Creon finds out that someone buried Polyneices and says that the person should be put to death, because they broke the King’s new rules. After some confrontation from Teiresias(a prophet),and Creon’s son Haimon who is also set to marry Antigone, Creon decides that he is wrong about putting Antigone to death. By the time he realizes this Antigone is already dead, and because of Antigone's death Haimon kills himself which causes his mother to also kill herself.
Her ultimate revenge is to kill their own children. The theme is revenge because the whole play is about how Medea 's anger leads to her murder their own children to avenge her husband. The play begins with the Amman have a conversation with yourself about how she wished that Medea had never moved to Corinth, that is where the play is played out. Amman is afraid of what Medea will do to itself but especially toward her children which she is unable to look at because they remind her of her husband, Jason, who has had an affair with the daughter of the Greek King. Medea, the protagonist, is a woman driven by extreme emotions and extreme behaviors.
One of the trials was killing the second name on her list, Vernita, while her daughter witnesses it. The second trial was when she was buried alive by Budd, and had to claw and dig herself out of her own grave. The third trial was when Beatrix comes across Elle fighting for her vengeance retrieving her sword. She is successful after plucking out Elle's other eye which leaves her blind. In this story, I believe the stage, meeting with the god or goddess, was early on when she received the one of a kind sword that Hanzo crafted for her.
That is why Sethe’s act of destroying her own creation becomes the subject and order of controversies. Whether a mother has a right to stop the heartbeat of her child or is it a crime to put an innocent life to end? Such questions echo in the entire story. American public considered Margaret Garner and other slave mothers who killed their children as criminals. There are some other examples in the American history where mothers have killed their infants to take away the extra burden of slavery on them.
Manipulation: the skillful handling, controlling or using of something or someone. Throughout John Lewin's adaptation of Aeschylus' three-part Oresteia, the characters utilize the art of manipulation in order to achieve their own ends. This form of persuasion is first seen in the words of Queen Clytemnestra in her initial aim to take revenge upon the murderer of her child; then to condemn the son that slew her. Mortals are not alone in these acts of manipulation. Both the ancient and young deities attempt employing the power of language; the Furies to retain their ancient privilege of punishment, and the Olympian gods to spread a new form of justice.
Revenge is shown throughout Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in very negative ways. Revenge is aimed at enemies, friends, even neighbors once Abigail and her group realized how much power they had, and for greedy self-interest. Everything was done for revenge, and it all started to cover up what Abigail and her sister had done. Abigail Williams used revenge on Elizabeth Proctor, because she hoped to split Elizabeth and John, so her love for John would be acceptable in society. Ann Putnam had accused Rebecca Nurse of the death of her seven babies.
Laïsa does not tell Georges who his father is because she fears Alfred would murder their child to preserve his image. Georges marries a lovely young woman named, Zélie. Alfred decides to repeat what he achieved with Zélie as he did with Laïsa in the previous years, but Zélie fights him off. Alfred falls and strikes his head, causing blood to spur. By the Code Noir, Zélie had to admit to her consequences, death is her fate because she hit her master.
The play is fired off by the improper burial of Polyneices, Antigone’s brother; she devises a plan to bury him even though it means breaking King Kreon’s law. As she attempts to bury her brother, she is caught in the act, and brought to Kreon. He refuses to take pity to the fact that she is his niece and his sons soon to be bride, and decides she should be imprisoned. However, while she is locked away, she takes her own life; this creates a dominio effect since Haemon also kills himself, and later Eurydice does as well. In the end Kreon is left empty and alone.
Antigone did not think it was right, and decided to bury him saying “ But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down with him in death…”. Another opposing argument is that Creon needs to punish her. However, Antigone is Creon’s niece and as the king, you should not be sentencing people to death just because you have the power to, especially if
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. Lush explains “Although Euripides did not cast Medea as a male solider as its protagonist, the play depicts Medea as suffering from the background Trauma, betrayal, isolation and consequent symptoms attributed to combat veterans with lasting psychological injuries” (Lush, 2014, p. 25). Hence using Lush’s view on Medea’s character as a devoted warrior suffering from Traumatic hardships in her experiences with the man she gave everything to, we can understand why she wanted revenge.
Antigone was sentence to death by King Creon for burying her brother after King Creon made a law to where you couldn’t bury him. Antigone did not deserve to die. She was the King Creon’s niece. They are family, Creon probably watch Antigone grow up as a kid and now he wants to kill her. People think she did deserved to die because she went against her family, well so did Creon.
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the burial of recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polyneices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polyneices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acts on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.
Tell me, Muse, of the twins Apollo and Artemis who were driven by devotion to protecting their mother Leto. Of how Apollo driven by insanity sought to create destruction Of humanity, and of the many pains he caused for vengeance. Even so, mad crazed Apollo would not stop until the Light Bearer, Athena, intervened before the sun god Was destroyed by his own impulsiveness, leaving the Earth Shrouded in forever darkness. Twins born from the king of Gods and a daughter of the Titans. Leto, among the favorites of Zeus’ lovers, caught the eye Of the infuriated Hera, who sought to push Leto out of Olympus.
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.
Eventually, later on Mariam risks her freedom and life by killing the violent and abusive husband, Rasheed, when he goes to beat Laila Mariam kills him with a shovel ending his life to protect Laila and her children, “And, with that, Mariam brought down the shovel. This time she gave it everything she had” (Hosseini 349). Even though, Mariam will be put to death for the killing of Rasheed, she knew it was the right thing to do to keep Laila safe from danger. The keys to endure life at it’s hardest are perseverance, hope, and sacrifice. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, shows the readers how anyone can endure their struggles in life, big or small.