Ophelia and Hamlet were in love which in turn made it burdensome for her to forgive him for killing her father. Similarly to Hamlet, Ophelia went “mad” when her father was killed. Specifically, Gertrude said, “Her clothes spread wide, And, mermaid-like awhile they bore her up, Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds, As one incapable of her own distress Or like a creature native and endued Unto that element” (Hamlet 4.7.172-175). Ophelia had to be bored up because she couldn’t handle the distress that she was feeling. Ophelia’s madness was easily seen with her actions and appearance.
Ironically, Zeus is said to punish liars, while he is the most deceptive god in Greece. Zeus was known for his numerous affairs and mistresses, and the problem was so pervasive that Greek women used to worry that their baby was Zeus’s. The most devious trick Zeus played was on Alcmene. He came to her as her husband and slept with her, all the while making her think she was loyal to her husband. This trick bore Hercules, but not all of Zeus’s romantic trips were so clever.
Dionysus’s character, both in regards to the audience and the other characters in the play, clearly appears emasculate. He’s walking this very thin line between man and woman that he’s perceived to do as a Greek God, and the onlooker recognizes that. Euripides portrayal of Dionysus’s emasculated presence and divine control as changing the women from the obedient housewife to the wild woman-creatures that are a danger to Pentheus’s society ultimately signals to the audience that feminine individuals ought to be feared. Pentheus declares that Dionysus “corrupts our women with a new disease, and thus infects our bed” (6). Throughout the play, Dionysus’s actions and power uniquely continue to plight Thebes; he’s not a hero, he’s not some amazing force of empowerment, and he’s not looking out for the best interest of the women he has possessed.
There is a rising action as Blanche and Stanley 's relationship becomes more and more difficult, with Blanche constantly belittling and insulting him, and Stanley becoming more aggressive and angry. Blanche grows to despise Stanley when she sees him beating her pregnant sister and Stanley permanently hates Blanche after he overhears her trying to convince her sister Stella to leave Stanley because he is common. There is also a rising action in Stanley’s revealing of Blanche 's secret past to Stella and Mitch. The climax of the play occurs when Stanley rapes Blanche. This brutal act marks the completion of her mental decline, pushing her over the edge from sanity to madness.
George, on the other hand, is a passionate and faithful husband to Myrtle and is crushed to learn that she was cheating on him so much so that he assassinates Gatsby whom he thinks was cheating with myrtle and murdered to get rid of the evidence of his adultery. Tom Buchanan is an arrogant, controlling man, who does what he wants not considering about how his actions influence those around him. Tom is also the earliest person to use physical violence in the book, striking Myrtle in a fit of rage when she would not stop shouting Daisy 's name. "Some time toward midnight Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson stood face to face discussing, in impassioned voices, whether Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy 's name."Daisy! Daisy!
Albee develops pleasure within the characters through constant emotional gratification from the characters ' sadisitic tendencies and enjoyment derived from others ' pain. These tendencies and actions are inherently destructive for the marital relationship, leading to increased dramatic tension and cruelty as the night progresses. George criticizes Martha for sharing too much information about their relationship with their son: GEORGE. …about the apple of our eye…the sprout…the little bugger…(Spits it out)…our son…and if you start in on this other business, I warn you, Martha, it 's going to make me angry. MARTHA.
Farewell!” For the valiant warrior, Othello, we must all learn that there is always more than one side of the story. Othello’s mind was so poisoned by Iago’s lies about Desdemona and Cassio that in his jealous rage, he forgot to find out the truth between Desdemona and Cassio from them and other witnesses. He loved Desdemona with all his heart and soul, but his pride and his gullibleness destroyed
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.
Antigone being punished and sentenced to death by Creon sets the dramatic action in motion. The major conflicts in the production are: man vs. society, man vs. man, and person vs. supernatural. The man vs. society conflict is between Antigone and the society present in Thebes as she is seen as an outcast and traitor because she disobeys the King. The man vs. man conflict is between Antigone and Creon, Antigone and Ismene, and Haemon and Creon. The person vs. supernatural conflict comes from the fact that many, especially the family of Antigone, are cursed by the gods and their fate is destructive.
Due to the death of his close friend, Romeo grew enraged and decided to “be a man” and get revenge on Tybalt. “O sweet Juliet, / Thy beauty hath made me effeminate / And in my temper soft’ned valor’s steel!” (3.1.115-117). In this quote, Romeo is expressing how Juliet’s beauty weakened him. He feels almost a hatred towards her for making him cowardly and not able to save Mercutio’s life. Since being strong is an expected characteristic of men, Romeo feels that the absence of his bravery is to blame for the tragedy.
Henrietta often referred to her as “that hateful woman.” Everyone in the family also felt she was jealous of Henrietta. Ethel and Galen gave the children a hard time. Out of all the mistreatment Ethel gave the children she mistreated Joe the worst. She would beat Joe for no reason at all, and would tie him up and leave him in the basement. In result of this Joe grew
He had forced her to live with him as husband and wife. Though he beat her up every day, a punch in the face, a scratch on her body and bruises. Sharpe was a very aggressive boyfriend Mona Hayes has ever had. Sharpe would threaten her and assault Mona Hayes and not caring about what effect this might have on the society. It was getting very rough Hayes did not like the way Sharpe treated her and wanted to get away from him.
The relationship, while beginning sweet, leads to Jody abusing Janie and simply treating her as a servant and a trophy without any respect. Later, Jody slowly becomes significantly ill, leading to even worse treatment of Janie. This increasing abuse leads to her insulting Jody in public, which then leads to him beating her in public. Due to this assault, she does not show remorse on his deathbed, reminding Jody of all the horrible things he did to her until his final