Juno suffers because she fears the fate of her most beloved city, and her actions to prevent it leads to the torment and suffering of the mortal Aeneas and his crew. Aeneas’s suffering at the hands of Juno, in turn, leads to the suffering of his mother Venus as she cares for her son and is distressed to know what he is going through. Early in the piece, Vergil wonders what would lead a god to do what Juno has done, and he then explains clearly the reasons and justifications for Juno’s behavior. However, he also wonders if any mortals would still be willing to worship her and present her for offerings after what she has done. He does not explicitly answer this question, but based on the depictions of suffering she bestowed upon both mortals and the divine, the odds don’t appear to be in Juno’s
Since the people are suffering, Oedipus must find out who killed Lauis fast. Sophocles was well-known for fusing the choruses into the play. In Oedipus Rex, the chorus continuously advises Oedipus to relax and maintain his composure, “Why, Oedipus, why stung with passionate grief hath the queen thus departed? Much I fear from this dead calm will burst a storm of woes (22).” In most ancient tragedies, the chorus simply complains, but does little to nothing to try to prevent them. In Oedipus, the chorus persuades Oedipus to not banish or execute Creon, his uncle and brother in
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 her mind she has already broken the law, but she thinks beyond her crime into the interrupting Creon 's law and preparing herself for the punishment ahead. Antigone is willing to go against the norm because she believes it would ease her conscience and reveal what is just, however this act is violent in itself (Arendt 1969:75). This reveals the struggle between the individual (Antigone) and the state (Creon). Benjamin states above that thoughts are fragments, which carry the relationship between thought and action (1968: 50). This is clear to see that Windston and John’s previous lives come in fragments, it is disconnected from one another, but they can relate to each other.
But, this omen that Zeus sends is a false one, as he sends a message to Troy about the Achaians’ plan, so that the Trojans can defeat them. Instead of fighting the two sides duel, but the duel ends inconclusive. In book eight, Zeus forbids the gods from participating in the war. This ban on intervention allows Zeus to direct the war against the Greeks as he promised the Achilleus. To accomplish this, he sends lighting and thunder to scare the Achaians, who then flee from the Trojans.
Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers-stern and wild ones-and they had made her strong." These “teachers” instill in Hester the characteristics needed to overcome her shame. Dimmesdale does not confess his adultery and thus is never given the tools he needed to escape from his sin. Hester, however, is at peace with her situation, and because of this is able to use her suffering to make herself
What the Capulets did to Juliet explains why they were selfish because instead of respecting Juliet’s decision they thrash on her and say things to force her to become a wife. This disconnect with their daughter is why they were not able to save Juliet from death. The other factor that caused the demise of Romeo and Juliet was their want for their desires. For instants, Romeo did not think about the consequences of meeting with Juliet even though he was being hunted. For example, the balcony scene where Romeo is confessing his love to Juliet.
Lady Macbeth is very passionate that the king must die in order for Macbeth to become the King, but she is worried that he will be to “soft” to do such a thing. “ Yet I do fear thy nature, it is too full o’ th milk” ( 1.5.16). Throughout her soliloquy, she fears that his sympathy will be his downfall and will prevent him from going along with her plan. She is confident that the only way for her plan to work, is to take action right away and,”play false” (1.5.22). Macbeth won’t do anything that will harm his friend, the King, and Lady Macbeth knows that so she knows what to do, she will make sure that he will go through with the regicide.
Oedipus has a fallout with Creon; a minor bout resulting from an argument with Teiresias, the blind prophet, but this pales in comparison to later repercussions. Unable to cope with the reality Oedipus had bestowed upon her, Jocasta hanged herself causing Oedipus much grief. Prior to, Teiresias stated, “[Oedipus,] you are living in unguessed shame” (135). He prophesied the shame Oedipus would subdue to. And at its climax, the chorus, representing his Theban people, disavowed King Oedipus and his contributions to Thebes saying it would have been better without him.
‘I hate you,’ she mouths silently,” (5) it is noticeable that Melinda lacks many of the five basic needs, but the one that she lacks the most is love. All throughout the novel, Melinda is isolated and treated as if she is no one. This makes her realize how lonely and weak she truly is. Laurie Halse Anderson states, “And I don’t have anyone to sit with. I am Outcast” (4).