The ending result a murder scene. Is she really at blame for her actions and should she be punished? Believing that she is truly insane this would entail that she is completely innocent and therefore not to be punished. Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions.
The instances of “inhuman cries and...lurid reflections” (Source B) experienced by Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire was the line for her sister, Stella. Blanche’s true accusations against Stanley Kowalski and his animalistic desires and her false ones against the successful Shep Huntleigh led Stella to believe she was insane and needed to be institutionalized. However, was this the best choice? Blanche did not seem to pose as a threat to anyone so was she truly in need of assistance?
The Deceitfulness of Women “Against Women” and “The Thousand and One Arabian Nights” are literary works with great acclaim. Many parallels may be drawn between the two. One parallel between “Against Women” and “The Thousand and One Arabian Nights” is the deceitfulness of women depicted in each. In “Against Women”, the women are certainly deceitful in their words. In fact, the author of the work Juvenal quotes that “it takes her some time to strip down to her face, removing the layers” (Fiero 152).
While the maids voice their opinion about Penelope and pretend to be her, they display their viewpoint on what Penelope’s actual actions are: “Point out those maids as feckless and disloyal, / Snatched by the Suitors as unlawful spoil” (Atwood 150). In other words, the maids accuse Penelope of saying awful things about them so that they are killed. Again, the rhyming shows that the maids claim this, not Penelope. Their perspective is that Penelope turned on them when Odysseus returned home, even though she loved and supported them.
She could just be a very evil person who only wants to murder and manipulate people. However, Lady Macbeth reveals evidence that this is not the case about her. Lady Macbeth begins to sleepwalk and speak about the murders she has been a part of. “Attack, I am afraid, they have awoke. And tis not done.”
The plot against Banquo could be argued to be an unjustified murder simply because of the irrational fear Macbeth had for his position as King. Lady Macbeth displays a distinction from that of herself from the beginning of the play by feeling guilty for the crimes that she and her husband had committed. She demonstrates her guilty conscience on page 76 when she states, “Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand” (Shakespeare). Lady Macbeth goes on a cleansing-craze when she starts to walk in her sleep.
Even though she is depicted as a murderous monster who worked to destroy her own children through abortion and the revelation of her true identity to Aron, in reality, Cathy solely worked against what she didn’t understand –goodness. This highlights how Cathy also followed the idea of timshel, but she could only follow what she knew –human nature. Not only did Cathy serve as the novel’s main adversary Steinbeck utilizes the evil within her to show how evil could be defeated by goodness. Opposing viewpoints state East of Eden contains underdeveloped, stereotypical female characters argue that Steinbeck categorizes women into two, extreme types: caring mother or heinous villains.
Abigail’s dominance and manipulative nature is particularly shown over the girls, after she influences them to follow in her footsteps by naming others who are affiliating with the devil, by doing so they posses power and protect themselves from any accusations against them. Abigail goes to great lengths to get what she wants,
Arthur Miller argues that being fearful or damaging one's reputation is what caused people to act irrationally and against their morals, coming off as selfish and arrogant, and leading to the Salem Witch Hysteria. Through the characterization of Hale, Parris and Danforth, it is evident how excessive pride makes people unwilling to admit to their mistakes, with the fear of a reputation damage. Miller's descriptions of the frailty of arrogance, can be used as an example of how arrogance turns people against each
By looking at The Crucible, one can see that Abigail Williams develops the theme of reputation, which is important because people who fear losing their reputation spread hysteria. She only wants John Proctor and to take Elizabeth Proctor’s spot. She is so evil that she risked innocent people’s life over a
An individual’s life, identity, and their relationship with other people can be impacted by the suffering and loss that war and its aftermath bring. Australian composers address these issues in their novel to convey the Australian identity. Australia composer Sue Lawson explores and creates images of the Australian identity through their actions, words and personality. Showing the effects of war not just of immediate generation but those who follow war. In exploring clear features and techniques of the Novel FINDING DARCY we find that the protagonist and antagonist eventually connect and interact with each other.
An artificial world, full of greed and wealth, a place where all truth vanishes and only superficiality and materialism remains, this was the Victorian era. In the Victorian era, individual opinions and emotions were not considered. All that simply mattered were appearances, which stemmed from a universal lack of empathy. Empathy is an important factor and influence towards understanding character and sympathizing with others but a lack of empathy, along with the falsifications of reality is used to create and develop a sense of resilience. Resilience gives one the ability to ignore the negative opinions of others, while continuing to fulfill their desires, it is unaffected by empathy when one is already of wealth and status.
Anse Bundren is the father and husband in William Faulkner’s 1930 novel “As I Lay Dying.” Anse is a “ignorant and poor white man” (“As I Lay Dying”). “Addie’s husband”, Anse, starts off being “afraid that the boys might not get back in time” (Atchity). Anse wants his sons to return, so he does not have to carry his wife’s “body to the Jefferson graveyard” (Atchity). Anse gets “across the river on ruins of the bridge” and leaves his older sons to get the wagon across (Atchity).
Before reaching the point of suicide, the Lisbon sisters and Esther Greenwood both begin to retreat from society. Voluntarily and involuntarily, they girls stray further and further from any semblance of a support group. By "merely [failing] to show up," and being "taken out of school," the girls being their descent into isolation and a world without any emotional or physical support from any kind of outsider (Eugenides, 137). This confinement greatly hinders them, and it only leads to the severity of their declining mental health. The isolation of the girls is "symbolic of the isolation that is inherent in the modern suburban community" (Kirby, 1).