In the first section of the Odyssey, women are presented to us as controlled by the culture of the day, and it is only within that area that we can consider the way Odysseus provides women to be admired or despised throughout his journey. But he uses it through how they come upon him when meeting, for example disloyal woman. Melantho which is the maid servant of Penelope and Clytemnestra, who is the spouse of Agamemnon, are two of the main people that are completely disloyal. In the book, Melantho is presented as rude to Odysseus and Queen Penelope, she hides behind Penelope's back and consists of having a relationship with one of their suitors. In the end it didn’t go as planned for her, but she got killed along with the other suitors trying to save her lover.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare tells the tragic tale of of two teenagers, Romeo and Juliet, who fall in love despite their feuding families. At the end of the play, the star-crossed lovers take their lives, but that is not the only event that makes this play a tragedy. Along with the tragic ending, the banishment of Romeo, the forbidden love, and the deaths of several other beloved characters makes Romeo and Juliet a tragedy. One tragic event that occurs in Romeo and Juliet is when Romeo is exiled (Act III Scene II). At the beginning of the story, the Prince declares that the next time he catches a Montague fighting with a Capulet, they will be given the death penalty.
I 've got one word to describe that, stupid.Just thinking about someone falling in love and killing themselves at the age of 13 is just stupid to me. The Friar wasn’t strict enough to say no and the Capulets were too strict to let Juliet live her life with Romeo.If there is one thing I have learned from this story, it’s that you always want to meet your other half 's family. Especially once you
“Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word: Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee” – Lady Capulet (Act 3, Scene 5, Lines 129-130). Lady Capulet was an irresponsible mother who turned her back on her daughter when Juliet needed her the most. It seems very likely that Lady Capulet’s wedding was arranged by her family too and when Juliet rebels against this, she is against the kind of marriage her mother had. Lady Capulet is obedient to Juliet’s father and urges obedience from Juliet. Lord and Lady Capulet, although not directly killing Romeo and Juliet, prompted it from the
In the middle of the play “The farewell of Lancelot and Guinevere,” Sir Lancelot tries to convince Guinevere to marry him because King Arthur has died, but Guinevere replies with, “Nay, nay, it could not be” and proceeds to deny him constantly until he finally forfeits his efforts (Henderson). At this point of the play, Lancelot is begging Guinevere to marry him and she continues to refuse even though she is still in love with him. By refusing Guinevere demonstrates that she is an emotionally strong and independent woman which is what woman of the early 20th century were beginning to become. Although the women’s rights movement was in full swing at the time, women were still not looked at as strong and independent in the early 20th century, but women were in the process of becoming and convincing men that they were strong and independent. The differences of Guinevere between the two texts are also because of the writing styles of the
After a couple seconds, he told her that he loved her to and that he never wanted to lose her. Monessa gave up everything she had for love. The next day she realized that she had lost her powers. She later found out the gods didn’t let her keep her powers, because it wasn’t a good enough reason. The gods understood the meaning of loving someone as deeply as she did and that it will make you do crazy things just to keep them in your life but they decided no to let her keep her powers.
When Juliet’s parents tell her she must marry Paris, Juliet goes to Father Lawrence to get a potion that will allow her to avoid marriage to Paris; skeptical of its efficacy, she puts those doubts to rest when she pulls out her knife and says, “No, no, this shall forbid it”(4.3.24). With this declaration, Juliet shows her brave willingness to die to not be with Paris in order to only be with Romeo. Her bravery is more important because she still has doubts about everything that could go wrong with the potion, listing them all :“How if, when I am laid into the tomb/, I wake before the time that Romeo/ Come to redeem me?”(4.3.32). Due to her love for Romeo, facing these troubles, Juliet goes ahead with her plan and overcomes those fears due to her love for Romeo. Shakespeare’s portrayal of Juliet in this manner reverses traditional gender roles and by setting up a dramatic final scene in which Juliet makes the ultimate sacrifice for Romeo.
In my few, the tragedy is not her, it’s him, because he loses a big portion of his life. His new wife is dead with the king, and his children are dead as well, and Medea will not let him get near them, due to her maternal side. She turned his life into dust for the sake of her love and her children. If you read the play carefully, you can see that she truly loved her children, but it wasn’t enough to let Jason have them. One thing to not is that Medea in Euripides play had no magical powers until she was rescued by the god Helios, which is deemed that she turn into some sort of superhuman but she is just a betrayed woman with two good skills, cunning and poison (Knox 285).
The first myth is about Apollo and Daphne. In this myth Ovid describes Cupid’s revenge in the way that he sends two arrows. One arrow is tipped with gold and is designed to make people fall in love. The other one is tipped with lead and does the opposite. Cupid shoots Apollo with the first one, the one tipped with gold and Apollo falls in love with a nymph called Daphne.
Are Romeo and Juliet truly affectionate towards each other? How would know? Romeo and Juliet is about two “star crossed lovers” that are unable to meet under the circumstances of their parents. Juliet 's family, the Capulets have a strong hate towards Romeo 's family, the Montagues. Juliet is so in love with Romeo that when he finds her mistakenly dead he takes a deadly potion that kills him almost instantly.