"Medea" is a revolutionary tragic drama written by Euripides in 430 BC. The whole play focuses on Medea, a powerful and brave woman who is symbolising the women of ancient Greek. Her influence in Corinth reflects the male dominance in the Greek society. Her values are identical to a man's values thus she is considered as a contrast of Greek women who were suppressed by their men. She committed crimes which were barbarous yet she was able to leave behind a civilised message of women's rights and their respect.
The Odyssey by Homer bares a multitude of symbols, such as the sirens, Calypso, and Circe. However, in the story they are more than temptresses meant to lure Odysseus away from his task at hand with their alluring voices and beautiful visages. The mesmerizing women are personifications of the faults of men. When Odysseus succeeds in escaping their clutches it makes him more heroic because he doesn’t suffer from the flaws many others before him have died from. Calypso, the banished nymph of Ogygia kept Odysseus on her island for eight years due to her love for Odysseus.
Her conflict began when her father betroths her to a rich suitor (Grimm & Grimm, 1812b). She is portrayed to be cautious and suspicious of her betrothed and as we can see later in the tale, rightly so. “But the girl didn’t care for him as a girl should care for her betrothed, and she didn’t trust him. Whenever she looked at him or thought of him, her heart filled with dread” (Grimm & Grimm, 1812b, p.151). The characteristics associated with this bride are helpful for identifying her as the hero of the story, her caution and canniness led to the punishment of the villainous robber.
Evans exhibits Rosy’s initially ambitious and spoiled nature to be clashed with the dismal reality of the docile wife through acute attention to Rosy’s yielding mannerisms. For example, in the beginning, Rosy is eager to ask her father for money, assuming that being married will be no different from living off her parents. However, when Lydgate addresses that asking for money is not acceptable, Rosy is characteristics begin to fit into the stereotypical compliant wife when her “lips began to tremble and the tears welled up,”. Before realizing how flawed her marriage was, Rosy was a forward and strong-willed individual who usually attained her desires very easily. However, when faced with the equally strong-willed personality of her husband, Rosy retreats to a defeated and more morose character.
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.
This can result in men fighting over women showing the power women can have on men. Aphrodite has everlasting beauty which Ares cannot resist. Although Hephaestus is her husband, “Ares had showered [Aphrodite] with gifts and showered Hephaestus’ marriage bed with shame” (8.304-305). Hephaestus, angered by this, sets up a trap to catch them in bed together. Ares and Hephaestus fight over Aphrodite because of her glamor and beauty.
A shrewd woman, Bottom’s wife only appears in the film briefly, but when she does it is to disrupt Bottom’s fantasies and cast angry stares from the margins. By giving Bottom a wife, Hoffman humanizes the comical character. “Hoffman surely gives us Bottom’s shrewish wife to help us to see Bottom’s fantasies as understandable and likeable…. Even though he is a failed [socialite] at least he cuts a decent figure. Though he is an ass, he is a cute one” (Jones).
Furthermore, Feminist Criticism provides a better view of literature because it shows that women can be powerful. When Emilia finds out that her husband has been plotting an evil plan she says,” Tis proper I obey him, but not now”(Othello V.2.195). Emilia refuses to help her husband after she finds the cruel intentions he has despite the expectation of women always being submissive to their husbands. Women also have a voice and feelings, they are capable of defying their husbands commands when they know what he expects is simply wrong. In a literary article,The Role of Women in Othello: A Feminist Reading states that,” Society weighs heavily on the shoulders of women; they feel that they must support the men and defer to them, even if the actions of the men are questionable” (Literary Articles).
John “had recently married a wife whom he loved more than his life” (Chaucer, “The Miller’s Tale” 35-36). Since this carpenter is the most sentimentally involved with Alisoun, he ends up the most betrayed and embarrassed by her disloyalty. Conversely, Alisoun doesn’t give Absolom any reassurance that his infatuation is requited, so he does not fall into the trap of falling for her. Consequently, Absolom leaves the situation feeling rejected, but not truly dejected because his connection with Alisoun was only in his dreams. Meanwhile, Nicholas begs her for sex by yelling “sweetheart, love me right away or I’ll die, so help me God!” (Chaucer, “The Miller’s Tale” 94-95).
Hansel and Gretel were skillful and quick-witted in hunting those foul creatures. Despite the success in hunting, the siblings faced a new challenge, where an extremely, powerful grand witch named Muriel, was known to be the culprit in abducting the poor and helpless children from the old, large city of Augsburg. The witch hunters also found out that the children that were kidnapped will be used in an ancient magical ceremony where they will be sacrificed on the night of the Blood Moon. They also knew that the witches need twelve children for the sacrifice, but since they already kidnapped eleven, they only need one left. Muriel attacked Augsburg along with her other witch.
Daisy’s struggle between choosing love or safety highlights this theme. It highlights the theme of love, because throughout the book love is what keeps Daisy moving back and forth between Tom and Gatsby, she loved Tom, briefly, but she loves Gatsby and so it conflicts with her because she does love him, but she needs safety and security which Tom provides. Throughout the novel, Daisy sees herself moving back and forth between these two men because of love, “‘Oh, you want too much!’ she cried to Gatsby. ‘I love you now – isn 't that enough? I can 't help what 's past.’ She began to sob helplessly.