The preceding events act as a justification of the ultimate fates for both parties, perpetuating the pessimistic climate of the text, as well as maintaining the functions of verismo. It is interesting if one is to consider the life of luxury Peppa might have indulged in, had she not sought out Gramigna, and the unfortunate downward spiral that occurs as a result. Gramigna, bloodied and beaten, is paraded through the streets on a cart, Peppa in tow. She is handcuffed and branded a mistress – a scoundrel of sorts, bringing shame in her wake. Her mother was forced to sell the wedding paraphernalia, along with an array of gold to finance her daughter’s freedom.
This play centers around the servant Pseudolus, a Greek name which means ‘liar’. It is an apt name for him because he is a skilled liar and a master of mischief. Pseudolus is also extremely intelligent, often more so than his upper class masters Simo and Calidorus. The play Pseudolus is interesting as it depicts a slave (Pseudolus) as
To some, Arias came across as a manipulative psycho, while to others, she was a bit more understandable as a scorned and potentially abused lover. Because of these complications, the jury relied heavily on the expert testimony of two forensic psychologists to explain the facts behind the deception (Perrotti, 2012). Forensic psychology,
Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s right hand woman is one of Shakespeare's most famous female characters. She is portrayed by society and critiques as an evil, horrible person as it was her idea to kill Duncan. Others such as I believe, Lady Macbeth is a multifaceted character as she has many different traits contrary to just pure evil. She has an immense amount of control, ambition and guilt. These three traits correlate with one another to form the unique individual Lady Macbeth is.
Douglass’s Message to Women Frederick Douglass gives many examples of the treatment of women like the following passage: “this is done too obviously to administer to their own lusts, and made a gratification of their wicked desires profitable as well as pleasurable; for by this cunning arrangement, the slaveholder, in cases not a few, sustains to his slaves the double relation of master and father.” (Douglass 1183) Through this passage, Douglass brings to light that enslaved women are raped by their masters because of the master’s lust and the master’s desire to produce more slaves. By looking at the passage in the context of the rest of Narrative of Life, Douglass makes it clear that women who are raped by their masters and birth a child from the rape have it worse than others because of the excess brutality they receive from the master’s wife.
e themes of jealousy and deception in the domestic play “Othello” by Shakespeare are one of the major ones, because they build up the plot of the story and appear through out the text. The jealousy and deception have touched each character of the play: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Roderigo, Cassio, Emilia, Bianca and Brabantio, however Othello’s jealousy has been manipulated by perhaps most jealous character Iago, who’s jealousy has caused unwarranted deaths, what makes him a villain. Othello, the general of the armies of Venice, who has been living a passionate life, who acts instantaneously and is a trusting person, whom jealousy has consumed and had ‘swell into a well high incontrollable flood’ as the critic A.C. Bradley in “Shakespearean Tragedy
Purpose: Douglass firmly believed that slavery was not only poisonous and dangerous for slaves, but for slaveholders as well and he used this event to prove his assertion. Quote: “The fatal poison of irresponsible power was already in her hands, and soon commenced its infernal work. That cheerful eye, under the influence of slavery, soon became red with rage; that voice, made all of sweet accord, changed to one of harsh and horrid discord; and that angelic face gave place to that of a demon.” (Douglass, 47-48)
She insults him and calls him a coward while also questioning his manhood which makes Macbeth come to a realization that not killing the king is the way of a coward and he is motivated to carry out the plan and murder the king because of Lady Macbeth’s insults and speech that she gives him. By successfully persuading Macbeth into murdering the king this shows that Lady Macbeth is controlling towards people and she can be a very manipulative person. It shows that she is the type of person that gets things done by manipulating other people to do her dirty work for her. Lady Macbeth can simply achieve her own goals by getting into anyone’s head and turning their own conscience against them in, which is essentially what she did to her husband. Macbeth would have never went through with killing King Duncan if Lady Macbeth had never persuaded him because he really does have a soft heart and is good and honorable.
Cleopatra is known for her sexual relations and her thrive for power, yet she had a way with words that allowed her to get away with these offenses that were taboo. She was involved with the two most intellectual romans of her time, and they themselves thought Cleopatra was a goddess. She talked her way into Roman and Egyptian politics and stole the hearts of the Egyptian people even though she was technically Greek. The Romans on the other hand thought she was a harlot who employed sex, used witchcraft, and grasped the power beyond what was proper for women. The Romans created a vast amount of propaganda and twisted the true story of her life.
He accused the citizens of Salem of putting spells on Ruth which resulted in her being “sick”. In conclusion revenge played a major part in the deaths of citizens from Salem. These revenge seekers in “The Crucible” were driven by jealousy and wanted closure to feel better about themselves. The people who were accused of witchcraft were victims of revenge and deceit.
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
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?