She hates Solange because she reminded her of their position, of their reality. Though she is the favoured one between the 2 sisters, she is more venomous in her hatred for her Mistress as she really tried her best to make the mistress drink the poison tea. At the end of the play, she wanted to die as the mistress so she can die free in her fantasy world and can break her sister out from servitude by making her a criminal. The Mistress Age: Late
I think the monstrous theme to point out would be just the Wife of Bath. She was a monster within herself and had evil tactics in which her mates never picked up on but were naïve to her wrong doings. For example, “I got the best of each one, finally, By trick, or by force, or by some kind of thing” (page 113). These monstrous tactics she did to lure her mates in by getting them drunk enough to be incoherent and then lie about all of the wrong things that were done to her. Which in turn she would use to her own advantage to get what she wanted out of them.
Orual’s selfish actions in ‘Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis makes her seem like an immoral person. She is extremely reliant on those she cares about to provide joy in her life, and she selfishly tears others away from their personal happiness to fuel her own. Though she claims she does so for the benefit of the others, she only causes more pain. However, in ‘Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis, Orual’s selfishness and possessiveness stems from the love she holds for those in her life, therefore readers can sympathize with her and the consequences of her actions are mitigated. The person Orual undeniably loves the most is her sister, Psyche.
Why? Oh that's the beautiful part. Beautiful only in the sense of what she made of herself because of what happened. Don't get me twisted, what happened to her is absolutely tragic. Artemisia Gentileschi had been raped, just as her subject in “Judith Slaying Holofernes” had been.
This emotion causes people to do all sorts of things that they might regret later on as portrayed in Louisa May Alcott’s Novel, “Little Women”. After Josephine ignored her sister Amy for burning her book, both sisters felt awful for what they did. Theodore Laurence implored Margaret for forgiveness because he pulled a harsh prank that hurt her. Mr. Laurence regretted not having a good relationship with his son because of a silly fight that drifted the family apart. This feeling of regret teaches a person to learn, grow and flourish into a stable, patient
Phaedra and Medea The women of Euripides are sympathetic victims of the patriarchy. From the start of both plays it is clear that Phaedra from Hippolytus and Medea from Medea by Euripides are both fated to be victims because their actions, though cruel, are simply reactions to the injustices they have been subject to and occur as a result of the lack of power among women and the subsequent actions of women that can arise from oppression. Both women cause severe pain to their husbands and children in order to preserve themselves. Moreover, Phaedra and Medea are complex and well-developed characters, antithetical to the ideal Greek woman, that utilize their small amount of power in unexpected ways with dramatic consequences. The theme of women being helpless, having little power and being bound to maternal chains is established early on in Hippolytus.
‘’Too trivial are the deeds I recall- those things I did as a girl. 'Tis time for deeper passion; now I am a mother, more impressive crimes are expected. Gird yourself in fury, with all your frenzy ready yourself for destruction!’’ Quoted above some lines from Medea’s monologue, here it is seen that she prays to the gods and hopes them to help her to accomplish her evil and brutal vengeance. In addition to that she reveals her destructive mental state against her husband and she is aware of her power as a mother, she knows her revenge will be greater as she is not the girl anymore who flees with Jason from Colchis. In monologue of Medea, we witness her rage but we do not know what she is mad at.
Many stories about young and beautiful maidens end up in tragedy and this is no different, but the only difference here is how this maiden life events are woven by the threads of fate. In this section of my research, I will try to make a connection that makes an analogical relation between Medusa and Lucy Grealy in order to show my topic Autobiography and Metamorphosis in Greek Mythology. Medusa 's life obviously was not an easy one, she had to live with herself wearing the mask of a monster, that is unbearable to gaze upon others, because if she give a one stare upon the living, they will turn into lifeless stone statues that are unable to be free and live anymore. As any other monster her fate is to be exiled and not be able to live with anyone, she has to live alone in the Gorgon 's cave unable to let anyone near her again . “ Medusa was a formidable foe, since her hideous appearance was able
She is a tragic character, who is unable to exist in the world which surrounds her so she makes up a better world in her imagination. The world she wishes to live in. People can sympathize with Blanche because of all the tragedy in her life. Susan Henthorne writes in her essay A Streetcar Named Desire, Death and desire bring Blanche to this low point in her life. She never recovers from the devastating death of her young husband, indirectly caused by the nature of his sexual desire.
Nonetheless, closer to the conclusion of the play, Jason insinuates that Medea is a barbarian whom will not make any sense of Greek institutions and values. Many readers of the play may follow him in this judgment. To some extent, this is comprehendible since the author himself provokes us to identify with Jason’s judgment by portraying Medea as a woman who voluntarily murders not only her rivals, but her own flesh and blood in order to gain revenge on her husband for marrying another woman. However, if readers find themselves concurring with Jason, they should halt (Schein
“For the horrors of troy when they are the guilty ones they who destroy”(lines 30-33).Why this is relevant in our society is because people be like Eris. Because she blamed the Gods and Goddesses for her doing. Or like the “From Black Ships” “Eris,the goddess of discord, had been left out because wherever she went she brought trouble with her.” (paragraph 2).Where they didn 't invite her only because she is the goddess of discord. And that 's how people act just cause they don 't like someone or they bring a childish fight doesn 't mean they can not come. “Let us not dwell on things that are past”(lines 52-53).