She displays many traits to be labeled as a powerful woman. As shown in this quote, “I grant I am a woman, but withal A woman well-reputed, Cato’s daughter.” Portia makes it well known she is a woman from a noble family with a long line of standing power. In agreement, Portia obtains a huge sense of courage to confidently own her strength to Brutus as the strong woman she knows she is (II, i, 317-318). Furthermore, Portia’s love for Brutus is undeniable, so as he faces dangers she is surely there to protect and look out for him. As Brutus talks of going to the Senate, Portia holds herself back from speaking from her heart through her determination.
Sparta Vs. Athens Sparta was a militaristic and warrior city in ancient Greece, it was focused on loyalty on the military service and the state. The people of Sparta were also known for their strengths that were built by them at a very young age. At the age of seven, Spartan boys began education and military service training that was supported by the state. Though Spartan women were not serving the military, they still were educated and got to have more status and freedom, and rights than the rest of the Greek women. As a woman one would rather stay in Sparta than in Athens because the women of Sparta got to have sovereignty, mobility/status, rights and respect.
Volumnia is able to persuade her son to refrain from "o'erleap[ing] the custom" and show his wounds publicly. Her persuasion and manipulation finds convincing results due to a childhood of indoctrination that is reflected through the childhood of her grandson, as he hunts the butterfly without remorse and is then praised by his grandmother for it. Ultimately Volumnia's hold over Coriolanus compiles him to surrender his life, which is against his 'chiefest virtue.' Volumnia ironically leads her son into "volupstiously forfeit" to keep "Rome in safety, by means of emotional and patriotic coercion. Menenius uses passive language that offends none and becomes "one who hath always loved the people."
In the movie all that the Spartans had for protection in the movie was their shield they almost were fighting naked. This would have allowed them to be able to move more freely than if they had bulky armor. Leonidas was the only one with a helmet to go along with his shield, which was a indicator that he was the king. In real life though the spartans wore a full brass chest plate and a leather skirt for protection including the king. Also the king was not the only one that had a hemet, the spartan helmet, called a plumed helmet for the plume on the top, was standard issue for all spartan
Unlike Athenian women who were taught simple housewives roles such as, taking care of the children, cooking and raised to be housewives who were very dependent on the men in the house. Spartan women were raised and lived in an environment where Men were treated equally on the battlefield. Women worked hard alongside the men to prove they were just as hardworking and dedicated to Spartan society. Spartan Women would disown their children if they were cowards in battle, Plutarch was quoted talking about Damatria, a Spartan mother who had found out about her son’s cowardly actions and decided to deal with that herself “Damatria heard that her son had been a coward and unworthy of her, and when he arrived, she made away with him” (Plut. Lacae.
These motives were taken gravely as this purpose was drilled to the girls minds as they learn these skill at school much like the boys. Another example is that every Spartan girl at age eighteen would have to take a strength test. If they pass, they are set up to get married, but if they fail, they were not allowed to marry and lose their civilian’s rights. This shows that Spartan women roles were taken seriously that they would take a test where their life and rights would be at stake. Thus, women roles played a big part in Spartan
William Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” is an example of someone who is unfit to serve in a political position because they fail to accept beliefs and ideas from those in a lower political class than them. In his play “Coriolanus”, William Shakespeare incorporates politics into a
Odysseus was loyal to a certain point, but if a Goddess asked you to do something you should act on it or something bad could potentially happen to you or a loved one. In the beginning of Odysseus’s trip, he slept with the Greek Goddess Circe and had three sons with her. He was not actually that loyal but you cannot say no to a God or Goddess. Odysseus may not have always been loyal, however he had sacrificed all his men and took advantage of their trust to
As she continues to complain about him, Juliet remarks, “O that deceit should dwell / In such a gorgeous palace” (3.2.90-91). The “gorgeous palace” is symbolic of the part of Romeo that she knows, loves, and admires, where deceit may exist. By giving this quality human traits, Juliet is separating deceit itself from Romeo, decreasing his culpability for his actions. Taking the blame from him, in turn, takes any blame off herself for not realizing that he isn’t the gentleman he seemed and the man that she married. Using personification as a tool to offset responsibility for Romeo’s actions gives Juliet the ability to live with her decision to be with him despite his flaws and his despicable actions against her