He is feeling threatened by her because Jason (Medea’s husband) took another bride to bed which happened to be the king’s daughter. Medea plots her revenge by murdering the king, the bride and her two children in order to make Jason suffer and take away everything Jason cared about. The Greek gods felt that Medea was in her right and they proved this by allowing and even helping her escape in the end of the play
Symbolism is a notable feature in Catching Fire. Through symbolism , Suzanne Collins manages to paint Katniss as the ultimate embodiment of rebellion through transferring her into a mockingjay . " A mockingjay is a creature the Capitol never intended to exist"(92), as it is a result of the Capitol's usage of the japperjays which were sent to spy on the rebels. However, the japperjays failed in their mission so the Capitol left them to die ,but they managed to survive through mating to female mockingbirds . This proves that the existence of the mockingjays is an act of rebellion in itself , an act of defiance excuted by the Capitol's own invention , long before Katniss has been born.
Like the farmer, he was only there to help create life and to receive the final product. Women sometimes endured double standards when they became mothers without their consent. A fragment of a lost tragedy sheds light on rape culture. “Tyro was abducted by Posiedon and became the mother of twin sons. Her father blamed her for her pregnancy, and her stepmother Sidero brutally mistreated her,” (Lefkowitz and Fant 18).
Hester Prynne, Pearl Prynne’s mother, broke a big law by having sex outside of marriage. This causes Prynne to fall out of harmony because she is a product of sin, making her disordered because she wasn’t conceived out of “normal” circumstances. If she were born from a married couple, she might not be so out of order with the world. She received all of her mother 's passion when she was conceived. Hester could only account for the child 's character—and
Symbolism is a notable feature in Catching Fire (2009) . Through symbolism , Suzanne Collins manages to paint Katniss as the ultimate embodiment of rebellion through transferring her into a mockingjay . " A mockingjay is a creature the Capitol never intended to exist"(92), as it is a result of the Capitol's usage of the japperjays which were sent to spy on the rebels. However, the japperjays failed in their mission so the Capitol left them to die ,but they managed to survive through mating to female mockingbirds . This proves that the existence of the mockingjays is an act of rebellion in itself , an act of defiance excuted by the Capitol's own invention , long before Katniss has been born.
In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth has power over her husband and manipulates his thoughts to kill others in order to gain more power; however, the plan failed as Lady Macbeth and Macbeth lost their sanity and brought their reign to an end by bringing misery and misfortune to everyone around them. Also, in Othello, Desdemona went against her father by sneaking out to marry Othello and completely went against the female norms by joining Othello to the battlefield. As a result, the antagonist manipulated Othello into killing Desdemona due to her determination and independence. Shakespeare has always portrayed females as strong, prideful and independent individuals who aren’t afraid of speaking up to defend their thoughts, however, due to the long-established gender roles, these individual will ultimately bring bad omen to their own family and lead them to their own
Penelope however is put under scrutiny by her own son Telemachus when he tells Odysseus about the suitors who have been seeking her hand in marriage (Cliffnotes, 2016). Telemachus plants the seed of doubt in Odysseus mind whether or not Penelope is a faithful women. Odysseus kills all the maids who he believed betrayed him by sleeping with the suitors, this is another example of how prevalent sexual infidelity is in the Odyssey (Homer, 1967:22.213). Odysseus once again shows signs of sexual infidelity when he sleeps with the goddess Circe in order for her to return his men back to their human form as she had turned them into pigs (Homer,
The second tragedy consists of Orestes killing Aegisthus and his mother in order to take revenge. Orestes is then attacked by Furies, symbolizing the wrath and vengeance by tormenting Orestes for the rest of his life. The final play consists of Orestes pleading to Athena for help, in order to release the Furies whom have taken it upon themselves to take revenge for Clytemnestra. Athena holds a trial at Athens, to determine if Orestes was correct for enacting his revenge, and comes to the conclusion that he is. Thus, the Furies are to be kept at Athens and become goddesses called the Eumenides and will help good people and yet torture bad people.
In The Maid’s Tragedy, Evadne is tasked with killing the king by Melantius, who, despite having an entire army at his back, “will not fight” (3.2.232) against the king with brute force. However, while Evadne is charged with the task of murder by her brother, who threatens to make his “sword be [her] lover” (4.1.97), she, when asked by the king “what bloody villain provoked [her] to this murder” (5.1.104), replies with: “Thou, thou monster” (5.1.105). Evadne’s reply is significant because it allows her — “a woman” (5.1.128) — to assume the more active role in the plot against the King, with revolutionary consequences: she kills the king herself. Literary scholar, Peter Berek indicates that Evadne’s decision to take revenge “stands in notable contrast to the conspiratorial dithering of her brothers” (Berek 370) and the “clowning of Aspatia’s father” (370) because she decides that she “must kill him, / And that [she] will do’t bravely” (The Maid’s Tragedy 5.1.26-27). The fact that Evadne participates in “wars [that] are nak’d” (2.1.2) conflicts, which require her to “undress” (2.1.1) for “battle,” lends further credence to the idea that she is a warrior in play.
Another, yet similar version of the same tragedy which tells the story of how and why Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter. In this story, Iphigenia, we are told how Agamemnon, the King of Mycenae, put together a large army in order to sack Troy as a punishment for Paris having stolen Helen, the wife of King Menelaus. However, once Agamemnon and his army were ready to go, they could not sail their ships: There was no wind! When Agamemnon went to the temple of Artemis, the goddess of nature, to ask why this had occurred, the priestess there told him that some of his soldiers wandered into the sacred grove of Artemis and shot the holy deer that was so significant to Artemis. The priestess continued by saying that the only way Agamemnon could get the wind to come back so that his ships could sail would be to sacrifice his daughter.