As the two sisters fight over who loves their father more, they demonstrate to the audience that they are selfish and manipulative. They take advantage of their father’s old age and use their words to get gain for themselves. They do the exact opposite of what daughters are supposed to do during those times. “The representation of patriarchal misogyny is most obvious in the treatment of Goneril and Regan...Goneril’s and Regan’s treatment of their father...is seen...as a fundamental violation of human nature” (Bruce). God was most powerful, followed by men, who were followed by women.
Only shortly thereafter does a vengeful wave hit her. As she speaks with Agememnon, she speaks of the revenge she seeks- "Revenge is what I want- / I 'd slave my whole life for it" (722-723). For killing her son, and even further, for selfish reasons, revenge on Polymestor is the only option Hekabe sees fit. Both of the previous instances flash us a hint of Hekabe 's true colors. She is brave, keen, and a bit conniving- but through it all, though we may not firsthand experience a mother 's love, we understand it, and in this moment we root for Hekabe and her revenge, because we can only imagine the grief and distress that Polymestor has caused her by taking her last remaining son.
As they shoot her family, she almost does not care but is trying to save her own life. She claims that he is a good man, “”Listen,” the grandmother almost screamed I know you’re a good man. You don’t look a bit like you have common blood. I know you must come from a nice family” (O’Connor, 477), but he is the farthest thing from a good man. He kills people and commits serious crimes.
This is a feminine and bloody space that speaks of the mysteries of the female body, the monsters: the fear men have of what lurks within. When Grendel’s Mother battles with Beowulf, she attempts to penetrate him with her claws; she pinions him to the ground, the female mounting the male, an inversion of male sexual violence towards women. There is no mention of Grendel’s father, though she is called a descendent of Cain, could she be the self-propagating primordial mother, another anathema to the phallic centric world of Beowulf and one which must be contained for the male order to
“Avenger” (1257), “monstrous hell-bride” (1259), and “savage” (1504) are just some of the names the poet used. Although, she takes an eye for an eye by taking one of the “retainers in a tight hold” (1294-1295) to then fleeing and eventually killing the great warrior, Beowulf contradicts this vengeful act. Beowulf explains to Hrothgar, “Wise sir, do not grieve. It is always better to avenge dear ones than to indulge in mourning” (1384-1385). However, this is exactly what Grendel’s mother does.
Thirdly, the theme appears when Peter Van Houten speaks with Hazel and explains how his grief about his daughter’s death revealed his true self. Peter’s daughter’s death was a part of his life and ruined him, so in order for Hazel to live her best life she cannot give up because Gus is dead. Hazel must conquer her fear of death to then live her best life. Only when Hazel lives her best life can she be ready to
However, the hardened warrior soon finds himself falling for the supposedly evil lady who arouses passions and desires he thought he had long conquered. Lady Brenna knows that she cannot let a cold and battle hardened highlander take away freedom – not when she has fought so hard and endured so many hardships to get to this point. She will do anything in her power to ensure the freedom and safety of her children from any moody highlander. However, while she has sworn to protect her children, she fails to protect her heart at the warriors kisses make her weak. She seems to forget every vow to keep her heart and changes all her beliefs about love when he touches
Lady Macbeth’s cruel and dark natures carried her through even though she wasn't happy. She couldn’t keep her hands clean, planning and executing the king's murder with her husband. At times she was showed as weak, it was portrayed as evil intentions. As said all humans are capable of anything, compassion, and great
This does not include the fact that she lead Gatsby on throughout the whole entire book. Gatsby gained feelings for this women that only wanted to get revenge on her husband. This action by Daisy is disgusting in the way that Gatsby loved this women so much that he was willing to die for her but all Daisy wanted was revenge on Tom for what he had did to her. Leading someone on, especially to the extent that Daisy does is utterly disrespectful. Daisy knows how in love Gatsby was for her and yet claims that she is in love with Gatsby also but is using him to get back at Tom.
In the time of tragedy, an individual’s personality can easily change; this can be extremely dangerous if someone loses their self awareness, as seen by Lady Macbeth’s break down and suicide. Lady Macbeth starts off in the play as a very passionate character. Once she learns about her husbands prophecy, she is filled with the ambition to kill the king. Macbeth is hesitant about killing the king but she won't stop until the deed is done. In the first Act she states, “Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty.