Here, again, her human and flawed side is shown by Euripides. Unlike that of Euripies, Seneca’s Medea is sent exile without her children and he presents her murder of children as the pure brutality to satisfy and strenghten her vengeance. Medea has that idea of killing her children when Jason refuses to allow her to take children with her and thus she realizes how much Jason loves them. So she thinks that his great love for his children can bring him great pain with their
She hates Solange because she reminded her of their position, of their reality. Though she is the favoured one between the 2 sisters, she is more venomous in her hatred for her Mistress as she really tried her best to make the mistress drink the poison tea. At the end of the play, she wanted to die as the mistress so she can die free in her fantasy world and can break her sister out from servitude by making her a criminal. The Mistress Age: Late
Furthermore, the irregularity of Medea’s situation stems from another characteristic of the play. Such feature is the intensity of her revenge. Medea’s reaction to Jason’s betrayal goes above and beyond readers’ expectations. It fixates them in a state of shock and consternation. Medea’s choice of killing her children in her own home is a very heartless, harmful decision that would impose unlimited pain on both her and Jason.
Cursed sons, and a mother for cursing! Death take you all – you and your father” (Euripides 20). Her irrational decision is caused by the misery she is in, and it overrules her rational thinking. The threatening tone she gives her children helps illustrate the fact that she plans to have death take her children & Jason, due to Jason’s betrayal to her. Even her children are endangered due to her irate state of mind.
Laïsa does not tell Georges who his father is because she fears Alfred would kill his son to protect his image. Georges marries a beautiful girl named, Zélie. Alfred tries to repeat what he did with Zélie as he did with Laïsa in the past, but Zélie fights him off. Alfred falls and hits his head causing blood to spur. By the Code Noir, Zélie will have to accept her fate, which is death because she struck her master, Alfred.
Her anguish and anger was relatable by the audience because her sorrow and grief symbolises an average woman of her time who would have reacted in a similar way after a loss of her husband. However she transforms herself into an evil master mind and labels her husband and his new wife as her enemy. Her pursuit of revenge and will of making 'corpses of three of her enemies' flips the whole scenario as well as her characteristics. By this time she becomes a distinct character and no longer remains a typical woman. This clearly shows the hidden strength of a woman which was suppressed by men.
Phaedra and Medea The women of Euripides are sympathetic victims of the patriarchy. From the start of both plays it is clear that Phaedra from Hippolytus and Medea from Medea by Euripides are both fated to be victims because their actions, though cruel, are simply reactions to the injustices they have been subject to and occur as a result of the lack of power among women and the subsequent actions of women that can arise from oppression. Both women cause severe pain to their husbands and children in order to preserve themselves. Moreover, Phaedra and Medea are complex and well-developed characters, antithetical to the ideal Greek woman, that utilize their small amount of power in unexpected ways with dramatic consequences. The theme of women being helpless, having little power and being bound to maternal chains is established early on in Hippolytus.
The Transformation of Lady Macbeth Shakespeare’s Macbeth demonstrates how Lady Macbeth becomes less and less bloodthirsty after the murder of Duncan due to her humane qualities that allow her to feel guilt. Lady Macbeth transforms from a selfish murder-focused accomplice to a woman opposed to the murder of innocent people. Ultimately, she becomes a sleepwalker, consumed by her own guilt. After reading the letter from Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is bloodthirsty and obsessed with planning the murder of Duncan. She immediately starts plotting, with no second thoughts about the severity of what she is doing.
The tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet are mainly the fault oh Juliet herself. Although several other factors play a role, ultimately Juliet has to take responsibility for her own actions. Her parents are unreasonable for perpetuating the feud between the families and for trying to force Juliet to marry a man she didn’t love. Romeo was immature and hot headed and got himself banished from Verona for killing Tybalt. Friar Lawrence had the brilliant idea to mix a fake poison for a thirteen year old child in order to help her lie to everyone she loved.
Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions. Topic Sentence: To begin, Medea’s lets her emotions overcome her when Jason leaves her to marry Glauce the daughter of King Creon. Context #1 (1-2): Jason has just abandoned Medea and his two children for Glauce in attempt to greater his wealth and status. Medea questions herself if she was a good wife to him that he would leave her for a princess: Quote #1 (Varies): “What shall I do? If only I were dead!..