In Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin, Jealousy is a characteristic that all the gods have. They usually can't contain their jealousy and that leads them to do bad things, like killing or punishing people. One god is actually known for being full of envy, her name is Hera. Zeus is always having affairs and not being faithful to his wife, Hera. Because of Zeus’s infedelities, Hera always watches out for him and she can never stop being jealous. To get revenge on him, “she drugs his drink; they (the other gods) surrounded him as he slept and bound him with rawhide thongs.” Her jealousy caused her to punish her husband. She was right in doing so but it did backfire on her.
Jealousy doesn’t appear out of the blue. It doesn’t just show up one day. Jealousy is like a cloud. It builds up over time, and eventually releases onto everyone standing in its way, just like in the book, written by John Knowles, A Separate Peace. The three main characters involved with jealousy are Gene, Finny, and Brinker. Every riveting scene of jealousy, changes the mood of the book completely. Jealousy causes friendships to be destroyed, and hatreds to form in this novel.
Greek Mythology is notoriously anti-female revolution. From Aeschylus’s depiction of Clytemnestra’s thirst for power to one’s own Euripides’ depiction of Medea’s rampage of revenge, Greek mythology is terrified of powerful women. The Bacchae by Euripides makes no exception and continues stifling female empowerment; however, Euripides adds his own unique spin on terrifying female depiction. Instead of just representing women in power as monsters to fear, he instead blames femininity as the culprit. He uses the Bacchae, Dionysus, and Pentheus as examples of the danger in accessing one’s own femininity. The Bacchae’s own control of their sexuality, as Pentheus describes “They creep off one by one to lonely spots to have sex with men”, and their feminine features, as their breasts swell and their hair cascades, creates an example of women gone wild with power over themselves
In Ray Bradbury’s All Summer In A Day, he tries to teach us that jealousy can change someone’s actions. There are three examples in the story of jealousy changing someone’s actions. The first one is the kids locked Margot in a closet. Second, when the kids were saying that the sun doesn’t look like a lemon. Last, when the kids kept Margot from having fun it shows jealousy.
The movie "O" is the perfect representation of a modern-day Othello, each element in the movie from the characters to the plot all correspond to the original play. Though they had many similarities in the plots, characters and even theme, they had minor differences that made it obvious which was the more modern version. For every character in the play Othello there 's a character in the movie that goes through the exact same thing. For example in the play Iago and Roderigo team up and plot against Othello, and Iago pretends that Desdemona and Iago are going to break up so Roderigo can come into the picture but the end of it all Iago ends up killing Roderigo. The same thing happens in the movie. Hugo uses Roger to plot against Odin he also tells him that Desi and Odin are going to break up. When his plan fails Hugo ends up killing Roger.
“She knew in which of the two rooms that lay behind those doors stood the cage of the tiger, and which waited the lady.” Which did she choose? In Frank Stockton's short story, the Lady and the Tiger, the lovely princess loves deeply for a man, but now that her father has found out she is with a man in a lower social class, she had to witness her soul mate be sentenced to her father’s coliseum. The princess loves this man greatly, but she is scared that she would have to watch her lover being mauled by a tiger or fall in love with a woman that she deeply despises. Due to her love and compassion towards this man, she chooses the open the door that stood the lady, but doing this she knows that she will have to live knowing someone else is with her partner.
The depth of literature is greater than the depth of the greatest ocean. It goes deeper than we could possibly imagine. A classic example of great literature is Mr. William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This is play that most groundlings would have been interested in due to its murder, battling, and occasional humor. A groundling is defined as, “an individual whom was too poor to pay to be able to sit on one of the three levels of the theater, so they payed one penny to stand in ‘the pit’.” After close examination, it is discovered that Macbeth is a spider web with many different themes, messages, and ironies wound up inside it. Many parts of the play still influence literature and entertainment to this day, which shows how universal the human mind is. Shakespeare understands the human mind more than perhaps any other person of his time, and because of that, Macbeth still relates to society today. This is demonstrated through the themes of jealousy, guilt, and rage shown throughout the several acts of the play.
Envy creates tension in friendships and this trait is what leads to a lack of trust and end of the friendship. Envy can be healthy to an extent, but when envy overcomes rational thoughts it becomes unhealthy. When envy interjects itself between friends, it can lead to terrible events. A Separate Peace by John Knowles shows this fact throughout the story. In the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles, envy leads to lack of trust, as illustrated through the thoughts, actions, and interactions of Gene and Finny.
Johann Kaspar Lavater once said, “The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.” People who have become jealous are taken over by an evil greater than themselves, but are also taken by a insecurity they have inside of them, strong people taken over by jealousy so much- that they change so horribly no one wants anything to do with them. William Shakespeare’s Othello teaches us that in jealousy as either envy or fear, the only thing that could come out is the monster deepest inside of someone that even the best people wouldn’t want anyone to see.
In the stories, All Summer in a Day by Rad Bradbury and Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes demonstrates how jealousy can bring out the worst of you. Therefore, jealousy can drive you to do bad things to those surrounding you. For instance, in All Summer in a Day the kids that lived in Venus for their whole entire life’s were jealous of Margot because she had experienced being outdoors when the sun has been up. Due to their jealousy, they did something awful to Margot the day that the sun was going to be up which is only up every seven years. In the other hand, in Flowers for Algernon, Charlie’s co-workers seemed to be jealous of Charlie since he was improving his level of intelligence because of the operation that he went through, thus they are treating him differently. In both stories, it is seen that jealousy can cause you to act in different ways such as how these distinctive characters in Flowers for Algernon and All Summer in a Day did.
In the story, Harriet Tubman, Edward Brodas is the most powerful main character in the book. On page 2 Edward Brodas is represented as a man with lots of land, a big house, and the most power over the slaves. For example, “The house in which Edward Brodas lived was very large” and “Edward Brodas was known as the master to his negro slaves.” Both of these quotes represents the power that Edward Brodas had. The second most powerful character is Harriet Tubman which can be shown on pages 63 and 94. Furthermore, “Harriet moved in front of the doorway, stood there, blocking it.” This shows how brave Harriet was to stand up to a dangerous overseer whose intention was most likely only to hurt her. In addition to that, “...for no man should take me
“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” A man named Sophocles once said this in the play, Antigone. Pride is where a person has a very high and mighty opinion of their own selves. This may lead to turmoil in lives of their self or others. In the literature pieces, “The Scarlet Ibis”, Speak, Ready Player One, The Odyssey, The Lord of the Flies, “Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, and “All Summer in a Day”, the common theme of pride is represented throughout the novels. The long-term outcome of pride led to the destruction of a humble character and led to chaos.
Obsession is one of the most powerful motivators in life. It can be a positive influence, but oftentimes, obsession spirals out of control. One cigarette a day turns into a pack a day. Going to the tanning bed once a week turns into skin cancer in 10 years. Eating healthy foods to lose a couple of pounds develops into eating nothing at all. Obsession warps minds and makes the obsessor blind to the possible, or even the current, consequences. Nathaniel Hawthorne shows the negative effects of obsession through the character Roger Chillingworth, widely recognized as the villain of The Scarlet Letter. Roger Chillingworth shows how obsession entirely destroys the human soul by inspiring extreme actions, wasting away the body, and clouding the mind;
The short story, “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury takes place in a dystopian society on the planet of Venus, where it is constantly raining except for an hour every seven years. The protagonist, Margot, had moved to Venus from Earth more recently than all her classmates, so she can remember seeing the sun, but no one else of her same age can. Due to this, the other children are jealous of her and they are act maliciously towards her. One universal message portrayed in this story is that jealousy can change people and cause them to hurt others and themselves.
Jealousy has been around for a long time, since the beginning of time. It starts the very moment an individual is born. Jealousy stems from insecurity, strife, envy, bitterness, and obsessive caring. Jealously also comes from someone else wanting something that another person has something that is in another individual's life to balance everything out. Most people have experienced it sometime or another during their life, they may not think they have but in reality they really have. It all starts with i want what he/she has or can i do something like they did to get that. All jealously is not bad, but some of it is. There is 2 types of jealously, the kind that is meant to be kept to a minimum, in someone's life to balance it out and then there is the out of control jealousy, where people can't control it and it overpowers their life.