Imagine being prescribed a way of life. It seems inconceivable, but it is the life of the characters Moira from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Penelope from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro’s Bitch Planet. The characters live in a totalitarian government that does not allow them to question the leaders and they take harsh measures to punish those who seem to go against the government. In Moira’s society, she is constantly monitored; she is assigned one job and that is to reproduce. Meanwhile, Penelope’s society has imprisoned her in another planet until she can see herself through the eyes of her fathers.
Instead of raising his own voice, he brought his characters to life and gave them his own voice. Medea is also seen speaking on behalf of Euripides. Her attributes were not a representation of a woman but a man. It was necessary for Euripides to characterise Medea as strong and courageous woman who opposes gender inequality yet is able to show a woman in herself. 'She is no ordinary woman', her pride was her strength and her fuel of dedication which drove her to achieve her ambitious goal.
In contrast in the original story “persephone” was not given instruction on how to stay safe which also presented more danger. In contrast” Persephone falling”, Rita Dove the character was given instruction to stay safe as seen on line 3 and 4 when it said “Don't answer to strangers.Stick with your playmates”. That piece of evidence shows that there is some type of danger or risk which can relate back to the theme the danger is
The Odyssey by Homer contains multiple moments where female characters are oppressed or fit into a patriarchy, but there are several moments where these character show signs of rebellion against this oppression. Applying a critical lense of feminism to these characters and relationships create complexities and conflicts within the novel that shine meaning on the world. The character Penelope offers many of these moments. Analyzing the actions, situation, and comparisons with other characters using a the feminist critical lense will show a more enriched version of Penelope and offer a deeper insight of the patriarchy, and how is affects the world. To accomplish this analyzation I have structured this paper into an intro paragraph, four body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph.
I will be offering an analysis of the key themes explored in the play Medea, I will be going in depth on the different themes used throughout the play and give textual evidence, relevant critical material as well as comparing the themes and exploring how they interrelate. From the get go in the play Medea is in troubled situation, one being her husband, Jason, he has wedded a woman who is named Glauke, the daughter of Creon, who is the King of Corinth. Later on in the play Creon exiles Medea and her children from Corinth, she has two sons. We then go on to find that Medea decides she is the woman to take such exploitation; she plans a bloody vengeance and quickly sets about finding a way to kill them all. Murdering her own children isn’t easy
Medea was a divine character. She was the granddaughter of sun god, Zeus. She is not accountable for her actions if the Gods or Fates have influenced the course of her life and are acting through her. Medea desired the moderate life commended by the Gods. However, her husband did not have the same desires and chose to unfaithfully enter a relationship with another woman for political advantage.
In Greek mythology, Persephone was the queen of the Underworld. Her name can be translated to variations of “she who destroys the light” (Lindermans). By many, she was also known as Kore (the Maiden), the Greek goddess of spring. Persephone was the daughter to Zeus and Demeter, both of whom are Olympian gods/goddesses. She is typically depicted holding either a torch or bundles of wheat.
Is Medea´s development through the story the one of a hero or of a mentally unstable? Medea´s character development consists mainly in the transition from suicidal to child-killing hero (or some say). Said transition consists mainly of a physiological struggle between reason and passion, which can be perceived as the struggle of a hero or the struggle of a mentally unstable and sexual-jealous person. The main objective of this essay is to explore these two options in order to develop a more clear understanding of the characteristics of Medea and her actions. At the beginning of the play Medea demonstrates a suicidal and depressing state of mind cause by the psychological harm that her soon to be ex-husband has caused her when he decides to leave her in order to marry Creon´s daughter.
Medea: The River Runs Backwards Medea: The River Runs Backwards, performed by the actors of Zen Zen Zo, explores the use of dance, interactive programs, contemporary performances and song. All of which act as fundamental components to convey the real life emotions of Euripides primeval Greek Theatre tragedy, Medea. It is through the incorporation of the dramatic languages such as roles and relationships, space and mood that the primary themes are highlighted to the audience. Voice and movement and stage craft also allow the audience to be challenged while simultaneously celebrating life through the dramatic meaning, which becomes prevailing over the course of the performance. Dramatic irony played a vital role in the performance execution as it generated suspense and curiosity, involved the audience, established a personal connection and triggered strong emotions.
But despite having the same characteristic as being victimized the four women Ophelia, Gertrude, Hermia, and Hermia have different life styles that contradict how the others live as women in the society. William Shakespeare presents victimization and submission through the