The power and control over Rosina and her actions is portrayed by her father. When her father unemotionally tells her that her sister is dead, she cannot help but think that he killed her, and fears that the same may happen to her. This event leads to the feeling of terror that the powerful are capable of anything. Second of all, power in family creates suspense when Georgina fears she is not being told the truth. After Georgina reads all the letters and asks Mr. Lovell, the solicitor, for the packet her mother left for her, Mr. Lovell says “I am afraid not.
In this moment Juliet is conflicted she doesn't know whether to follow her parents expectations or to follow her heart. Juliet realizes that Romeo is her only enemy, but he's also her only love. She knows that this would break society's rules by pursuing this love, but she does it anyway because it's her heart's desire. Furthermore, Romeo and Juliet's entire relationship was based on a secret and the lack of communication caused the relationship to end in a tragedy. The lack of communication led to Romeo killing himself, then Juliet killed herself after seeing him dead.
In the movie, Mulan, by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, they use the character, Mulan, to represent feminism and gender roles of women, such as bringing honor to their family through marriage, and how women are deemed to be “inferior” in the eyes of men, for example, when women are not able to participate in war, allowing Mulan to act and fight for what she believes is to be right. Although having a feeling of superiority over women, men tend to act more based on pride and honor than what they believe is to be just, thus making them seem unruly and disgusting. During the ancient Chinese Dynasty, many of the women were looked down upon, making the men have a feeling of superiority over them. Men are usually portrayed to uphold the family honor
Having to choose between obeying your uncle’s law with the threat of death as punishment and burying your dead brother is a strange situation that most would find difficult to navigate. For Antigone in the play Antigone by Sophocles, this was a no-brainer. Sophocles writes about Antigone, Oedipus’s daughter as she decides to bury her dead brother Polynices, against her uncle Creon’s wishes, who is also the king. The king’s pride forces him to punish Antigone and her sister Ismene, which results in the death of Antigone, his son Haemon, and his wife Eurydice before he realizes his wrongdoings. Although throughout Antigone, the questioning of authority and strict adherence to the law is a prominent theme, by the end, Sophocles suggests that there
the madness gets worse and she has to be shut away for she try to kill her husband- madness not being all either" (Rhys 63). Cosway warns Rochester not to be trustworthy, otherwise it will lead to her betraying you. If he doesn’t contemplate now, it might be too late as a result, Antoinette will kill
Hektor dies at the hands of Achilleus. After Achilleus kills Hektor he maltreats his body and drags it through the streets; Achilleus isn’t willing to receive ransom for his body. Once Hektor's family found out about his death, they experienced extreme grief. Andromache, Hektor's wife, Hekabe, Hektor’s mother, and Helen, Hektor’s friend, start grieving the death of Hektor. Andromache grieves how hard her and her son, Astyanax, lives will be now that Hektor is dead and that she wished for more intimacy the final days she had with him.
In Ancient Greece, it was believed that for a soul to reach the Underworld, it had to be buried properly (67). Referring back to the play, Polynices was not buried. Moreover, it would lead to the outcome that his soul would vanish. Antigone would not grant her brother to not be buried properly, which leads to her breaking Creon’s decree and creating a major conflict between the both of them. Creon was not fond of Antigone doing this and sends her to be starved to death in a chamber.
The Commander’s wife, Serena Joy, is shown to be living a horrible life, and we can see she despises Offred. In fact, through an act of desperation, Serena tells Offred, “ I was thinking of Nick” (Atwood 205). Serena previously had said that maybe the Commander couldn’t have kids. She then does something risky by suggesting Offred sleep with Nick, to see if she then gets pregnant. By Serena’s actions, we can tell she desperately wants a baby, so that way Offred can leave as soon as possible.
Caroline catches a fatal scarlet fever as a consequence of caring for Elizabeth. When Elizabeth catches the scarlet fever against the family’s advice and aware of her likely death she still sacrifices herself, something that Victor never does for any of his family members. As part of her dying wish she asks Elizabeth: “you must supply my place to my youngest children. Alas! I regret that I am taken from you; and, happy and beloved as I have been, it is not hard to quit you all?
But the body of Polynices, who died miserably- why, a city wide-proclamation, rumor has it, forbids anyone to bury him, even mourn him.” (1.1 26-33) Also when her sister, Ismene, offers to share Antigone’s punishment with her, Antigone tells her to live her own life and not die by her side. “Antigone- Never share my dying, don’t lay claim to what you never touched. My death will be enough.” (1.1. 619-621) Creon’s tragic flaw is that he is stubborn beyond his years. Antigone’s tragic flaw can cause good to her and to others if used correctly, but it can also causing misery while Creon’s tragic flaw only causes pain and suffering to
I would do better in Sparta, where women were treated more like equals than in Athens. In ancient Greece there was the philosophical view that there was a natural superiority of males, and I would not have been able to put up with that if I were a woman. I am sure if I were a male, I would have just gone with the flow because it would not affect me. However, I do not like anyone thinking they are better than anyone else, so it would have bothered me. Non citizens were also not able to participate in political life in Athens.