Gladiator is a movie that follows the journey of Maximus who chooses the path of a gladiator to avenge his family 's death after the murder of his emperor. Having been mentally distressed by the death of their loved ones, Hamlet and Maximus both undertake a challenging test to avenge the ones they love. First, both Hamlet and Maximus lose leaders they love due to greed for the throne. This is the main cause for Hamlet to get upset and pursue his plan for revenge and what causes Maximus to rebel against the new emperor. These scenes are arguably the most important in their stories and relates them closely together.
The Oedipus complex concerns a son’s desire for his mother and his competition with his father for her attention whereas the Electra complex is the female version of this and involves a daughter’s competition with her mother for her father’s attention and love . The themes of madness in The Bough Breaks are thought to be caused by the gods as well as Agamemnon’s ghost, but now we can analyse these symptoms of madness using psychoanalysis but also show that the Electra complex is
Oedipus demonstrates characteristics of anger and insanity. Oedipus believed he formed a royal family with his wife Jocasta, but little did he know Jocasta was actually his mother and he killed his father. Once Oedipus realized the traumatic event may be true he demanded for answers and seeked for witnesses. When the shepherd arrived, Oedipus
Macbeth’s fate is not just determined by Malcolm reclaiming the throne, but revenge for murdering Macduff’s family. Macbeth’s fate is in the hands of Macduff either he will rise or fall. Macbeth suffers from the decisions that he makes. For example, when Malcolm and Macduff come back to battle him. Macduff says Despair thy charm, and let the angel whom thou still hast served Tell thee, Macduff was from his mother’s womb Untimely ripped.
Peter and his sister believed that, “the room is there mother and father, far more important in their lives than their real parents”(Bradbury 8). In other words, the room had usurped their mother and father rendering their real parents non essential. Thus, making it seem alright to kill of their parents in order to protect the nursery. Secondly, in The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe a character murders a friend who infringed upon his family's honor. Montressor became enraged by the fact that his family’s named had been scoffed on and began to devise a plan to avenge his maiden name.
While Beowulf counters and states Unferth had killed his brothers for having knowledge of his mother; his "own close kinsmen"(Unknown lines 505). Then there's the wife, which expressed her feelings of anger toward her husband. For example, she had wished misfortune to fall upon her husband. In addition, difference is
Beowulf’s second epic battle is against another monster—Grendel’s mother. Heorot Hall went from celebrating Beowulf’s victory in the epic battle against Grendel to lose their precious victory trophy—Grendel’s hand. In the block quotation below, readers are able to realize that Grendel’s mother is shocked with the death of her son. Not being mentally resilient, Grendel’s mother is unable accept her son’s death; this causes her to invade Heorot Hall and steal her son’s “bloodied hand.” Nonetheless, readers are also able to conclude that will attempt to seek revenge for he son’s
Curley decided that since Lennie violently shook and killed his beloved wife, he should be the one to kill Lennie. Not only that, but furthermore that Lennie is to be shot in the gut, so that he can have a slower, more painful death. But, this was not alright with George, so he decides to do something about it. A lady named Brittany Maynard was speaking over the phone to the press and said, "I'm not killing myself. Cancer is killing me.
The fact that Oedipus and Epicaste get married after he killed his father, Odysseus is probably worried that the same might happen to him. Especially after meeting Agamemnon in the underworld, who says that women are evil and don’t trust them because they may kill you.
Medea: The Revengeful “Let death destroy Jason and Jason’s children! Let the whole ancestry of Jason be destroyed!” (Fredrick, 2015 , p. 18) Studying the case of Medea, effects of PTSD made her commit Spouse revenge filicide because she wanted to punish her husband, Jason, for betraying her and breaking the oath he took. In his article, Combat Trauma and physiological injury, Brian Lush uses the same method Jonathan Shay used to interpret Achilles’s actions in the Iliad for Medea’s situation. Lush explains “Although Euripides did not cast Medea as a male solider as its protagonist, the play depicts Medea as suffering from the background Trauma, betrayal, isolation and consequent symptoms attributed to combat veterans with lasting psychological injuries” (Lush, 2014, p. 25). Hence using Lush’s view on Medea’s character as a devoted warrior suffering from Traumatic hardships in her experiences with the man she gave everything to, we can understand why she wanted revenge.