Females and males are supposed to behave in certain ways. There are things that are socially acceptable for men but not for women. This is one of the factors that differs a male from a female. Both genders aren’t supposed to communicate and behave in the same way. Feminism should be more about allowing women to apply for the same jobs as men, equal pay for both men and women, the right to vote, etc.
It was a case of fratricide as well. When Antigone acted against the specific order of the king, by putting dust over the dead body of Polynices, accepting that while Polynices had killed her other brother, Polynices himself was still a part of her family and thus deserved the same buries rites as Eteocles. Creon had to act. Antigone however, was concerned with her duty in properly treating the body of Polynices even though he killed her Eteocles in battle and had no fear of the repercussions it would bring. She went to her sister Ismene and after explaining to her the situation asked her one thing.
Although Ophelia had the best intentions, she abandoned Hamlet when he needed support and obeyed her father instead. POLONIUS “[…] I would not, in plain terms, from this time forth Have you so slander any moment leisure As to give words or talk with the Lord Hamlet. Look to 't, I charge you. Come your ways.” OPHELIA “I shall obey, my lord (1.3.141-145).” Ophelia broke up with him right after his father died. Polonius and Claudius then used
The Role of Women in the Antebellum South The distinction between men and women in the Antebellum-era Southern United States can be identified in the roles that each gender was expected to fulfill as parents, spouses and citizens. While young men and women alike were encouraged to marry and immediately start a family, females were primarily given the task of caring for their children and husband. Because they were viewed as the ‘morally superior gender’, women were supposed to raise the next generation of obedient citizens, while men were free to pursue a career and get involved in politics. As a result, a movement arose to expand the rights and freedoms of women, with the ultimate goal of creating a society where equal opportunities are
Furies insist on the killing of Orestes because murder of his mother could not have any justification and the divine punishment was set right after the act of killing . The argumentation on the trial of Athena moves based on the old tradition which encompasses around Zeus. Furies claim that Clytemnestra’s murder of her husband was not exile-worthy because they were not blood-related . Killing of a father is not an as serious crime as killing of a mother because Zeus killed his father Kronos too . These arguments of Furies make it clear that their judgement is matriarchal biased.
However, male children have to separate from their mothers and identify with their fathers in order to be socialised according to their masculinity. They develop strong ego boundaries and a capability for independent action, objectivity and rational thinking to suit the patriarchal culture. Women are a threat to their independence and male sexuality. Girls are then socialised according to what women are supposed to be seen as, and so they reproduce the same nature that reproduces a male dominance. It is these qualities that make them potentially good mothers, and keep them open to the emotional needs of men.
Yes, because there are still traditional races and countries who treat women unjustly and still sees them as people who should only stay at home. They should not be given proper education because their sole purpose is to be a wife and mother and eventually serve their families instead of having a professional career. On the other hand, men are required to provide and make sure that their families’ needs are met. No, because women were already empowered, well-educated and capable of a lot of things. They already had their voices heard and perhaps already won the fight over stereotyping of gender roles.
Orestes left home in search of salvation. Though Apollo protects him, he still pays for the murder committed. The Furies continuously hustle him. Contact with humans decreases his pain, but it cannot redeem him. Only the intervention of another higher authority, goddess Athena, will put an end to this conflict.
Alongside Achilles’ responsibility for Patroclus’ fate, Hector also holds accountable too because in book 16, Hector talks to Patroclus about entering into the Trojan War; however, Patroclus fell gullible to Hector’s actions, and Hector turned out to be deceiving by stabbing him (being Patroclus) in the bowel and eventually killing him. Hector, and Achilles influenced fate among mortals, like Patroclus, so they could protect themselves until the end when Achilles frightens Hector with the dramatic irony, which seals his fate too. This paragraph defined the shape, which fate takes in the lives of other by peer influence created by characters who were considered high strength warriors followed by the backfiring of trying to keep them self alive. (This being Hector’s
Men were given privilege in society and were seen as the ideal figure. Woman rights and involvement in education and key aspects in society was very limited. As previous stated laws of society and common law were restricted to woman and added more to the dominance of men. This was especially seen in the legality of woman. It was necessary for woman to be followed by men at all costs and have a male guard.