Oedipus’s duty as King is to resolve any conflicts, including the mystery of the murder of King Laius. His pride takes over, and Oedipus becomes very single-minded. His cynical stubbornness writes the story itself, “Let the storm burst, my fixed resolve still holds, / To learn my lineage, be it ne’er so low. / It may be she will all a woman’s pride /
But, she is happy because she believes that her family will be there to “greet [her] gladly”. Antigone was very devoted to her family because she knew that the cost of being caught burying Polynices would be going to her “everlasting prion”. This reveals Antigone’s devotion that ultimately leads to her death. Furthermore, Antigone also spoke about her brother, Polynices. She continued her monologue and said “It was by this service to your dear body, Polynices / I earned the punishment which I now suffer /
Penelope and Odysseus are two constant spouses who have shown their devotion multiple times with Penelope’s weaving plan in order to keep rejecting suitors and Odysseus being true to his heart to Penelope even with many obstacles that stood in his path. Their faithfulness conveys that if a person is loyal, they will be rewarded since they were reunited eventually. On the other hand, Odysseus crew mates and maids deceit and disloyalty resulted to their death and punishment. Overall, the main message is that when people are faithful to one another, their actions will reap rewards, whereas, those those who are untrue will be
Page 141 “No man knows till he experiences it, what it is like to feel his own life-blood drawn away into the woman he loves.” Annotation #4 This quote is important since it shows the readers that Dr. Seward, even though was rejected by Lucy, truly did love her since he gave so much of his blood to her. This quote signifies that Dr. Seward did not understand how such pain of a blood transfusion is eased when it is given to the woman he loves. Dr. Seward felt that he was wholeheartedly giving apart of his life to Lucy, which was for him probably the most deep-rooted connection he has ever had with someone.
The two Guinevere a have great deal of differences between them. Guinevere from Lanval is tremendously disloyal to her own husband. In fact, she is proven disloyal by her actions. Example, she persuades Lanval by whispering "Lanval, I've honored you sincerely, have cherished you and loved you dearly.
Lastly, in contrast to how Lady Macbeth faced her death, Lady Macduff had a clear conscience and thought only of her family's safety, even as she was being pursued by Macbeth's henchmen. The difference between the life stories of the Scottish lords Macduff and Macbeth was largely due to their wives' influence. Overall, Lady Macduff was a much better influence on her husband than Lady Macbeth was.
Hawthorne creates similar characters in these two short stories to state that women are pure, flaws are human, and the flaws have motives of their own. A main theme in Hawthorne’s works is women are pure. This is the case for these two short stories as Georgiana and Beatrice both listen intently to their male counterparts and lack the flaws that the men in their stories contain. Georgiana is supportive of her husband’s decision to attempt to rid her of her birthmark and even as she questions it, she ponders the happiness it would bring
In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, women are rewarded for accepting the decisions of others and repressing their own desires. This is a conscious choice on his behalf, as all of the female characters initially make their own decisions and then are punished into letting others make decisions for them. For example, Hermia, Helena, Titania, and Hippolyta are all disobedient women in some degree. Hermia’s refusal to accept any decision other than her own regarding her marriage, Helena’s redirected love for Demetrius and revealing the elopement, Titania’s determination to care for her adopted son, and Hippolyta’s mythological history are all sources of their condemnation by the men attempting to control them.
Last but not least, Lady Macbeth tries to comfort to spur Macbeth on continuing his plan. Lady Macbeth plays her role of wife very well, she knows how to comfort her husband when Macbeth feels guilty. For instance, when MAcebth worries about Banquo 's posterity will be the king, Lady Macbeth comfort her husband that while they will not live forever, it also spurs Macbeth on to continue his plan of get rid of Banquo 's posterity. When Macbeth feels guilty of killing Ducan, he afraid of his bloody hands, Lady Macbeth smears blood on her hand and uses water to wash it to shows to her husband to continue their plan. Besides, Lady Macbeth also tries to comfort Macbeth by letting him sleep after Macbeth saw the ghost of Banquo and says the reason of we can not fall asleep cause we are the beginners to spur Macbeth on continuing their plan of being king.
Ashley Adegbite Ms Milliner EES21QH-05 1/20/17 Mindset and grit are equaled to success. Growth mindset is the belief that people can get smarter by working harder and practicing. Fixed mindset is the thought that talent and skills develop success without putting any effort. Grit is determination to stick to one thing until you have mastered it. There are certain decisions that an individual makes that will impact grit.
Shakespeare’s Othello, an early 17th century play, is a widely renowned work that is still studied in a psychological aspect worldwide today. The eponym of the play had ambivalent feelings for Desdemona, his wife, that were prevalent in the sense that he’d gone to extreme lengths, such as; abusing her, mistreating her, and ultimately murdering her. This was all due to his inner conflict of his love, yet intense hatred for Desdemona. All of his unsureness about Desdemona, though, was due to his true flaw- insecurity in himself. He had internal feuds about whether he, a black man in 16th century Venice, was a satisfactory husband for a noble white woman.
Emilia: Reinventing Traditional Women’s Roles What constitutes the perfect woman? From childhood, preconceived gender roles have been hammered into my mind, with women being presented as delicate, submissive and sweet. In William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello,” Emilia acts as a force to challenge women’s conventional roles; accenting the play’s overall emphasis on prejudice and society’s overbearing stigmas. Her contribution to evoking change within women’s attitudes is clearly shown through her loyalty, views on equality, and heroism which fuels Othello’s themes regarding gender roles. Emilia plays a fascinating character in terms of loyalty and being true to the mold of the ideal Shakespearean woman.
Iago plan to destroy Othello evolves when he notices Desdemona's assertive behavior towards her father. Iago realizes this characteristic because Iago's wife, Emilia, is a cynical character that is similar to Desdemona's assertiveness. He is already accustomed to his own idea that women are objects because he is crude and disdainful towards his wife. In act II, scene I, Iago publicly questions Emilia's virtue and loyalty by Desdemona. " Sir, would she give you so much of her lips /