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. In Hamlet, Claudius kills King Hamlet which upsets young Hamlet.
The Bough Breaks is one of the three epic plays inside This Restless House by Zinnie Harris which is a modern adaptation based of Aeschylus’ ancient Greek tragedy Oresteia. This trilogy tells the tale of a family struck by madness and murder as Clytemnestra (mother of Electra, Iphigenia and Orestes) murders her husband Agamemnon after he sacrifices their youngest daughter Iphigenia for the gods. This event triggers the downfall of their family as Electra and her brother Orestes suffer with their grief, throwing them into a state of madness just like their mother. This leads to them murdering their own mother in cold blood as well as her new husband Aegisthus as they believed their father demanded revenge. In the end, the family are put on trial
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 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
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.
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.
Whether we realize it or not, we all relentlessly pursue perfection. In our lives, we strive to be something better or at least to...seem that way. To live a life without faults, without the flaws that make everyone else so imperfect, but always seem to fall too far from that ideal. Perfection remains an objective that can never be reached, something that is unattainable and in stark contrast with reality. In Homer’s “The Odyssey” the traces and nuances of this pursuit can be found in the very structure and hierarchy of Ancient Greece.
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.
’s quote through stating that she believed that her father was a German and she thought he was out to get her. Not only does Plath believe that her father is out to get her, but also she believes that he is out to get her mother. This worsens the relationship between Plath and her father. K.G. Srivastava states “In the passage, the poet is describing her father in the ugliest possible manner” (126), this shows us that Plath’s relationship with her father was not the best.
Haemon’s pride leads him to reject his father’s authority and destroys himself out of anger and grief Haemon is so upset that he stabbed himself because he seen that Antigone was dead. People of power such as kings are often forced to chose between family and law. In the book by Sophocles, King Creon has to make such a decision. He issues the edict to outlaw the burial of his traitor nephew, Polyneices. In reaction, his niece Antigone disobeys the law and buries her brother out of loyalty to her family.
The poem I will be analyzing will be “Uncoiling” by Pat Mora. The theme the author is portraying is the personification of a tornado . It has a dark/fearful/grim tone as she describes the storm that is accruing. The author is using similes, and personification to convey the theme. The very first figurative language used in the poem is personification.
In the literary work, “Daddy,” by Sylvia Plath, it demonstrates that a characteristic of her love for her father shows a way of frustration, and exasperation towards him which she faces throughout her lifetime that causes her to become psycho. Although, Plath sets the tone through the structure of the literary work of her use of diction and imagery, she chooses words that demonstrate the character's emotion and bitterness towards the abuse she has lived beneath the authority of her father and later on, her husband. The author, later on uses the structure of German words that sets the tone of diction. Within that in mind, she creates mental imagery through her use of metaphors and similes which permits the reader to attach ideas and transmit
In Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” and Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” both Poets have characters that are telling of their relationship or some kind of interaction the character had with their father. These poems are similar in some ways, but different in some ways. Regardless they both tell of a child and their relationship with their father. However the major difference between the two poems is Daddy is about Plath’s mother not her father; however this has no impact on the differences between the father child relationships in the poem. Both poets view their fathers differently in each of their poems.