In the play, Medea, by Euripides, Medea seeks revenge upon her unfaithful lover, Jason. She goes so far that in the process she poisons his new bride and murders the children of her own blood. Throughout the story Medea is characterized as an evil woman who is vengeful, deceitful, and insane. The characterization of Medea reveals that once a person decides on vengeance there is no stopping the devastation that follows.
One last time, Mariam did as she was told.” (371). The villain Rasheed was the reason why there was a sacrificer. Mariam saw the evil in Rasheed when he was trying to kill Laila and she knew that if she did not killed him, he would hurt the people she loved. Mariam killing Rasheed it lead to her taking the conscious and her dying, which is the moment Mariam became the sacrificer because she died for the one she loved.
If anyone is responsible for the death of Macbeth, it is Lady Macbeth. She pressured him into killing all of the people he murdered throughout the story. Macbeth never felt comfortable with the murders he committed and his guilt showed, which lead people to suspect him of all of the killings. Additionally, Macbeth is defeated after Lady Macbeth’s death, indication he did all of his awful deeds for his wife.
(Euripides 31). Medea takes pity on herself. This is why the whole play is so horrific. She thinks because she has lost one loved one she must punish him. In result she lost all her loved ones because she murders her own children.
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.”
From murder to greed Shakespeare’s Macbeth portrays a story of how one’s flaws can transform into a person’s way of thinking and acting. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth changes from a cold-hearted, greedy, shell of a human body into a guilt ridden woman. Her selfish desires met with ambition and a want for power pushed her into driving Macbeth to kill Duncan. Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth become very guilty because of the crime they have committed.
Here he threatens Celie the victim by telling her he’ll kill her mother. The language Alphonso used had an everlasting effect on Celie it resulted in her becoming passive and not fighting to be treated fairly. Her forced silence is an example of how women are treated in an unjust manner. When Albert/Mr. _____ sister Kate
(Sophocles 64). All of this was too much for her to handle so she decided it would just be easier if she just took her life. Creon finds out the death of his wife through a messenger and blames himself, for his actions led all of his sorrows to happen. “I, I was the slayer, I say it, unhappy, of thee!” (Sophocles
She first began to reveal her sociopathic tendencies in Act I, Scene VI when she lied, without remorse, to King Duncan -- flattering him as she plotted to end his life. This scene exposes two key indications of antisocial personality disorder in the character: pathological lying and disregard for the effect her actions have on others. As the act continues, Lady Macbeth further justifies her ASPD when she states (in Scene VII) that she would willingly kill her own child -- “I would, while [the child] was smiling in my face, have plucked my
While most Greek tragedies would involve the victim directly murdering the violator, Ino, Procne, and Medea defy this convention and instead use their children as pawns for revenge. Instead of murdering the enemy in cold blood, the loss of one’s children incites enough rage, sadness, and defeat to destroy anyone. The next point that Mills addresses is the debate over whether Medea is a supernatural figure or a human being driven to extremes by passion. He reflects on the history of Medea’s character; how she was an outsider who came to Greece and became an outsider once again after she was exiled and her instances of procuring various spices and herbs to create concoctions of healing potions. But despite her mystical past, her powers do not have a history of being used viciously.
He is ultimately correct, when Medea causes the death of both Creon and the princess, but it does not make the original decision just. After the deaths of the king and his daughter, Medea feels that her justice will not be completed until Jason is punished as well. In seeking this justice, Medea performs the most violent act against natural law by killing her own children. By committing action the idea of justice becomes more problematic. Medea 's attempt to seek justice leads to a deeper injustice, and the conflicts of justice and natural law is revealed to be unattainable.
Upon first reading this play, emotions of anger, disappointment, and relief swirled to the surface. The fact that Medea was to escape without any consequences angered me so much, but as I thought about it more, my emotions began to shift. It wasn’t as if Medea murdering her children was something she wanted to do. She had to have gone through so much to push her to that point. How can I better justify her actions and relate it to a 21st century audience?
From a young age, society teaches that every cause has an effect, every action a consequence. Children are taught this in many ways, one being how to follow rules. If one doesn’t follow rules, the consequence is a punishment of some sort. In Euripedes’ Greek tragedy, Medea, the main character, Medea, is mourning the loss of her husband who has left her and their two children to marry the princess of Corinth. As one can imagine, Medea is outraged at how Jason has treated their family after all Medea has done for him.
This is an ironic statement as Medea is actually planning to kill her children, a fact which the audience does not yet know about. Jason uses another form of rhetorical stretching, which includes his plea that leaving his wife and children was a ‘wise move’, and that the decision was made with Medea’s best interests at heart, as much an attempt to convince himself as much as the audience. The chorus is quick to point out that ‘You have betrayed your wife and are acting badly.’ The Nurse is our first instance of anagnorisis during the play. Though an ancient Greek audience would well be in tune with the stories in Greek mythology, the Nurse’s role would still have proved important, as she was a tool Euripides used to transport the audience
Modern Day Medea When reading the play Medea one might not think of Stephen King’s novel Carrie. There are however, many similarities between the two stories and the two main characters. Both characters were wronged and humiliated by people close to them. Both characters were also willing to use their supernatural abilities to take revenge on those who had wronged them.