the nurse for the King of Eleusis's children. Demeter is a notable figure in Greek mythology.
Even though Charlotte was not the most beautiful woman, she found abundant success in her talents. The Victorian era placed a woman’s value in how much money and beauty she possessed. In Charlotte Bronte’s coming of age novel, Jane Eyre, outward beauty deceives as it ironically represents a true evil in oneself. The beautiful Reed family, who resides at Gateshead, has cruel hearts as they boast about their luxuries as they deny them to their “outsider” blood. Even though Mrs. Reed promised her deceased husband that she would care for Jane as if she was one of her own children, Mrs. Reed encourages everyone in the house to never hesitate to tell Jane that she is a
Greek goddesses are usually seen as attractive women with wisdom that led Greek heroes to their victory, demonstrating how The Greek valued appearance so highly. Then there is Medusa, a beautiful woman turned ugly by disloyalty to Athena; and is now the absolute embodiment of ugliness; ugliness, being a capital punishment shows how important of outward appearance is in Greek culture. As stated on “Medusa”, Medusa and her three sisters were born by the Sea god Phorcys and Ceto, Phorcys’ sister. According to Theio.com Medusa was related to two other sisters and are collectively called the Gorgons. Medusa was mortal, while the less famous duo ,Stheno and Euryale, were immortal; Medusa was not.
The final acknowledgement of this change manifested when it came time for her father to slaughter Flora, who was an energetic horse that had been confine by her father waiting for him to need meat for the foxes. Rebelling against what she knew was coming; Flora escaped the coral and ran towards the narrator and the gate. Instead of obeying her father’s shout to secure the gate, the narrator opened the gate to let Flora escape the farm in the way she always wanted to. Then, when she thought she would be punished for defying her father, he made the ultimate declaration by absolving her of her actions as he stated “Shes’ only a girl” (p. 412). This simple statement meant she would not be punished for not closing the gate, but in actuality it was condemning her to a life of imprisonment in the house as a