Second of all, when her husband Patrick told Mary that he will leave her,even though she is a good wife it sounded really “cold” and was careless. In the story he says “I’ve got something to tell you,” and also says “Go on, sit down” this to me sounds a bit harsh considering he didn’t say “please” or “may”. All of these variables : her shock at the news, the pregnancy she is going through and rough news, made her think of a life in ruin, which consequently lead her to a sudden frenzy. The third reason why Mary is a sane individual is because she was smart enough to plan a positive order of events to cover up her murder. For example, in the story it states “It was extraordinary, now, how clear her mind became all of a sudden,” and also “She began thinking very fast.” This explains how she was not insane and the murder was a temporary weakening in her judgement.
Also she did not want to leave any possibility of revenge that the children could take on killing of their father’s wife. Medea’s actions are justified by her emotions as they are difficult thing to control at times. She is also raised in a different culture so she did not conform to the values of Corinth and did not easily accept that Jason married another woman. For the male audience, the evil deeds of Medea confirm their belief that women should be uneducated and kept at home. Medea was a divine character.
To yield is grievous, but the obstinate soul That fights with Fate, is smitten grievously.-Creon Antigone goes against the King's law in order to honor her brother and do what she believes is right. Knowing that death is unavoidable if she chooses to go down that path doesn't bother because she believes that living a morley dishonorable life is worse than living no life at all. Antigone wants to be in charge of her own life and wants to be the controller of her own fate. Between the two poems “If We Must Die” by Claude Mckay and ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley the poem that best represents Antigone character is ‘Invictus’. “If We Must Die”by Claude Mckay places emphasis on a meaningful death and never giving up even when the odds aren't in your favor.
Lady Macbeth’s signs of guilt first surface in Act 3 Scene 2, where her sanity begins to deteriorate. Thinking out loud she says, “Nought’s had, all’s spent, where our desire is got without content.” All the trouble they went through to get what they wanted was a waste because it cost them their peace of mind. Fear and anxiety are taking over Lady Macbeth to the point of bringing out the humility from deep within her as she refers to her husband as “my lord.” Earlier she spoke at Macbeth and challenged his manliness. Thriving in confidence and power she saw him as nothing but a tool to get what she wants, but now that she’s seen a little blood and had a few nightmares, it has literally brought out the respect in her. She also asks him, “What’s to be done” which forces the audience to wonder where “mastermind Lady Macbeth” has gone!
1. 17-18). This emphasizes the fact that Hippolyta was forced into this marriage as a result of losing in battle to Theseus; thus, yielding the power in their relationship to Theseus. Even though Hippolyta does not openly oppose her duty to marry Theseus, there is evidence to suggest that she is not fully content in her new role. After reiterating to Hermia that she can either marry Demetrius, die, or join a convent, Theseus asks Hippolyta “what cheer my love?” (1.
With news of Mr.Scott’s death, Laura becomes hesitant to host the party, however, Mrs.Sheridan remarks on her daughter’s ridiculousness and absurdity. She states, “People like that don’t expect sacrifices from us” (Mansfields, 6), dismissing the need to be civil towards the low-class. It is not merely just that she refuses to express courtesy to the lower classes, but also that she believes it impossible of such people to possess expectations for the wealthy. Her mother’s impervious behavior stuns Laura and she becomes conflicted; where is the fine line between respect and power? In addition, Jose mindlessly assumes that Mr.Scott had been drunk and her insensitive comment visibly agitates Laura.
Lord and Lady Capulet The reason as to why I have chosen this group of people is because they were the ones that were very pushy and cruel of Juliet, whereas Lord and Lady Montague did not act this way to Romeo. Lord and Lady Capulet regarded their daughter as a possession, and controlled her and make choices for her for their benefits. An example is when later on in the book when Juliet refuses to marry Paris, Lord Capulet said Juliet will either marry him or Lord Capulet will disown her. The feelings that Lord Capulet expresses to the outside world is much different than his underlying feelings. For example, he says, “My will to her consent is but a part.
Thus, unlike the characters around her, such as the sneaky minister or the greedy lovers, Hester is the one character who lives by reality instead of appearance. The best example of this is her lifestyle before and after she is shunned. Before her exile, Hester recognizes the unjust nature of the laws around her. She refuses to follow them and present a façade of perfection and happiness. When Dimmesdale demands that she name her baby’s father and promises that her sentence will be lightened as a reward, Hester steadfastly refuses (Hawthorne, 1850).
Antigone goes against her uncle’s command to leave her brother’s corpse and buries his body, saying, “It’s not for him to keep me from my own.” (48). This disobedience of Creon’s order is the beginning of the end for the royal family. This action is seen by everyone else in the play as disobeying authority and one could infer she believes that under the right circumstances, to infringe upon authority is appropriate. Having said that, there is another degree to Antigone’s creed: toward the end of the play, Antigone tells Creon, “For me, it was not Zeus who made that order. Nor did that Justice who lives with the gods below were so strong that you, a mortal man, could ever over-run the gods’ unwritten and unfailing laws.
A marriage between a noble and a commoner would be a violation of a Great Chain of Being. The Baron attempts to maintain the social hierarchy of the Great Chain of Being by forbidding the marriage of Candide and Cunegonde. Human suffering breeds existentialism, which causes people to question their place in the world. People with miserable lives often ask themselves why they were cursed with such a burden, but they do nothing to end their suffering. After the old woman shares her tragic story with Cunegonde, she berates herself for still wanting to live, in spite of everything she has been through: “This ridiculous foible is perhaps one of our most fatal characteristics; for is there anything more absurd than to wish to
According to Brent, “The painful and humiliating memory will haunt me to my dying day” Brent, A Perilous Passage in The Slave Girl’s Life). She regrets going against God’s words, but had to give away her purity in hopes of freedom. In reference to Welter, “Woman must preserve her virtue until marriage and marriage was necessary for her happiness. Yet marriage was, literally, an end to innocence” (Welter, 158). Not being able to live up to what the North had in mind for white womanhood, meant that she was deemed unworthy of happiness just for the fact she tried to free herself by giving up her virtue.
If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” Although she had great influence on her husband’s decisions, he would ultimately forget about the ladies. During the American Revolution colonists came to change the tyranny that they were once ruled under. Women would believe that they were fighting for their freedom. They were then brainwashed into thinking that their stereotypical life was not bad, but helping win the war by staying at home and keeping quiet.
She asks her sister, “Shall we not perish wretchedest of all, / If in defiance of the law we cross / A monarch 's will?” (_Antigone). Even when compared with the dishonorable deaths of her family members, Ismene believes that going against the will of a monarch is worse. Ismene is the polar opposite of Antigone, she is complacent and law abiding where Antigone defies the law in accordance with her own values. This has taught her that she and Antigone are “weak women, [...], Not framed by nature to contend with men” (_Antigone). As the case of Ismene shows, faith in law, and the following the societal expectations, creates someone who is largely complacent.
Not only was Medea exiled from inanimate things, but Jason also exiled her from himself. She was a misfit in Corinth. She associated with the wrong religion, wrong language, wrong relatives, and alas, not nearly as astounding or useful to the ambitious Jason as Glauce, daughter of King Creon of Corinth. Jason didn’t want to deal with the problems Medea held, so he did what he could to get rid of her as quick as possible. To do this, he married Glauce and banished Medea so that she was not present with the problems she had the potential to cause.
Nora 's epiphany occurs when the truth is finally revealed. As Torvald unleashes his revulsion against Nora and her crime of forgery, the protagonist realizes that her husband is not who she thought he was at all. Torvald has no intention of taking the blame for Nora 's crime. She thought for certain that he would selflessly give up everything for her, like she given up so much for him. When he fails to do this, she accepts the fact that their marriage has been an illusion.