Odysseus trusts goddess Athena's plan to get rid of the suitors and having her as his mentor, he is more confident to take down the suitors. As this quote explains "The two plotted death for the insolent suitors. Athena began their discussion this way" (Homer 331). She gives Odysseus the plan from there on, on how to make his way up and defeat the outnumbered suitors. It would have been impossible for Odysseus to take down the suitors on his own, if Athena did not guide
His intention in lampooning was for his audience to enjoy the irony and sarcasm of his work while criticizing the foolish view of the upper class. During the time play’s release, many critics wrote about their opinions of the play. Some critics saw his work as a fantasy, others said it was burlesque, but there were also critics who understood Wilde’s purpose for writing this play (Kohl 272). For instance, Norbert Kohl said, “He is made to laugh at the hollow superficiality hidden behind the mask of earnestness, and to mock the rich facade…” (Kohl 272). Khol clearly understood that Wilde’s purpose of writing The Importance of Being Earnest was to publicly and comically criticize the rich.
Dramaturgical Approach Life is a show. We are the actors in our own lives’, and we are constantly in the spotlight putting on our best performance. Erving Goffman published the ‘Presentation of Self in 1959 (Crossman, 2015). In this book, it is here he describes his theory about how we as people operate in our everyday lives and how we work to achieve a certain perception of ourselves. Goffman used the metaphor of the theatre to illustrate how we as social actors change our behaviour according to the audience that is present (Vogt Isaksen, 2015).
The Greek tragedy “Antigone” written by Sophocles, like any other tragedy deals with the downfall of certain characters and events. As the title suggests, the play revolves around Antigone, and her actions towards her society. Like other Greek dramas, the play consists of a prologue, the episodes and most importantly the Chorus. As we read more of the play and the plot begins to unwind itself, does the role of the chorus make any sense to us? Since the Chorus are there throughout the play, it makes the reader curious to know the role of the Chorus, how it is important to the development of the play as well as the Greek theatre.
Once her father hears these accusations, he commands to “let her die” as a result of the crimes she committed (IV.i.163). These incidents in the play illustrate Hero’s sacrifice of her angelic and pure character. Hero does little to convince others of her innocence. Moreover, clinging to the traditional views of women, men are unlikely to listen to what women have to say. Shakespeare portrays women 's ranking in relation to men by illustrating Hero’s great sacrifice, and how her closest mentors refuse to help support her.
In The Odyssey, it is Odysseus that is telling the story, and he shows his own high opinion of himself by exaggerating his successes and making his failures seem inconsequential. In The Penelopiad, on the other hand, Odysseus’s faults are brought forward through the observations of his wife. Penelope mostly comments on his wit, which boarders on malicious manipulation. Both accounts show different sides of Odysseus but Penelope’s observations remind the audience that he is not an infallible hero, but a man. Following the visit to the Cyclops den in The Odyssey, Odysseus shows arrogance by declaring his escape from there to be a success despite having lost six men while trapped.
He tries to save himself but still Macduff and others are suspicious of him. Macduff eventually kills Macbeth because he believes that he unjustly killed the kings and his family. Lady Macbeth is under so much guilt that she throws herself off the balcony and commits suicide. Killing seem as though it is not the way to go, it causes many problems that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth decided to endure after killing. After killing, guilt follows you like a shadow, following you every move, never
Most people would say that it is the friar simply because he let them get married in the first place when he should not have. It only caused more problems for these lovers. Basically someone is responsible for these lovers deaths. The friar is to blame because he let them get married and it caused a lot of problems for them. He also is to blame because he didn’t get the message delivered to Romeo in time so when he arrived at the tomb of Juliet she awake yet so he killed himself and then she saw that he was dead so she killed herself.
The burial of Polyneices is viewed nobly, yet Antigone is not faultless in that act. One of Antigone’s largest mistakes is that she burns bridges with those that care about her. Pleading with Antigone, Ismene laments “why would I care to live when you are gone?” (548). Antigone dismisses this heartfelt plea by deferring Ismene to Creon, thus isolating herself from her only kin. She concludes her story by committing suicide without regard to the lives that will be affected by her loss.
Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions. Topic Sentence: To begin, Medea’s lets her emotions overcome her when Jason leaves her to marry Glauce the daughter of King Creon. Context #1 (1-2): Jason has just abandoned Medea and his two children for Glauce in attempt to greater his wealth and status. Medea questions herself if she was a good wife to him that he would leave her for a princess: Quote #1 (Varies): “What shall I do? If only I were dead!..
Romeo 's personality of peace, loving, yet vengeful caused his own doom once he was exiled for killing Tybalt who killed Mercutio. Thus 'evidently causing pain for Juliet who lost both her lover and cousin. Juliet 's father arranging Juliet 's marriage to Paris made her mourning worse, already being married to Romeo yet being separated made her to reason with Friar Laurence. The plan that was supposed to reunite both Lovers indefinetly brought upon their own doom. Juliet herself drank the sleeping potion when Romeo was on his way earlier than anticipated, whom bought poison upon hearing of her "death" , planning to kill himslef on her tomb alongside her.
After sacking a city, he carried off the beautiful Chryseis, priestess to Apollo. As priestesses were essentially mortal wives of the gods, Apollo was outraged when Chryseis was abducted and resolved to plague the Achaians until she was returned. After the death of many Greek warriors, Agamemnon consented to return the girl to Apollo, but his pride was wounded just as Apollo’s
I feel that she lost a part of herself, knowing that she killed someone. Maybe, just maybe, she 's so arrogant the piece of human life means nothing to her. I will always feel hope that the champ feels guilty for the rest of her life. I hope her last thought will be of how she took a life to win a
Then Juliet goes to Friar Laurence to get help “Come weep with me, past hope, past care, past help.” (2357) and he agrees to we’d them. This caused Juliet to have to fake her death, which caused Romeo to kill himself “Here’s to my love. O true apothecary, thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” (2972) If Friar Laurence would have never agreed to wed Romeo and Juliet they would have not been happily together, but they would most likely still be alive and hopefully moved on. This would not have been the most happy ending, but it still would have made it less tragic knowing that they would still live and move on and hopefully live happily with someone
Because of her parents and their thoughtlessness towards Juliet she was inevitably led to her suicide. For Romeo, it wasn 't so much his parents as in Juliet’s case, although they would have not approved of him marrying a Capulet, it was more society. Because of his banishment from Verona, Romeo was unable to talk to Juliet directly, and the message she sent to him was unable to get to him in time, and this led to Romeo 's suicide. No matter what or who was the cause of Romeo and Juliet 's death, the outcome is always going to be the same. Some say that every love story written since owes at least a little something to this story of Juliet and her Romeo.