Dionysus accentuates in his first foundational dialogue that he is hurting Agave for not embracing Dionysus as a god, born of Zeus. In its place, Agave believes in the propaganda that he is a simple human, born of a male and female. In this view, Agave and her son Pentheus make the mistake of rejecting Dionysus. For this purpose, Dionysus has compelled Agave and all the womenfolk of Thebe making them escape to the mount where they walk about in a frenzy, trying the apparel of the proper Dionysian believers. Agave’s aberrations send her in her insanity to assassinate her own child, and so she turns out to be the target of the same deity she worships in her insanity to revere Dionysus.
In Virgil’s Aeneid, there are numerous occasions of interference of the human lives from multiple gods. The god of love, Venus, intervenes in her son Aeneas life to ensure his destiny. Venus makes Dido, the Queen of Carthage, fall in love with Aeneas to make sure her town accepted him. Juno, the god of marriage, tries to prevent Aeneas from filling his destiny. Juno has Aeneas’s ships set on fire to ruin his fleet and prevent him from founding Rome.
Title The painting “Hercules and Deianira” by Antonio del Pollaiuolo depicts a myth from classical antiquity, of the centaur Nessus abducting the maiden Deianira from her lover, Hercules, who pursues and kills the man-beast. According to legend, the centaur would pull one more trick before his death, convincing Deianira that his blood could be used as a love tonic; when she gives Hercules a robe soaked in the blood potion, he dies in a fit of agony, revealing the centaur’s wicked hoax. The artist chooses for the moment of depiction an instant of pursuit, as Hercules realizes his folly and gives chase to the abductor, bow in hand. “Hercules and Deianira” is massively successful at translating the emotional character of the scene, a moment wrought with anger and anguish, into a visual
Medea plots her revenge by murdering the king, the bride and her two children in order to make Jason suffer and take away everything Jason cared about. The Greek gods felt that Medea was in her right and they proved this by allowing and even helping her escape in the end of the play
“The Aeneid” is an epic poem authored by Publius Vergilius Maro, and is implied to be directed at Vergil’s muse. Vergil primarily wrote the piece in response to Juno’s actions against the Trojans, and appears to disagree with them (he repeatedly wonders aloud how a deity is capable of tormenting an entire race, and if she would retain her honor among the mortals after doing so). Thus, Vergil is motivated by the need to understand and explain why Juno and those around her acted the way they did, to see if they were justified. In “The Aeneid,” Vergil depicts that Juno, Aeneas, and Venus suffered due to fear, pain, and compassion, respectively.
Helena attempts to control Demetrius by betraying her friends in hopes that he would fall for her. Routinely, Helena tries to gain Demetrius’s love for instance, when she asserts, “Stay though thou kill me, sweet Demetrius!”(Shakespeare.86.1.70). Demetrius then responds with, “I change thee hence, and do not haunt me thus” (Shakespeare.87.1.70). Despite him being
Body Juliet reacted impulsively and immaturely when informed of Romeo’s banishment, this was part of the cause of both of their deaths. Initially Juliet’s first response to the events were to revile Romeo, referring to him as a "serpent heart, hid with a flow'ring face!" Calling him contradicting names such as a "fiend angelical," which is an angelic devil. Juliet was in a frantic condition and was thoroughly against Romeo for a period of time until the nurse began to revile him, calling him names similar to the ones Juliet had mentioned earlier in the play. Almost instantly, Juliet contradicted her previous comments by saying that Romeo was "not born to shame" She even went to the point of backing up Romeo that she believed her cousin would have killed Romeo regardless, calling her cousin a "villain."
Shakespeare uses an interrogative quote to show Lady Macbeth’s ambition for power attention and greed because she wants to kill the king so she can be queen. Shakespeare here projects Lady Macbeth as a conniving lady who ridicules and challenges her
Are these portrayals of love correct? True love, as described in the Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey, is a genuine commitment to another human in lieu of sexual allure. In the beginning of the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh runs amok through the Sumerian city of Uruk.
Ambition or murder? Lady Macbeth’s ambition and her desire to become the queen is the driving force behind Duncan and her husband’s demise. This can be seen in her decision to act upon the prophecy, her questioning of Macbeth’s manhood when he was unwilling to kill Duncan and the fact that she was the one guilty for coming up with a plan to murder Duncan.
Hera, like her siblings, was swallowed by her father Kronos as soon as she was born. Zeus with the help of Metis later tricked Kronos into a swallowing a potion that forced him to disgorge his offspring. Hera, like her siblings, was swallowed by her father Kronos as soon as she was born. Zeus with the help of Metis later tricked Kronos into a swallowing a potion that forced him to disgorge his offspring. Hera was known for her jealous and vengeful nature, most notably against Zeus 's lovers and offspring, but also against mortals who crossed her, such as Pelias.
It is my opinion that Venus (Aphrodite) was at fault for the cause of the Trojan war. Despite the dispute amongst Venus, Juno (Hera), and Minerva (Pallas, Athene) for who was the fairest, which was caused by Eris, the mortal world did not become involved until Venus chose Helen, the wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta, to be the woman fated to Paris. Once Helen was seduced by Paris and fled with him to Troy, it was then that the Trojan war became unescapable. While other deities were involved in the series of events leading up to the war, I do not believe it would have led to the war between Greece and Troy had Venus chose any woman other than Helen. I do, on the other hand, believe that had the gods not intervened in the Trojan war, and had let
First, the Chorus portrays her to a nightingale, but not just a regular nightingale, but to a woman in Greek mythology named Procne who has been transformed into a nightingale and is grieving over Itys, her dead son. Itys was also mention beforehand when the chorus says “the wild lyric as in clamor to Itys” (1143) to show what the nightingale was grieving about. So Procne was the wife of the king of Athens, however, her husband raped her sister Philomela when Philomela was visiting. As revenge, Procne murdered their own son Itys and served him to her husband. When he found out, he tried to murder both Procne and Philomela, but during the chase, the two women prayed to the gods, who turned them both into birds to escape.