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.
Ophelia and Hamlet were in love which in turn made it burdensome for her to forgive him for killing her father. Similarly to Hamlet, Ophelia went “mad” when her father was killed. Specifically, Gertrude said, “Her clothes spread wide, And, mermaid-like awhile they bore her up, Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds, As one incapable of her own distress Or like a creature native and endued Unto that element” (Hamlet 4.7.172-175). Ophelia had to be bored up because she couldn’t handle the distress that she was feeling. Ophelia’s madness was easily seen with her actions and appearance.
The Capulets forced Juliet to marry Paris, the constant fighting made them want to keep the marriage secret, and made Romeo and Juliet to scared to say anything. A big reason is the parents are pressuring Juliet with a marriage she doesn 't even want to do. “if you don 't act like my daughter you can beg starve and die in the streets”. Act 3 scene 5 line 193. This shows how much pressure is on her making her freak out and fear she must do something and fast leading to a series of unfortunate events.
Pat keeps insisting that’s normal. Pat meets this woman named Tiffany also has a lot of trouble. Her husband was killed, and after that she started living a lifestyle were she slept with a lot of guys because she blamed herself for her husbands death. With tiffany, it seems that Pat finds someone who first of all challenges him but also accepts him for who he is. Their relationship starts out a bit misleading because they fight like hell and we don’t see how the to of them could be friends.
She is apparently quiet after her boyfriend has told her he do not want children. She is actually shattered and she murders her children. It seems a little exaggerated, but it is a consequence of all the situations she has repressed during her life. As Cixous explains ‘’every woman has known the torment of getting up to speak: a double distress.’’(Cixous, p. 351) It is necessary that women must speak up their minds, the female’s character in Love, forever is a victim of a patriarchal society that defines women’s expected
SVU dedicated an episode to domestic relationships and it was an episode that can be very life changing. In the episode a girl was in love with a singer and the singer was very abusive. He had cause the girl to be in the hospital often. The detectives tried to tell her to break up with the guy , but she was too in love. She eventually was found dead due to domestic
Most notably, talk show host Oprah had a tumultuous childhood. She was originally raised by her maternal grandmother on a farm but was later sent to live with her mother at the age of six. Oprah’s mother was frequently out of the house, working, and Oprah was frequently left alone with her siblings. At the tender age of nine, a male cousin who raped Oprah, sparking years of sexual abuse from other male family members and friends. Oprah noted in an interview with Redbook that because of the abuse, she “still carried the shame, and I unconsciously blamed myself for those men 's acts” (“Winfrey, Oprah”).
Abstract: Both the authors George Eliot and Sam Shepard have created women characters with certain flaws in them. Though centuries apart, their characters especially women have displayed some immoral act that has brought shame to their families and the society. Hetty Sorrel in Adam Bede ends up committing the act of infanticide due to immaturity and lack of guidance while on the other hand Halie in Buried Child is a modern woman who enters into an incestuous act with her son, that results in the murder of the infant that had been just born. Eliot has embodied the personality of Hetty born out of a chasm of insignificance to a place of significance with the aid of an unlawful relation with someone of a superior rank. Hetty eventually gains maturity at the time of her pregnancy.
Mukundan’s mother is a victim of male cruelty and rejection. Her sufferings are revealed through Mukundan’s thoughts, dreams and hallucinations and they are so vivid and powerful that his very existence is shaken by such haunting thoughts. The inability and indifference of the younger generation, on whom women place their hopes to challenge physical and psychological abuses of the powerful, shatter them. The last words of his suffering mother, “Take me with you, son. I am so unhappy here” (TBM 31) haunt him
Alaska suffers because of her mothers’ death. She blames herself for her mother death which leads eh to suffering because she is destroying herself over it. But the biggest suffering comes when Alaska dies, The Colonel and Miles are torn up from it, they can barely walk because of the pain. However, they find a way to cope with the pain. Alaska talks about suffering when she was alive, she says, “But there 's always suffering, Pudge.