Also the only way she could be forgiven is if she dies since in the last stanza it said“White ash amid funereal cypresses.”Unless it’s sarcasm ,and won’t be forgiven because the author did use sarcasm in the line “God’s daughter, born of love”,as mother was raped by Zeus and not in love. Hilda Doolittle expressed Greece hatred towards Helen, which is different how Edgar Poe
Othello is tricked into believing that desdemona has been unfaithful and in the end he kills her. The men in Othello mistrust the women and always quick to associate them with being deceptive and unfaithful. Even in the beginning of the play there are hints of mistrust in women. For an example, when Brabantio discovers that Desdemona married Othello he says, “Fathers, never trust your daughters just because they act obedient and innocent” (1.1.15-17). Brabantio implies that women put on an act and pretend to be trustworthy.
“Construction of a patriarchal ideology unable to deal with the threat of sexual differences as it is embodied in the images of the feminine as archaic mother and is seen as the castrated mother.” (Creed, 1993, p.22) Kristeva suggests that the notion of the castrated women is to ease mans fear of woman, who has the power to psychologically and physically castrate him. The archaic mother as the monstrous womb and the castrating mother can be used as a way of understanding the work of Mona Hatoum and AIne Phillips, both
Since Creon gave their brother Eteocles a proper one, she believes that he is wrong for not giving Polyneices one. Antigone goes against the rules of society because of her bravery, and chooses that she wants to be a voice for all women, because in Greek society women don’t have a say on what they can and can’t do. Her bravery helps her rebel against those rules so they have equal rights compared to men. When Ismene hears what Antigone is planning she is worried because she is afraid to disobey the men who expect highly of her. She feels women are ruled by men because they are weak and Antigone has asked Ismene to help her in breaking the law, and to giving her brother a proper burial.
Medea was a divine character. She was the granddaughter of sun god, Zeus. She is not accountable for her actions if the Gods or Fates have influenced the course of her life and are acting through her. Medea desired the moderate life commended by the Gods. However, her husband did not have the same desires and chose to unfaithfully enter a relationship with another woman for political advantage.
She describes her how she throws herself into the testifying and feels arrogance in describing her rape story and abortion; subsequently, feels guilty when she had done nothing wrong. Also, at one point at the Center, Janine completely loses it. She speaks as though she is her old self, a waiter. Therefore, Moira has to slap her into consciousness. “Moira slapped her across the face, twice, back and forth.
Once she expresses to her parents that she does not want to marry Paris so quickly, they call her names such as a whore, ungrateful, a curse, and fat. However, after she concedes and admits she was set straight and ready for marriage, they acted as if nothing wrong ever happened. This unstable aurora that exists within the family is enforced by Lady Capulet. In the beginning, it is Lady Capulet who ruins the father's plan of getting Juliet to fall in love with Paris. Also, she inflicts the beating of Juliet when she brings Lord Capulet into the room so Juliet can explain why she does not want to marry Paris.
Almost instantly, Juliet contradicted her previous comments by saying that Romeo was "not born to shame" She even went to the point of backing up Romeo that she believed her cousin would have killed Romeo regardless, calling her cousin a "villain." Later she mentions something which sparks a chain reaction after supporting Romeo for some time while talking to a distressed nurse, “father, mother, Tybalt, Romeo, and herself have
The messenger of Gods is sent to Calypso’s island to tell her to release Odysseus. As her response she delivers an emotional charge of the male gods. She then starts to complain how it was not fair how they were allowed to take human lovers while the relationships of the female gods must always be unsatisfied. At the end of this she surrenders to the will of Zeus. By now Odysseus is left alone.
In Greek Tragedies I, edited by David Grene, Richmond Lattimore, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most, we are introduced to the play, Hippolytus which discusses the tragic story of Hippolytus’ destruction due to the lack of worship to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. More specifically, the play discusses how Aphrodite punishes Hippolytus by having his stepmother, Phaedra, fall in love with him. The question stands, is Phaedra worthy of pity? Well, the answer is she is worthy of pity due to the fact that, in the context of the play, Aphrodite is the one to blame for her feelings for Hippolytus. Also, when Phaedra discovers her feelings for her stepson, she never acts on them.