Love is parasitic. Oftentimes perceived positively, it silently renders its host subservient to lust, irrationality, anger, and vengeance. The manipulative Greek sorceress Medea falls victim to this curse in Euripides’ tragedy Medea, where after falling deeply in love, her husband Jason leaves her for another woman. Heartbroken, she goes on a murderous crusade to exact her revenge that even results in the death of her children. Aspects of Medea’s quest are apparent in the relationships in Jesmyn Ward’s coming of age novel centered around Hurricane Katrina, Salvage the Bones.
Considered to be Lope’s finest tragedy, El castigo sin venganza tells the story of the beautiful Casandra. Recently married to the Duke of Ferrara, who mistreats, ignores, and insults her by pursuing other women. After the Duke receives a command from the Pope that he must go to Rome, he leaves his illegitimate son Federico in charge of the dukedom. Casandra and Fredrico fall passionately in love, an incestuous and adulterous affair develops. When the Duke learns of it, he contrives a cunning plan to have them both killed under false pretenses, enacting a punishment without public knowledge of his revenge.
Overcome by lust and his sense of his own power, he rapes her. The court is scandalized by the crime and decrees that the knight should be put to death by decapitation. However, Arthur’s queen and other ladies of the court intercede on his behalf and ask the king to give him one chance to save his own life. Arthur, wisely obedient to wifely counsel, grants their request. The queen presents the knight with the following challenge: if, within one year, he can discover what women want most in
The first time Raskolnikov visits Sonia at her apartment, he is quite rude to her. After he murdered Lizaveta and Aliona, he became a miserable criminal, and that is what he labeled Sonia as. He said, “You live in this muck that you hate… Wouldn’t it have been better, a thousand times more ‘right’--and more clever, too--if you’d gone and jumped in the river and ended everything at once!” (315). Sonia thought many times of killing herself, so she understood his cruel suggestion. However, this may seem contradictory of the previous statement of his dependency on Sonia, but it appears this was Raskolnikov finding an outlet for the misery he created for himself, and Sonia knew that Raskolnikov was “terribly, infinitely unhappy” (321).
Eventually goblet of poisoned wine is handed to Qing Nu who dies on stage. Emperor learns about the conspiracy against him and commits suicide by drinking the rest of the poison. The brother of Qing Nu, attacks the Empress, but is interrupted by the Prince and then stabbed. Unfortunately Prince Wu Luan dies poisoned by the blade of the opponent and the Empress is the only survivor of the murderous banquet. As far as the personality of this female character is concerned she is nothing like the quiet and obedient Gertrude.
For this purpose, Dionysus has compelled Agave and all the womenfolk of Thebe making them escape to the mount where they walk about in a frenzy, trying the apparel of the proper Dionysian believers. Agave’s aberrations send her in her insanity to assassinate her own child, and so she turns out to be the target of the same deity she worships in her insanity to revere Dionysus. In the finish, everyone fails because the sense of balance was not sustained but dappled into extremism on
She even asks Cornwall to pluck the other eye as well. Furthermore, she shows herself being capable to kill someone, when the servant attacks Cornwall she kills him. We can add to the list of her cruelties two more instances, when she enjoys causing the old Gloucester pain by telling him that it was Edmund who betrayed him by showing them the letter and lastly throwing him out of the castle blinded. However, like her sister she falls for Edmund too, when Edmund wins the battle against the French she calls him “lord and master”, like he is only hers. She dies as Goneril poisons her as she learns that she is plotting with Edmund against
The Canterbury Tales is Geoffrey Chaucer’s most famous, celebrated and studied work. The praise come from its complexity and the elaboration of a group of tales within a story itself, creating ‘a layered narrative’ (Treharne 93). As a consequence, there are numerous characters: the pilgrims, who are the narrators of the tales, and those from the tales themselves. Both groups of characters have had many researches done about them, especially those who are more complex and illustrative of a specific ideology. One of those very discussed characters is the female pilgrim, Alisoun, or as she is commonly known, the Wife of Bath.
Myths & Mythology in Salman Rushdie’s Mid Nights Children M.Vanisree Associate Professor, Department of English, S.V Engineering College for Women, Tirupati. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Salman Rushdie is a cosmopolitan and an international writer. He profoundly belongs to different cultures. Both his lineage as well as the country is somewhat disputed. The same reflects in his novels i.e., existential dilemmas of the individual.
This story happens on a world in the middle of a big war. The Demon Queen, the last survivor of her specie, gave start to her plan of domination. Cities, villages and even kingdoms fell on her hands. She left a trail of chaos and despair whenever her army went. As the kingdoms started to wonder how to deal with her, she kidnapped the princess of the biggest kingdom in the region.