Summary of Oresteia: The Libation Bearers/Cheophoroi The Libation Bearers is the second play in the trilogy of Oresteia. The first play titled Agamemnon tells the story of how Clytemnestra had an affair and planned to kill her husband Agamemnon for many deeply rooted reasons, and accomplished it. The second play starts with a nightmare. Years after Agamemnon’s death, Clytemnestra dreamt she laboured a serpent which she loved and cared for like a child. She offered the snake her milk but as it bore its fangs onto her teat, blood mixed with milk and its tongue fed on the pink mixture.
Especially in such a puritan society, such as Salem, the Devil is recognized as a malicious creature who is behind the “Witchcraft” and “sickness” taking place. As Mr. and Mrs. Putnam attempt to jump to conclusion that “there are hurtful, vengeful spirits layin hands on these children”(15), Mrs. Putnam justifies the idea with how she “ha[s] laid seven babies unbaptized in the earth… and yet, each would wither in [her] arms the very night of their birth. I have spoke nothin… and now, this year, my Ruth... shrivels like a sucking mouth were pullin’ on her life too”(15). Mrs. Putnam displays this new notion of death and sickness now being symptoms of the Devil. For the Devil, his power is manufactured by the residents of Salem, more so, their fear and concern towards the Devil.
Salem, Massachusetts in the year sixteen ninety-two is remembered as a time of mass hysteria. The citizens of Salem were being “attacked” by an unseen force, of whom they perceived to be none other than Satan himself. The common belief was that the devil recruited witches to do his dirty work for him. They believed these witches were hidden right under their noses, members of their own town. The citizens felt it was their duty to destroy the witches for the good of the community.
The Creature begins with killing the people that are most dear to Victor. Satan does the same thing in a similar way by bringing death to God’s own children. Lucifer causes trouble and even mortality to Adam and Eve’s perfect life. Once he introduces sin to them, all of God’s children thereafter are doomed. It is from these actions, that it is easily said that the Monster and Satan are damned for eternity.
He contradicts himself when talking to Polyphemus about eating his own guests because in reality, he most likely would´ve killed anyone who stepped foot into his home. ¨That left Odysseus waiting in his hall as Athena helped him plot the slaughter of the suitors.¨ (19. 1-2) This quote shows that Athena is in on Odysseus wanting to kill all of the suitors, which can be the reason why
Circe takes part in the love triangle, after she heard his love story, she fell madly in love with him, but he never loved her back. Circe became exasperated, she was angered, not with her love, but with Scylla, due to the jealousy of her, she unleashed her wrath upon the beautiful Nymph by making a poisonous potion instead. She started to pour it in the pool where Scylla usually bathed in. The first touch of her of body into the pool, turned her into the Hideous Monster of all, her body ripped out from the inside, her two legs morphed into twelve legs . Blood and flesh was everywhere, six heads took place, each head had frightening three rows of vicious sharp teeth able to shred anything.
Ideologies intoxicated the society in which Macbeth was produced. Beliefs plagued the monarchy, which resulted in conservative, cautious and imperious mindsets. Written in 106 by infamous William Shakespeare, Macbeth tells of the ambitious Macbeth who gains prophecies from three witches. Hungry for the throne, Macbeth and his wife descend into a battle of evil and wreck havoc on the Kingdom. Macbeth challenges the patriarchal view of the society by critiquing the feminine qualities of aLady Macbeth.
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God includes parts of The Tragedy of Macbeth like the motif of prophecies and Macbeth’s vantage about life. From the play, the witches foretold the future to Macbeth and Banquo where Macbeth “shalt be king hereafter!” (1.3.50) and Banquo “shalt get kings,” (1. 3. 67) for offspring but not Macbeth. Similarly, from the drama, a grandma fortune-teller delivered a prophecy to the warrior who was turned into a goblin.
As vampires are often shown to be immortal and how humans are mortal, both cannot exactly die together. Vampires can be immortal unless they are killed through by the method of staking them through the heart and or cutting off their head. Though most often homosexual women would have to assimilate into a heteronormative society as it was uncommon for a woman to remain unmarried in the Victorian Gothic era, unless she was a prostitute. Similarity to same sex couples, relationships between an immortal being and a mortal being parallels the inconsistency of their way of being. The way how Carmilla and Laura cannot die together show how even an immortal being such as vampire would be able to be together with a human whether it is physically or with death, societal norms
It’s backed up by the science of magic which helped by the advance of science of urban centres from the declined belief in witchcraft in the 18th century. Meaning witches used science and medicine to heal people (Cheung 539). Lastly, a witch has appeared in cases of the Bible. In 1 Samuel 28, King Saul dreaded the battle outcomes and decided to summon Witch of Endor to raise ghost of prophet Samuel to