Penelope– Wife of Odysseus and mother of Prince Telemachus. She remains faithful to her husband after his 20 years of absence. Penelope cleverly tricks her suitors to delaying her hand in marriage as she pines for Odysseus’ return. Telemachus– Prince of Ithaca and son of Odysseus and Penelope. Telemachus goes on a quest to find his father or learn of his father’s death with the goddess Athena’s assistance.
Juno proves love is power, but later love is abused through romance. In the beginning of Book II, Aeneas is very willing to discuss his past with Dido. Dido listens patiently to Aeneas, while he reveals his past. Aeneas even mentions a beautiful vision of his mother, “my gracious mother stood there before me; and across the night she gleamed with pure light, unmistaken goddess, as lovely and as tall as she appeared” (Virgil, Aeneid 2.795-298). Aeneas throughout Book III is still talking about his encounter with the Trojans.
Theme Analysis of Renée Ahdieh’s Flame in the Mist “She’d fought off her assailant. And in doing so, she’d displayed one of the seven virtues of bushidō: Courage.” (Ahdieh 38) The fantasy novel Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh dives deep into a world of mystery, war, love, deception, and especially courage. As the novel unfolds, one will notice that the author addresses an important current world issue- feminism. Mariko is the oppressed daughter of a renowned samurai. Her whole life, she has known that she is different from the other girls- that she is meant for something greater than blushing and wearing pretty dresses.
In the movie, there are three main female characters in the story namely Ofelia, Carmen and Mercedes. First, let us start with Carmen. Carmen, Ofelia’s mother, offers full submission to Captain Vidal. She does everything that he asks her to do for she wants to get out of her situation. She was blinded by power for she wants her daughter’s future to be secured and she was longing for a man in her life when she said that she was alone for too long.
Although tragic heroes are meant for the literary world, they can also be applied to reality. For example, Princess Diana(Diana Spencer), is a modern-day tragic hero. She was born Diana Spencer and soon became Lady Diana Spencer when her father inherited the title Earl Spencer. She later married to the British throne, had two children, divorced, started to date Dodi Fayed, then died in a car crash in a tunnel trying to get away from the paparazzi. Diana was born into one of Great Britain’s oldest and most important families-the Spencers-making her an elevated character from the start.
Foreshadowing is seen in the line, “...I come, cherishing this hope especially, to win approval in my father’s sight, approval too, my mother, in thine, and thine dear brother! For that with these hands I paid unto you dead lavement and ordering and sepulchre-libations; and that now, Polynices, in the tendance of thy body I meet with this reward ” (Sophocles 33), when Antigone reveals that she knows that she is going to die and with that in mind she wishes to be reunited with her parents and brothers in death. This is foreshadowing because when Antigone does die, she is finally reunited with her beloved
Lately, it has been thought that Mahabharata was originated between 8th and 9th centuries BCE and came into its final form by the early Gupta period (4th century CE) (Basu, 2). Researchers are still working on for more accuracy about its origin and background history. Not only Indian researchers, but also many western scholars like W J Johnson, John Brockington, Annic Bessant etc. have also shown great interest for its historical importance. According to Tagore, this is not just an epic but an “oral history” which shows life style,
The 1995 film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, directed by Ang Lee and originally written by Jane Austen, has timeless elements in its composition. Starring Emma Thompson, also the screenwriter, and Kate Winslet as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, the movie tells of two heroines and their struggle between balancing idealism and reality. As young, female adolescents of the 1800s, they are responsible for finding husbands that can support them financially; and following their father’s death and loss of money, this becomes even more emphasized. But, they come to struggle when having to choose between what their hearts crave, and what their minds know is best. Elinor’s ideal partner is the initially dull Edward Ferrars, who is discovered to be secretly engaged
Zora Neale Hurston, an author during the Harlem Renaissance, wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God, an amazing novel written about the losses and loves of a lady named Janie Crawford. The author describes the way Janie found out who she really was and what love was throughout her three marriages. Janie’s first two marriages were unfulfilling and not healthy for herself. Janie realized what true love was when she met Tea Cake. Janie’s first marriage was to a man named Logan Killicks, which was forced upon her by her grandmother.
Pygmalion (…through a Feminist Lens) “Pygmalion was written to challenge the class system, traditional stereotypes and the audience’s own views.” Pygmalion is a play which is written as a Romance in Five acts by an Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. The name of this play is taken from a Greek story named ‘Pygmalion’ where the main character Pygmalion sculpts a woman figure and falls in love with her and later staring her statue becomes his only motto of life when the Greek Goddess Aphrodite impressed by Pygmalion’s devotion to that woman figure, magically transforms the sculpture into a living being naming her ‘Galatea’. In this play, the role of Pygmalion is played by Higgins (someone who is the creator, the God, the father) and that of Galatea by the flower girl- Eliza (who is child, the weak and the one being corrected.) (The play was first presented to the public in the year 1912. This play consists of a lot many themes.
“The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, ‘It 's a girl.’” says Shirley Chisholm, the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in the United States. A simple quote like this, shows how U.S. women were treated in the 1950’s and 1960’s, they were stereotyped, predestined to achieve certain expectations, and moreover, they were unequal to men. The expectations of U.S. women in the 1950’s and 1960’s are recognizable in the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. It is a historical fiction about the Younger family, an African American family that lives in a small apartment in Chicago during the 1950’s. In the play, the family had conflict among each other
Running away from Minos, who fell in love with her, she flung herself into a net let down for fishing. Artemis made her into a goddess and not only the Cretans worship her, but also the Aiginetans, who say Britomartis appears to them on their island. Her title in Aigina is Aphaia and in Crete Diktynna.” (Pausanias, Guide to Greece 1: Central Greece, Translated by Peter Levi, Penguin Classics, London, 1979) Goddess Aphaia was assimilated into worship of “Athena Aphaia” in later years and the later goddess is featured prominently in the sculptures of the pediments. The focal point of the sanctuary is the temple of Aphaia and the altar opposite its east façade that is connected to the temple with an inclining ramp. A terrace masonry wall encloses the sanctuary and provides the level ground upon which the temple was built.
Throughout The Odyssey, Penelope has to cope with 108 suitors in her palace harassing her for her hand in marriage and taking advantage of the land. From beginning to end, Penelope remains faithful to her king and never stops believing
The Greek women The poem "The Odyssey" by the Greek poet Homer talks about the adventures of a hero named Odysseus during his trip home after the Trojan War, as well as the adventures of his wife, Penelope who was waiting for Odysseus on Ithaca. This poem is not only about gods, monsters, and people, but also showed human relationships. The book gives an opportunity to understand what is proper or improper in relationships between god and mortal, father and son, servant and master, and man and woman. Women 's role is vital role in the development of the book. The women in Odyssey are unique in their personality, intentions, and relationship towards men.
In his initial quest to slay Humbaba, Gilgamesh first seeks aid from his mother Ninsun, who in turn sends in her own appeal to Shamash, asking him to “rouse against Humbaba the might gale-winds” amongst other things (The Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablet III.88). Here, Ninsun proves herself to be quite the mother, beseeching Shamash to aid Gilgamesh and Enkidu in their fight against Humbaba. In much the same vein as Shamhat’s motherly care for Enkidu earlier, Ninsun also displays the same characteristics of care and affection. For Gilgamesh, Ninsun does this primarily as his actual mother, while in terms of Enkidu, Ninsun can be seen as another kind of motherly figure like Shamhat, as she declares “Enkidu, whom [I love,] I take for my son, / Enkidu in [brotherhood,] Gilgamesh shall favour him” (The Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablet III.127-128). Quite similarly to Shamhat, Ninsun ultimately brings Enkidu, who otherwise had no real familial ties in the civilized world, a bit more closer to feeling like a natural part of civilization, now with an adopted family in place.