Medea’s dialogue is the first thing that displays the destruction that will occur after her revenge is successful. Medea formulates a plan to bring maximum pain and suffering into Jason’s life, so she decides that she will “do it-(she’ll) kill (her) children now, without delay.” (1457) Medea is characterized as insane and cold-hearted because she voluntarily kill the children that she herself cared for and raised. Tragedy will occur soon after she creates her
However, unlike most women because of the choice Jason makes Medea seeks revenge. When Medea finds out she and her children are being banished by Corine, she comes up with a plan. Her plan is unusual instead of being rational and deciding how she will move on with her life and how she will provide for her boys, she decides to focus on what is more important to her which is revenge. Medea begs Corinth for one more day in Creon, and he agrees to let her have one more day. With in this one day Medea kills Jason’s loved one she says she does this to hurt him but arguably this hurts her.
Her whole purpose of killing Hrothgar’s friend and wreaking in Heorot is was to avenge Grendel’s death. After Grendel’s death, she channeled all that hatred and grief towards the people that harmed her child. Her love for her child lead her to commit these acts. Even though her actions are considered evil, it is natural to feel some sort of pity and sympathy for Grendel’s mother after her loss. Unlike Grendel, Grendel’s mother doesn't kill or destroy randomly.
Do you know it? Have you heard it?/Don 't you notice when evils due to enemies/are headed towards those we love?" (Antigone, Line 8-12) Antigone proves her familial loyalty when, after her brothers kill each other, King Creon states that only one of the brothers is to be buried. The other brother is dishonored and must be left to rot. Antigone defies Creon 's orders and buries her fallen brother in spite of the law forbidding the act.
And tis not done.” Here she reveals her guilt about the murder of King Duncan and how he resembled her father. If she was truly evil, she would not be over thinking her actions and having her guilty conscious speaking for her in her
Questions are up in the air and people want to know the answer. In the book, Terrible Typhoid Mary the author Bartoletti illustrates the main character by explaining how unvirtuous, this menacing woman really is and how she will intentionally kill people with her disease. First, Mary Mallon threatens anyone who accuses her of being a carrier of typhoid disease. For this reason, when Mary’s best friend and scientist George Soper accuse her of being a carrier for
In most minds, they were simply puppets controlled by the capricious gods. For example, Antigone claims that breaking the law and her impending death is her destiny because of her family’s disturbing past. The Chorus mentions this as they help Antigone process her death sentence: “Man’s fate is determined, will not be denied. The child Antigone pays for the parents’ pride” (41). Unavoidable fate is a theme in many works of literature.
Nothing could stop her. Madame Defarge was one leader in the revolution, hoping to kill as many nobles as she could. She would get joy watching the guillotine kill people. “It was nothing to her, that an innocent man was to die for the sins of his forefathers; she saw, not him, but them. It was nothing to her, that his wife was to be made a widow and his daughter an orphan; that was insufficient punishment, because they were her natural enemies and her prey, and as such had no right to live”.
Even though she is depicted as a murderous monster who worked to destroy her own children through abortion and the revelation of her true identity to Aron, in reality, Cathy solely worked against what she didn’t understand –goodness. This highlights how Cathy also followed the idea of timshel, but she could only follow what she knew –human nature. Not only did Cathy serve as the novel’s main adversary Steinbeck utilizes the evil within her to show how evil could be defeated by goodness. Opposing viewpoints state East of Eden contains underdeveloped, stereotypical female characters argue that Steinbeck categorizes women into two, extreme types: caring mother or heinous villains. However, within the novel, Steinbeck denies his female character’s simplicities by creating multidimensional roles within their womanly archetypes.