In Book V of Homer’s The Odyssey, Kalypso is immediately described as having a “sweet voice”. In compilation with Homer’s use of words like “flourishing” and “golden”, undoubtedly influenced Zimmerman’s play and the way the characters act in the stage directions. In both stories, Calypso (or Kalypso), is a dominating goddess who holds Odysseus captive for seven years in hopes of marrying him. Her introduction in Zimmerman’s play is a scene where Hermes, as a messenger for Zeus, demands she release Odysseus. With statements towards Calypso to “show more grace in your obedience” and stage direction where Calypso must “tag along”, Zimmerman’s rendition illustrates a woman, even a god, is placed below others.
As a “Reverend Mother” (265), Consoltata appears like a goddess in the women’s lives. Her power of raising the dead bodies and seeing “best in the dark” (241) has sparks Lone’s thoughts towards Consolata unusual forces.As a wise woman, Consolata has finally finds the therapy that would heal the psychological and physical traumas these women faced. As a matter of fact, Yue-Ting in describing Consolata, he says that she is “an example influenced by magic realism rooting from Latin American Literature” (978).Consequently, she creates what Morrison calls the “Loud Dreaming,” in which, the female characters’ past is substituted by brighter future as they have been purified and cleansed by the falling rain. In the “Loud Dreaming,” Consolata asks the women to recline on the floor, surroundedby the lighted candles while repeating sacred words that say, “My child body, hurt and soil, leaps into the arms of a woman who teach me my body is nothing my spirit is everything” (Morrison 263). Once again, the Convent appears to offer the spiritual experience that is denied them in external
This leads her as being known as “The goddess of three forms”, Selene in the sky, Artemis on earth, and Hecate in the lower world and in the world above when it is wrapped in darkness. Artemis is a goddess whose actions and personality is a little conflicting, has many things she’s goddess of and has many myths which surround her. She’s the daughter of Zeus and Leto with her twin brother being Apollo. She once asked Zeus to give her eternal virginity so she would never give in to any lover, but fell in love anyway. She is also “The goddess of three
Countless similarities are displayed between plays and their modern-day adaptations ranging from major influences such as setting to finer details like character traits. Being that they are adaptations, stark differences from the original can be discovered, too. The star-crossed lovers of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a drama by William Shakespeare, and West Side Story are equally affected by their friends but are influenced in dissimilar ways. Despite playing the same role, the Nurse and Anita provide very distinct influences to Juliet and Maria through the course of the stories. Having lost her own child at a young age, Nurse sees Juliet Capulet as her own daughter.
In the same scene, Juliet demonstrates her transition to womanhood by breaking ties with her family and re-stating her loyalties to Romeo. Although “maturing woman” could seem redundant or repetitive, the fact that they are closely linked creates the idea that, throughout the play, this ‘growing aspect’ is the most important facet of her person. “Maturation” encompasses her change, from the beginning of the play until the end, as well as her sneakiness, and clever way with words, as well as leads into the other points. “Woman” reinforces the idea of maturing, and also puts into perspective Juliet’s place in society as a teenage girl, giving reason for why she did what she did, first changing her loyalties, as well as how she took matters into her own hands. Once analysing the further parts of the play, it’s almost laughable to think of Juliet as some wilting flower.
But it could still be that ‘rebel’s whore’ (fate) would still get him in the end. The three weird sisters reveal prophecies to macbeth which seem to end up happening in the end. At first it seems that Macbeth fate is coming true, however it is Macbeth 's free will that make all the prophecies come true? In (act 1, scene 3, line 49 - 51) the three weird sisters set up Macbeth’s fate by announcing prophecies. THIRD WITCH: ‘All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!’ This scene is the seen that Macbeth gets the idea of fate in his head and sets the the chain of events in motion, if he had not gotten this idea or had not heard the prophecy the prophecy would not be fulfilled.
Amongst the many women portrayed in the book, the two most important women are Athena and Penelope. Athena is the Goddess of wisdom, courage, law & justice, strength and skills. She plays the role of a mentor in disguise for Odysseus but doesn’t show him the full path to his destination as Athena wants Odysseus to fight and prevail on his own. Penelope is the wife of Odysseus and the mortal queen of Ithaca. She is portrayed as the average Greek woman, but in reality is very cunning.
“I keep wishing I could think of a way to show the Capitol they don’t own me. That I’m more than just a piece in their Games.” On the other hand, Juliet also starts out very nervous and fearful. Once Juliet meets Romeo, she more or less lets loose and does her own thing and becomes her own person. “If that thy bent of love honorable, thy purpose of marriage, send me word tomorrow.” Now that she is going to marry Romeo, Juliet changes into a very strong woman with good intentions. Both of the characters start very quiet and then turn into confident, strong individuals who really become
In Theseus’ story, the love was not a traditional one. It wasn’t mutual in the beginning; it was Ariadne’s love for him that opened the option of survival in the end. The quote, “Minos’ daughter Ariadne was among the spectators and she fell in love with Theseus at first sight as he marched past her… he must show her a way to get out of the Labyrinth… told him she would bring about his escape if he would promise to take her back to Athens and marry her,” (157-158) explains the time from when Ariadne falls in love with Theseus to the time she hands him the ball of yarn to help him get out of the labyrinth. This love held so much power that without it, he most likely would have died without it. The power of love in The Hunger Games is shown through Peeta and Katniss.
As proven by her actions in myth and her appearance in art, Aphrodite was truly an influential goddess. It is claimed that without Aphrodite there would be no joy or loveliness in the world. She was a misunderstood goddess but she deserves appreciation as one of the most powerful and important Greek deities. She produced many children from her many affairs with gods and mortals. Zeus had to solve many complications Aphrodite had with other goddesses.
As she spends more time with Eddie, Jill, and Adrian she discovers that maybe the alchemist views on them aren’t true.“Why does it have to be so cut-and-dried. In your view, I either have to hate them or be in league with them. There’s a middle ground, you know. I can still be loyal to the Alchemists and on friendly terms with vampires and dhampirs(Mead,Bloodlines).” Eventually she ends up falling in love with Adrian. She is betrayed by her sister when her sister turns her into the alchemists for her loving a Moroi.
The Trojan war started off with a disagreement upon the goddesses. These goddesses were Athena god of wisdom, Aphrodite god of beauty, and Hera goddess of marriage and birth Eris who happens to be goddess of strife and discord gave them a golden apple. This golden apple marked who was the fairest and just. Zeus ended up sending the goddesses to Paris. The goddesses all tempted Paris to make his decision.
“Legend holds that seesaws became popular with girls because on the upswing they were able to catch a glimpse of the world beyond their cloistered walls” (Brennert 17). In Alan Brennert’s novel, Honolulu, a young “picture bride” of the early 1900 's named Jin makes a deal to leave her native Korea for Hawaii in the hope to find a better life for herself. Jin’s dreams shatter as she is compelled to marry Mr. Noh, an abusive alcoholic that torments her throughout the story. The young girl soon finds out that her past life is out of reach and that she must find it in herself to rise up against the abuse and inequality to save herself. Over the course of the novel, Jin faces countless female right’s issues such as abuse, the wage gap, traditional