When reading mythological stories, it seems as though a character in the story always gets the short end of the stick. There are many gods, goddess, titans, and heroes who have received the “short end of the stick” in their life span for an example Prometheus Pandora and many more. Many stories told show just examples of who was wronged and why they received such mythological punishments. Some may agree that they might have deserved it, but some may disagree and say that the punishment wasn’t necessary. This paper is going to talk about how Prometheus did not deserve the punishments he received and compare and contrast with other mythological characters who were also punished.
The scarlet letter ‘A’ did not stand for “adultery” anymore. It stood for “able.” “The letter was the symbol of her calling. Such helpfulness was found in her, —so much power to do, and power to sympathize, —that many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman's strength.” (Ch. 13, pg 107) She had gained respect for having raised her child as a well behaved young girl, and having provided for the both of them with an honest living as a seamstress, all the while being cut off from the rest of society.
First of all, Victor Hugo uses direct and indirect characterization to display Jean Valjean’s love. An example of this is when Jean takes Cosette from the Thenadiers to take care of her because he made a promise to Fantine. He learns to love her unconditionally and take her as one of his own. Hugo writes, “Cosette gazed at the miraculous doll with a kind of terror. Her face was still wet with tears, but her eyes like the sky at dawn were beginning to glow with a strange new brightness” (128).
They are allowed to interfere with humans in certain ways to certain extents, they have rules, and by punishing/rewarding humans, they create an order of morals/hierarchy so they serve a purpose as well. This presentation of the gods reveals that the Greeks see them as powerful, smarter, and "magically" significant beings. I think that the story shows that they see the Gods to be like us, but with power and authority. I think that it shows the Greeks believe that pridefulness is wrong/punishable as well. Along with pride, I think that there were themes of piety, lies and deciet, and justice so I believe that the Greeks may have seen the Gods as a way to enforce good behavior/a moral code of good, although they show to be ignorant, act "bratty", and can be decietful which may be believed to cause humans to be bad.
Hera only married Zeus after his trickery, Zeus took the form of a disheveled cuckoo, knowing that she would feel bad for the bird. Hera picked up the bird and swaddled it; then Zeus turned back into his normal form, taking advantage of her surprise raped her. Hera then married him to cover up her shame; their marriage was awful, and they often clashed. The next goddesses i 'm going to be talking about is Aphrodite, she is the goddesses of love, desire and beauty; even though she had natural beauty,
Juliet evidences her desire to be with Romeo by listing the terrifying things she would do to be reunited with Romeo, including,“ hid[ing] with a dead man in his [shroud]”(4.1.86). She concludes by saying “I will do it without fear or doubt/ To live an unstained wife to my sweet love” (4.1.89). Her willingness to commit acts of physical bravery without fear shows Shakespeare’s reversal of gender roles. Juliet continues to show emotional bravery when she fakes her own death. Father Lawrence suggests a potion to cause a deathlike trance and that it“ free thee from this present shame/ If no inconstant toy nor womanish fear/Abate thy valor in acting it” (4.1.120).
The story of Cinderella lead me to believe two things: in order to have a better life, I must have a boyfriend and that makeovers fix everything. Disney movies not only constructed my ideas of femininity, but they also imposed gendered sexuality on me at an early age through the use of patriarchy within these films. The message that a woman is lost without a man upholds the dominant social position of men and the submissive social position of women. Due to the emphasis on hetero-romantic love and the construction of heterosexual relationships as magical and natural, I learned to value my appearance as a little girl by wearing makeup, wearing nice clothes and styling my hair so that I could get my prince-charming, who would then validate my femininity. Moreover, my idolization of Disney princesses refined my knowledge on
As the heroine states when she removes her clothing, by free will, “felt I was at liberty for the first time in my life” (Carter 2006:72). She only did this after the Beast revealed himself in his true form to her first. It therefore creates an equal status between the two characters, instead of a power play. Here the heroine transgresses the traditional gender role by taking her femininity into her own hands. She enjoys this feeling of liberation to such an extent that she decides to escape from the oppressive world under her gambling father by using a replica doll to replace her.
Then the Capulet decided to organize a house gathering so that Count Paris can court Juliet. So as Benvolio came to his cousin Romeo they discussed that Romeo is in love with Rosaline, a numb girl who never returns a favor, Benvolio is trying to convince Romeo to find a better girl than Rosaline, a more beautiful one, then benvolio agreed that they will come to the gathering, Romeo only agreed because Rosaline was there not knowing that he will find someone better than
First, I loved how Nolan injected the three parts of an illusion from the novel into the film, yet he also de-structured it by starting media res. The Illusion and Scoop have good structures as well but The Prestige is more interesting due to the theme of magic or illusion that is embedded within the plot’s layout and the characters. Changing the sequence of the story underlines the intricacy of intertwined human narratives. Borden is not one but two in the same way that Angier performed several lives. Additionally, the illusion is simpler in The Illusion and Scoop with motives of politics/love and murder, respectively.