This quote demonstrates the deadly sin of pride because the foolish rioters think they can avenge their friend against an unknown enemy. This sin is used in order to show how pride in one's own self may lead to unwanted repercussions. Because this tale was written in this time period, boasts and pridefulness were common. The use of pride develops the characters from being a band of brothers to becoming each other's murderer.
With this condescending perspective, he is led to believe that he is above all others, which leads to his free choice. His free choice is represented by a quote from the guard surveying Polyneices body, “We saw this girl giving that dead man's corpse full burial rites—an act you’d made illegal” (337). Although Creon's own niece turns out to be the one that went against his word, he still chooses to follow through with the punishment even though the deed Antigone did was morally right. The punishment that he lays upon Antigone is excessive and unjust considering the crime. While in an argument with her, he calls to his guards proclaiming, “Take her and shut her up, as I have ordered, in her tomb’s embrace [...] Then leave her there alone, all by
Fortunately, both acts of greed and maliciousness met justice by the hands of Louis. Louis exhibited another core attitude of the period’s people, the common attitude that evil acts must be faced with deserving justice, which often included violent punishments. With Ebles of Roucy, Louis fought to stop his crimes and “the plunderers themselves were plundered and the torturers tortured with the same or even more pain then they had used to torture others,” bringing swift justice to the band of criminals (Suger 35). William of Normandy and his supporters met their fate when Louis sent a host of knights to deal his just punishment,
He calls them a “demonization of the independent working-woman” ( 2011, p.105). Grossman states that the character of a femme fatale is repeatedly depicted as an antagonist or a dangerous woman, which causes the audience to not side with her or feels any sympathy towards because the patriarchy is structured in a way where man is supposed to have all the power and women cannot (p.4). Most femme fatale become either power hungry or tainted, which leads them to be
Dana was drawn to this particular scene after Rufus had raped Alice and had attempted to kill Isaac (Alice’s husband), because it gave Dana insight to Rufus and Alice’s relationship,“I was beginning to realize that he loved the woman - to her misfortune. There was no shame in raping a black woman, but there could be shame in loving one” (124). It was shameful to love a black women back in 1820s, because she is considered just an object rather than a human being with real emotions. However, it was completely and totally acceptable to rape a black women back then without there being an real
Though it often leads one to perform criminal acts, Howard argues that it is a necessary component in the functioning of society. He points out that revenge is a threat that acts as a disincentive to undeserved violence. Revenge is an emotion that has not only consumed many, it has been simplified that in all fairness one turn deserves another. Within the Iliad and its ever-present themes, the theme of revenge is against the Trojans due to Paris taking Meleanus ' wife Helen who was claimed to be the most beautiful woman in the land. Also, Achilles goes against Agamemnon who to take revenge on Achilles takes away his prize that he rightful deserved and
Shakespeare, like any other man in the 16th and 17th century, saw ambitious and dominant women as evil and even disturbing or disturbed. From Macbeth, we can see Shakespeare feels women should be challenged and punished because they are trying to change society. Nowadays these ambitious and dominant women are regarded as brave and respected because of their ambition, such as Lady Macbeth’s ambition to become Queen. Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as mentally disturbed. At first, rather than putting all the blame on Macbeth she is proud of her involvement in the murder stating: “My hands are of your colour but I shame to wear a heart so white.” Initially this villainizes her as she is in control rather than being an obedient wife going against Jacobean stereotypes
That is why, the acts of Griselda seem to be absurd. Secondly, she does not have a high self-esteem, every time she allows the king to take an advantage of her. Griselda has become his object, she does not have her own mind. No matter what she decides to do, because she degrades herself each time. Griselda fulfil the king's every single whim, even though it hurts her.
Through the novel, we can see how Gilead negatively affects the psychology and mentality of the handmaids that makes them to give up to the system and brain washes them. One example is Janine. She is rejecting her victimization and ignorant of her own victimization, Janine looks revolting, pathetic, and distressed. For example, Offered describes Janine as pitiful since she tries to fulfill Gilead’s roles. She describes her how she throws herself into the testifying and feels arrogance in describing her rape story and abortion; subsequently, feels guilty when she had done nothing wrong.
She generated a living monster who cared only about himself and his power. Macbeth changed from a quiet, overall good man, into a vicious murderer. Lady Macbeth altered her aspiration from a fearless, careless women into someone who over analyzes and guilts herself. Lady Macbeth not only feels guilty for the king but for Macduff’s wife as well. She reflects back on the MacDuff family murder and feels great guilt because they displayed characteristics of truly good people.
“Athena”: Goddess of Revenge People who are extremely self involved become very defensive and cruel when entered into harsh circumstances. Athena, also known as the goddess of war and wisdom, had a kind heart, but when people betrayed her during the war, her morals changed. Athena contributed her power and superior morality to her people, but throughout the Trojan War, Athena only sought revenge and evil, hence proving she is more villainous than heroic. Due to Athena’s self interest during the Trojan War, she is put in situations where her villainous personality comes to light. Athena was named the goddess of war and wisdom from her wonderful actions towards the people in Greece.
Dr. Mosgrave pronounces Lady Audley mad simply as a result of Robert’s concern for their family name. He, however, sees her actions more as a “conspiracy” (Bronte), as the crimes were logically thought out, acting on desperation rather than insanity. Despite Lady Audley admitting that she is mad, it is easy to question whether this is only an attempt to excuse her of the crimes she has committed. Braddon criticizes the notion that insanity is the only explanation for women who do not accept the limitations placed on them by a repressive society. Instead of being detained for her crimes, Lady Audley is sent to a maison de santé in Belgium and left to die