Medea was a priestess which made her familiar with the concept of sacrifice. At the point of time when she killed her children, she was not a mother but solely a priestess. This portrays Euripedes’ belief that victims who are betrayed turn against their tormentor and everything related to their tormentor. Even though Medea wins over Jason by filling it with pain and sorrow, she does lose a lot. The phrase “Medea why lie down with death?” shows Medea’s desire to exchange her marriage bed with a death bed due to the intense pain she went through.
Lady Macbeth’s cruel and dark natures carried her through even though she wasn't happy. She couldn’t keep her hands clean, planning and executing the king's murder with her husband. At times she was showed as weak, it was portrayed as evil intentions. As said all humans are capable of anything, compassion, and great
He kills people and commits serious crimes. Now she throws this term out there in an attempt to save her own life which it does not. The grandmother is very narcissistic. When she is shot the Misfit says “She would have been a good woman, if it had been some-body there to shoot her every minute of her life.” (O’Connor,
Unfortunately Medea's desire to exact revenge on Jason is greater than her love for her children and Medea is determined to satisfy her thirst for revenge through the children. She thinks only goal of revenge on Jason, not of the consequences it may bring. When she tells the chorus about the plan of killing her children, they wonder “to kill your own children! Can you steal your heart?'' To which she replies ''This is the way to deal Jason the deepest wound.''
One being murderous. She is willing to kill an innocent family for the sake of more room for her children. She proves to be quite the killer when Darzee’s wife tells Rikki-tikki “-oh, come quickly-she means killing!”(24) She plans on killing Teddy when she goes up to his leg and says “...move I strike, and if you do not move, I strike.”(25) As you can tell, Nagaina does not value the lives of anyone except Nag, her kids, and herself. Only a murderous snake would do these kinds of things. To Nagaina’s misfortune, Rikki-tikki gets the upper hand when they fight to the death.
Once her father comes in, Juliet attempts to also sever the bond, although he manages to do it all himself, threatening “for my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee” if she does not end up marrying Paris. Lastly, and most importantly, Juliet turns away from her closest confidant and friend, the Nurse. Juliet calls her a “damned old lady” and ‘wicked fiend,” stating that “thou and (her) bosom henceforth shall be twain.” Although she says this to herself, in her mind, she is breaking the last of her ties to childhood, she realises she can’t rely on her Nurse anymore. This last step is the final difference, bringing her changing loyalties into light. Juliet clearly demonstrates that they are to her
Lise is calling the shots, she is in the driver 's seat, metaphorically in the sense that she holds the authority, and literally in that she physically has to drive Richard to the place where she instructs him to kill her. Although a women being put into a position where she is the fragile victim about to be killed is not a positive depiction of a powerful women, Lise breaks the perception of what feminism is seen as. She does this by taking a common patriarchal characteristic and turning it into a feminist one. Lise playing the victim while simultaneously being the one in control is an example of how Spark portrays this new brand of feminism. Spark is mocking while at the same time creating a new perspective of feminism and what it means to write a feminist
To me, both stories are very similar; tales where the “blind” husband is made a cuckold of by one of his close friends. The reason why the Wife of Bath’s prologue is last is because she seems so unhappy. The fact that her tale was about her wishes, proves that she is not content with her life. She has yet to be loved as more than just a pretty face or a wealthy noble. This tale is known for the “Dorigen’s Complaint,” where she talks about all of the women through history who have killed themselves when in a position where they might lose honor.
Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth, pushes him over the edge and manipulates him into murdering the king. Lady Macbeth does many evil things throughout the play, but the guilt and her weakness causes her to crack under pressure. Lady Macbeth has shown her true, wicked intelligence through planning out the murder of Duncan. However, she soon breaks under the pressure showing how weak she really is. She
First, her boyfriend dumps her, then he calls her vulgar names, and lastly, he kills her father. Just one of these traumatic events could make a character go mad, but the combination of the three justifies Ophelia’s madness. The use of these three tragic events in Ophelia’s life makes her madness reasonable. The first event to happen that changes Ophelia’s demeanor is her relationship problems with her boyfriend, Hamlet. In Act III, Scene I of the play, Ophelia says to Hamlet “My lord, I have remembrances of yours, That I have longed long
But with her mother dead and her father bitter, those feelings are foreign to Lily. Especially since she is trapped, tormenting herself over the fact that she was the one to shoot her mother. Despite it being a terrible accident. Sue Monk Kidd expresses to the readers how much death can trap someone in their own mind through Lily. You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died.
McCormick made the point that running away is not as much of an option because of the threats of being beaten if one chooses that option. When Lakshimi first arrives at the brothel she fights back when a customer tries to rape her. Mumtaz does not like this so she beats her to the point where her entire body was scared. Lakshimi is scared to run away because she was told that Mumtaz’s goons will catch her and bring her back to Mumtaz to get beaten again. Lakshimi compares Mumtaz to a monster when she says “Only a monster can do what [Mumtaz] does to innocent girls,” (McCormick 231).The protagonist has been in the brothel the longest and she’s seen girls get kicked to fend for themselves or kill themselves, but she is “... afraid to imagine a life outside this place,” (McCormick 208).
However, Tally a sixteen year old Ugly has a problem with getting the operation because her friend ran away. Getting her back is the only way to become a Pretty. She was willing to give up her friend for beauty but regretted it after learning the truth about the operation. By turning pretty not only does your appearance change but so does your mind, the way you think and what you think. Tally destroyed the Smoke because she is a selfish, hesitant, and subservient person.
At the begging I see Liesel as an innocent girl. Unfortunately that all changes once her life changes with losing both her mother and brother. Throughout the movie Liesel loses innocence almost everyday. She finds hardship through losing family and friends to the Holocaust, to Death. But there is more to losing her innocence then Death.
The online messages break one down and being told to “kill yourself,” starts to not seem like such a bad idea. All of the bad thoughts come alive and leaving life seems like the only way to escape. Leslie Gatlin in I Swear by Lane Davis made the tragic decision to commit suicide after being bullied by a group of girls in her school. Lane Davis gives the message in this